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Saudi Dentist, Residency Program, Restorative and Operative Dentistry, Free Professional Samples

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

I hope to be selected to complete a residency program in restorative and operative dentistry based on my great passion for this area of dentistry and my experiences and accomplishments. I have chosen this area because it makes the most of my natural talents and desires, paying minute attention to detail, the challenge of working in small spaces, and the great joy that results for the patient from the recovery of a beautiful smile.

I was enthusiastic about visiting the dentist as a child because mine was so kind, patient, and friendly. I wanted to emulate her from an early age, so I pursued dentistry. It is a decision that I have never regretted; seeing grimaces of pain turn into smiles of relief and gratitude provides the level of satisfaction that few other professions could provide.

I qualified in 2016 with a GPA of 4.4/5 and completed an internship program in Saudi Arabia in mid-2017, and have been working in general practice since that time. This background has provided me with extensive exposure to general dentistry. I now seek to qualify to practice in the US and then pursue specialist studies in Restorative and Operative Dentistry, which has become a passion since seeing the dramatic and life-enhancing results that excellent specialists can provide. Ultimately, I aim to become a world-class specialist practicing, researching, and teaching in the specialty and providing widespread and effective preventative education in dental and oral health in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

I have provided preventative education in oral and dental health in Saudi Arabia, one of my primary interests. An increasing incidence of caries is a feature of Saudi dental health caused by the growing consumption of refined sugars, contributing significantly to obesity and diabetes. I want to be part of the solution to this problem. I see the key as being educated at the earliest possible ages, close parental involvement, and regular reinforcement of the message that diet and dental health regimes can greatly enhance general health.

I have benefited from excellent training and facilities and have treated patients of all ages presenting with a wide range of conditions under-skilled and caring mentors. I sought as much exposure to esthetic dentistry as possible as a student. I assisted in many challenging cases involving esthetics and enhancement of function, which provided exceptional satisfaction. My great passion for Restorative Dentistry was especially fired when assisting in treating a girl in her late teens who was extremely distressed because of the unsightly appearance of her anterior teeth and confided that she had little confidence and avoided social gatherings. Her appearance was dramatically improved when her treatment was complete, and her faith was restored. She became engaged shortly afterward and invited me to her wedding.

I am thrilled to be a member of a profession in which many advances in techniques and materials are being achieved to benefit many. I look forward to learning and applying the most advanced methods available. I especially enjoy the treatment planning process and am meticulous in pre-treatment preparation; I readily co-operate with others to achieve a common goal. I consider myself an original and creative person with an advanced appreciation of aesthetics,’. I believe that my empathy and patient-centered approach will enable me to excel in your program.

I am very interested in undertaking research and have been involved in as much research as possible during and since my internship. I have already contributed to one piece of published research, ‘Awareness and Acceptance of Dental Therapists Among Dentists: A Cross-sectional Study Among Dentists in Jeddah,’ and am now working on research relating to restorative dentistry, which is currently in the publication process and entitled: ‘Assessment of Adaptation of Two Types of Dental Adhesives and Composites Using Cross Polymerization Optical Coherence Tomography.’ I believe that the characteristics of an excellent orthodontist overlap considerably with those of undertaking effective research. I am confident that I have the potential to conduct a highly effective study and greatly look forward to doing so.

I know that many more cultures are represented in the US than in Saudi Arabia. Consequently, cultural sensitivity and awareness are particularly vital to a medical professional in the US. I am widely traveled and enjoy being exposed to varied cultures, learning about their histories and traditions, and sharing knowledge of my heritage. I particularly enjoy trying the foods of different cultures. I am a friendly, outgoing person with a well-developed sense of humor and am fully fluent in English.

I can assure the reader that I shall apply myself with exceptional diligence and enthusiasm to the program to excel rather than merely succeed within it.

Thank you for considering my application.

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