A very hard-working Saudi Arabian dentist, I have learned to balance my full-time devotion to dentistry with my family artfully. I am a young woman whose first professional love is Periodontology. This has empowered me to become an expert in time management and multitasking; my fullest professional aspiration is to teach in this area and practice at some point in my career. Thus, I hope to receive some of the finest training in the world in Periodontology due to being accepted to and completing a Residency Program.
I have always believed that a beautiful smile makes a person more attractive and confident, making an optimal first impression. Before beginning dental school, I was passionate about beauty and improving people’s lives in sustainable ways. For me, Dentistry fulfills both of those drives. I finished dental school in Saudi Arabia two years ago and was most proud to rank 8th in my class. Since beginning dental school, I have focused on Periodontology as the area where I hope to pursue advanced training. Particularly after my first two years of dental school, I learned enough about various areas of specialization in dentistry to feel fully confident that Periodontology was the correct choice for me. By my fifth year, I was treating patients under the supervision of a resident dentist with advanced training in Periodontology. I began to better understand our field's theoretical and clinical aspects, attended more surgeries, and watched videos online. I came to appreciate the equal importance of periodontium and dentation.
In my internship, I focused on Implantology, which I could not do in dental school, and I fell in love with all aspects of implants. My four months of rotations in various implant clinics in different hospitals were some of my best times, along with regular workshops on multiple aspects of implant techniques and resources. By the end of this experience, I was convinced I wanted to give my professional life mostly to Implantology.
I so loved being a student that I began to dream of teaching someday about this time in my career. On a few occasions, I went to schools to talk about my specialty and how much it could improve people's lives, providing instructions concerning dental care and avoiding dental problems. I have always been a person who loves to discover things and learn more, which has led me to participate in many research projects; for the last couple of years, most of my research efforts have been in Periodontics. I want to devote my life to helping patients have a higher quality of life due to their treatment. I also seek a lifetime of intense community engagement and support as an oral health professional. I keenly look forward to participating in public health campaigns and want to raise awareness about the importance of periodontics. I feel strongly that my six years of formal academic training in dentistry will enable me to hit the ground running in your program and excel.
Thank you for considering my application.
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