MEMBER OF THE MONTH March 2017
Year: Class of 2019
Major: MCD Biology
Running,drawing, reading, hiking and going on many adventures.
I have a missing tooth on my lower jaw and as a little kid I was always fascinated by teeth and smiling. As I got older, the more curious I got! What made me lose my tooth and not grow back? I started acknowledging more of my family dentist and what they do. I started noticing how much they made people smile and educated them about oral health. The doctors and assistants always seemed to have enjoyed walking into work while helping their patients. I want a career where it was a mixture of my happiness, making other people happy, education, and art. I like drawing on my free time and my general dentist drilling into my tooth to help my pain from my cavity, was really a work of art with their hands and "sculpturing" my tooth. I definitely knew at that moment I wanted all these factors involved in a future career and so, dentistry caught my eye.
What made you join Pre-Dental Society?
I wanted help and needed help. I didn't know anything about dental school, applications, shadowing or the DAT. I genuinely needed help and so I decided to join to see what it would offer me. With out any disappointment this club gave me all the help and information. A bonus, I gained friends through this club. I didn't come in with a mindset to make friends because i wanted the help and in the end I also was given friends and mentors.
Your favorite motto or advice to other Pre-Dents?
My advice to other pre-dents, know how to repsond to the question: "Why Dentistry?" It's going to help you decide if this career is for you or not. Repeat it a thousand times! If you can repeat your answer a thousand times with a smile on your face, then you know this career is for you. You don't need the dental career for your future, but you WANT it to be your future!
Also, be humble and kind. You never know what other people are going through or you could be living a horrible version of your life today instead of what your'e living right now. Appreciate what you have.