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Pediatric Dentistry Residency Position, Statement Help, Helping Children from Underserved Families

Updated: Jul 31


I could not be happier with my chosen profession, Pediatric Dentistry, enabling me to give my all every day of my life to the noblest goal that I can imagine, improving and enriching the lives of children as effectively and sustainably possible. Since children are the future of our society, I also feel a unique sense of enrichment resulting from my contribution to the community. Oral health care is so fundamental that it must be taught to children to protect them and society from the horrendous costs - economic, social, psychological, communal, etc. - that result from tooth decay, especially among children and young people.


Making the Dean’s List in my DDS Program at UXX was a significant accomplishment. I attribute this achievement to my drive and dedication, coupled with my cultivation of focus, primarily through yoga and as a runner. I feel that I have much to contribute to your team in Pediatric Dentistry, especially given that I have earned my Master's Degree in Public Health and am experienced in research, especially concerning issues of oral health and Medicaid. I have launched myself on a lifetime focus on the children of the underserved, marginalized social classes and groups, migrants, etc., the children who need me most. I look forward to a lifetime of service here in America, primarily to children on Medicaid with regular voluntary, communal outreach through clinics for those with low income and no insurance.


Already proficient in general treatment procedures such as restorations, fixed and removable prostheses, root canal treatments, and surgical extractions of regular and impacted teeth. When I join your program, I will have three years of full-time experience as a general dentist serving a patient pool of more than 60 percent children. Thus, I already have extensive experience in real-world challenges and opportunities in children's oral health care. I am becoming increasingly proficient in most of the procedures needed for pediatric patients. I now look forward to a complete immersion experience in the advanced skill sets that I will need to address the oral health challenges of children across the board.


I actively participate in craniofacial development and stem cell biology research and could not be more engrossed with what I am learning. I believe research in craniofacial biology holds promising keys to improving clinical outcomes for congenital and acquired craniofacial abnormalities. Enabled and inspired by advanced training and experience in Pediatric Dentistry, I look forward to steadily increasing my volunteer activity on behalf of the community by giving as many hours as I possibly can each week to helping underserved children. I want to go much further than being among a minority of pediatric dentists who accept Medicaid; I want to specialize in my professional practice on those children for whom Medicaid is their only oral health resource.


I keenly look forward to forming a network of Pediatric Dentists especially concerned with congenital or acquired craniofacial abnormalities: processes, treatments, etc.


I relish the celebration of diversity in America. I could not be more pleased that the patient pool with which I am currently engaged includes a great deal of variety of children and their parents from all ethnic groups and walks of life. I most enjoy and treasure the feedback from children’s parents, and I already have many fond memories. Finally, I am now the father of a baby of 6 months, the oral health of whom I pay incredibly close attention to. I love having my tiny laboratory, tiny person, tiny mouth in my arms daily.


I thank you for considering my application.


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