I am a woman from India, where I completed my Bachelor of Dental Sciences Degree. A highly-dedicated dentistry professional, I especially look forward to doing research in the future in the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery, OMFS. My long term professional goal is to have my own dental practice where I labor mightily each day to put a smile on the faces of my patients. This is where I attain my dignity, satisfaction, and pride. I also look forward to working very hard as a member of my community, engaging in volunteer activities that raise awareness concerning the importance of maintaining one’s oral health. In particular, I want to devote as much of my energy as possible to assisting low-income people to get appropriate dental care.
My extensive experience in dentistry began while I was in high school, shadowing my uncle who is a dentist. While in dental school, I worked under the supervision of one of my professors as an assistant dentist, completing a 1-year internship. After graduation, I worked as a junior dentist in a private clinic in Hyderabad for 15 months. My experience as a volunteer includes working with the mentally disabled at the XXXX Institute as well as helping to conduct numerous dental camps in rural areas while still a student. I have also devoted countless hours to the Red Cross, both in India and here in the USA. I am currently working as a volunteer assistant at a blood donation center in XXXX, MO.
My experiences have enabled me to learn to adapt myself to a broad variety of professional contexts and challenges. My pride is centered on my compassion and the confidence of the patient is what I most prize. I want very much to devote my life to the cause of promoting oral health awareness and working selflessly for the betterment of the members of my community. I want to be the kind of dentist who is very well connected with networks of like-minded professionals devoted to dental camps, missions, and other volunteer efforts.
As a student of dentistry in India, I cared for those patients who lived in some of the most poverty- stricken rings of misery surrounding Indian cities. Each day was an intense learning experience that helped me to grow enormously on a human level in response to the magnitude of the challenges. During my last two years of study, I had the opportunity to work in rural areas where levels of health awareness are especially low; coming across many people who did not even know what tooth paste was and had never seen a dentist even once in their entire lives.
Community service provides my life with its meaning. I thrive as a human being on the expression of love and compassion. Now, I want very much to prepare myself for practicing dentistry here in my new community. Since my arrival in the USA a little over a year ago, I have taken several online courses in preparation for returning to Dental School here in America, as well as preparing for the NBDE. I was a recognized leader among my peers in dental school in India. This is why I was one of only a few students to later be appointed as a faculty member, in my case, in the area of Oral Medicine & Radiology. Both before and after my graduation, I was heavily engaged in the organization of various programs, all devoted to raising the awareness of the importance of oral health and hygiene. I look forward to giving my all to your distinguished program so that I might continue to excel in my chosen field here in America.
I thank you for considering my application to your program.