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Disadvantaged Status Fishing Village in Malaysia


Throughout my school days in Malaysia, my parents could only afford two pairs of uniforms at once. Therefore, every day after school I would wash my uniforms and hang them outside the house to dry before the sun went down. During the monsoon season, I would leave my wet school uniform to dry under…

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DDS Applicant Iranian Immigrant

I arrived in the USA on my 13th birthday. My mother had been diagnosed with acute rheumatoid arthritis and she needed numerous surgeries; since the success rate for such operations was quite low in Iran, our country of origin, we decided to come to America and get her the help that she needed, inclu…

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MS Degree in Dental Hygiene, Vietnamese Applicant

I want to pursue the Master Degree in Dental Hygiene so as to devote my professional life to the betterment of dental hygiene practices and education, especially in my country of origin, Vietnam. I work as a dental hygienist in a private practice, and I dream of someday becoming a teacher of dental …

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DDS, International Dentists’ Program, Indian Applicant

If you were to look into the waiting room of a typical US dentist’s office, you are likely to see a number of relaxed looking patients reading magazines. If you look at those queuing for treatment at a free dental clinic in India, you will see many swollen face and pain filled eyes but also the smil…

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Orthodontics Residency, Thailand

I am a Thai woman, born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I hold the degree of Doctor of Dentistry awarded by XXXX University in 2010. I speak English, French and Mandarin Chinese.

 In much of Asia, including Thailand, dental health is generally neglected and basic education in dental care is ofte…

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Fellowship Implant Dentistry, Thailand

 

I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand where I now live and work. I hold the degrees of Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Master’s Degree in Periodontics. I speak Thai and English. It is my goal, in applying for admission to the program, to maximize my knowledge of Implant Dentistry in order …

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DDS Korean, BS Biochemistry

I am a Korean man, born and raised in Korea and spent some time in New Zealand before I moved to the US in 12th grade. I hold the B.S. degree in Biochemistry, magna cum laude, awarded this year by UXXX. I speak Korean and English and basic Japanese. My short term goals are to join the program, excel…

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DDS Application in Canada, Indian

As I write this, thousands of miles from my childhood home of Mumbai, I reflect on the events that placed my feet irrevocably on the path of Dentistry, a path laid with an understanding of what it truly means to be poor, stigmatized and ostracized simply because of where you went to school. Whether …

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DDS Admission, Philippines

 

Growing up in the Philippines, I learned that using one’s time wisely was essential to survival, and since 2005, the pursuit of my very own American dream. My guiding principal in life has always been to utilize the resources that I might have to help other people, even in small ways, thereby …

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DDS Admission, Korea, Canada

I would visit my father’s dental clinic every Friday after school as I was growing up in Korea. Often, I would also go to see my aunt and uncle who also ran a dental clinic. I feel as if the practice of dentistry is in my blood, part of my heritage.  I feel most privileged to have grown up in a fami…

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Masters Prosthodontics Saudi Arabia

While I am a Saudi Arabian dentist, I was born in the United States and am, therefore, a citizen. Now, I very much want to return to the country of my birth to further my studies in my chosen field. I want to attend graduate school in the United States of America because I feel strongly that they ha…

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DDS Admission, Dental Surgery, Yemen, KSA

I am a young Yemini woman who is a very hard worker, highly motivated, and extremely dedicated to my field, dentistry. As a result, I already hold a degree in dental surgery from my university in Yemen and I keenly look forward to a long lifetime in the pursuit of excellence in my chosen field. My f…

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DDS Admission, Master of Endodontology, India

I wish to enter the Master of Endodontology program at____because it offers the most diverse and inclusive program in this highly specialized field. It is diverse because of its professors with their wide professional training and experience.  It is inclusive because it includes both faculty and stu…

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DDS Admission, Pediatric Dentist Saudi Arabia

When I was seven years old, my mother first took me to the dentist in pain. ¨Will it hurt¨ I asked. As the door to the clinic opened, she told me to sit politely on the chair. I was not even given a chance to speak; then I saw the needle and began to weep. My mother had promised me that it would not…

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DDS Admission, Maxillofacial Surgery, Libyan

 

I am a Libyan girl who always has a smile on her face. For me the smile is the sweetest of all symbols of life and joy and this is why I have dedicated my life to dentistry. While I grew up in Libya, I was born in Germany and I have always loved traveling and meeting new people, getting to kno…

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DDS Admission, Non-Traditional Indian, Comp-Sci

I feel that I am a strong candidate for dental school, with a 4.0 post-bachelor GPA, a Masters Degree in Computer Science, and a 98.7 percentile ranking on the DAT. I am a non-traditional applicant at 33 years old, but I have several assets that I believe will enable me to make a unique contribution…

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DDS Admission, Korean Community

I am an extremely hard working young man originally from Korea who wants very much to devote his life to the practice of humanitarian dentistry and preventive oral health care. I see this as the best way for me to contribute to my society and the development of global society as well.

I came to t…

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DDS Admission, MPH Degree, Indian

I have complemented my education as a dentist in my native India by attaining an MPH Degree from the University of XXXX. Born and raised in Bhopal, India, I did my Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the XXXX College of Dental Science and Research Center, in Bhopal, one of the finest dental schools in cen…

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DDS Admission, Computer Science, Iranian in Canada

 

I am a young Canadian-Iranian man who, along with his family, has come a long way, both physically and intellectually. Born in Ahvaz, Iran and raised in Toronto, I consider myself to be a citizen of the world, an intellectual, and most of all, a public servant. My love for technological advanc…

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DDS Admission, Dental Office Receptionist, Korean

At 21 years old, this summer, I am happier than I have ever been in my life. Being an adolescent was difficult for me because life was so full of uncertainty. Now, every day, I rush through breakfast and my chores with profound enthusiasm: I can´t wait to get to my job as a dental office receptionis…

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