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Saudi Arabian Applicant Prosthodontics Masters, Team Player Personal Statement for Residency

Updated: Mar 21

I am writing on behalf of my application to give my all in your competitive combined Master of Oral Science & Prosthodontics Residency Program and I hope to be chosen on the basis of the fact that I am a very hard worker who wants very much to give his all to your program. Since September of 2014, I have been at my current position as a Teaching Assistant in Oral Histology & Dental Anatomy in the Basic Oral Sciences Division of the Faculty of Dentistry at XXXX University, in Saudi Arabia. Since dental school, I have increasingly gravitated towards Prosthodontics as my lifetime specialty for research, publication, and practice. My great passion and enthusiasm for everything having to do with Prosthodontics is one of my principal assets as it motivates me to excellence in my field. If selected, I assure you that I am most ready for long hours and nearly exclusive devotion to dentistry throughout the course of my residency.

I have distinguished myself in particular in the creation of outstanding treatment plans. I can figure out any case no matter how complicated it is; brainstorming until I come up with the perfect treatment plan. For each challenge there is solution and I am always relentless in my pursuit of the optimal treatment. Especially when I am alone, my patients—past and present—are what I think about the most, especially the cases that were the most challenging. I also reflect frequently on hypothetical cases, simply imagining the challenge and how I would respond to it. I even dream about dentistry, teeth, patient’s in pain, waking up traumatized myself upon occasion. If I am staring at someone, I am looking at their teeth, because of the way that prosthodontics runs in my veins.

I am particularly in love with the aesthetic aspects of dentistry, designing especially beautiful smiles which I see as a sort of signature of my aesthetic touch that I am leaving on each happy client. I look forward to participating extensively in ongoing research projects as part of your program. I especially interested in doing research that it closely related to esthetic prosthodontics, particularly in dental anatomy since I am designated in this division. Since my internship I have increasingly developed my thoughts towards research in addition to my clinical passion. Therefore, I challenged myself to write an initial manuscript of my internship research and I did. I am particularly fascinated by developments in the differentiation of the size and shape of anterior teeth across a variety of species and the relationship between teeth forms with face shape across different species. And that is why I want to master my research as well as my and clinical skills over the course of many decades to come.

I am simply consumed by my practice of prosthodontics; thus, I feel that I have a great basis or platform upon which I hope to distinguish myself as a researcher as well as a clinician. Most of all, I want to become known for being a great prosthodontist; creative, always working on new techniques, ideas, solutions and theories. Being a team player is also central to my ethic of excellence and I look forward very much to joining your distinguished team.

I thank you for considering my application.

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