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Letter of Recommendation for Dental School from Mentor

Updated: Jan 20

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is XXXX, and I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of XXXX for acceptance to dental school. I am a dentist initially from Vietnam, where I went to dental school with XXXX’s mother at the Ho Chi Minh School of Dentistry. Since then, we have remained close and outstanding, mainly because we both immigrated to the USA, where we now practice dentistry. It has been a privilege to watch XXXX mature into adulthood as an outstanding student most dedicated to her studies, with enormous potential for contributing to her chosen career. I am delighted to see that XXXX has chosen dentistry as her profession, following in the footsteps of her mother, and I am convinced that she will not only excel but distinguish herself in the future as a very hard-working dentist with enormous compassion for her patients and dedication to the advancement of her profession.

Not long after finishing dental school in Vietnam, I and XXXX's mother immigrated to the USA, where we earned our DDS Degree and now practice dentistry. Several years ago, I earned my degree at Loma Linda University and established my practice in San Diego, California. I have a solid footing for giving XXXX the most acceptable recommendation. She shadowed me in my dental practice for 125 hours, from December 2018 through July 2019, for 5 hours each Saturday - from 10 am to 3 pm. Her talent was immediately apparent after only an hour of assisting me in the clinic. Her mother is a dentist; uncanny, as if it were in her blood, how rapidly she picked up everything around her.

I benefited from XXXX’s support in my clinic every Saturday for eight months. I was thoroughly amazed at her performance and the rapidity with which she grasped the day-to-day functions of a dental clinic, even mastering some of them by the time she left. I have never seen anyone learn so fast due to her focus, drive, dedication, and innate abilities. Her passion for dentistry is her calling, inheritance, and the continuation of a beautiful family tradition passed down from mother to daughter in this great country, a land of opportunity for many. The three of us all daydream about returning to Vietnam at some point in the future to contribute to advancing dentistry for the underserved in our land of origin.

Thank you for considering XXXX’s application. Her progress is a profound honor for all of us, and I would be most pleased to be able to provide you with any further information.


Letter of Recommendation for Dental School from Mentor


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