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Let Us Salute Our Dental Heroes!

Few people are fully aware of the extent to which dentists are heroes. Yet they are. One dentist, for example, suggested the following: "I work in an oral surgery office and we have HIV patients come in who are loosing their entire dentition. Not only are they HIV+ but lots of them are drug users and have extremely high tolerances to the opioids and narcotic sedatives. They can get extremely combative."

Let us salute our dental heroes on the front lines! I particularly enjoy eloquently expressing your nobility on your behalf.

Many of the applicants to advanced education programs in dentistry are people for whom English is a second language. Almost all are multilingual and many have extensive experience from outside the United States. Some are already dentists who have completed their training and already practiced dentistry in their country of origin; and now they are applying to Advanced Placement Programs leading to the DDS degree in America, Canada, England and Australia. Most of our clients also share an interest in serving the desperate need for extensive new initiatives in oral health care geared towards meeting the needs of societies’ most vulnerable sectors in the Developing World.

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Sample Additional Questions and Answers for International Dentist Application

1 What activities have you performed that demonstrate your ability to work effectively with people?

The best evidence that I have of my ability to work with people is the fact that I am highly appreciated by my colleagues and supervisors in my current position as a Clinical Demonstrator at the XXXX Medical and Dental College—where I graduated from dental school in 2009—since June 16th of 2014. My day-to-day responsibilities include patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment management; I also teach fourth-year students and general practice residents. Treating patients at the same time that I teach students has helped me to perfect my professional capacity in numerous areas, learning greater levels of patience, exploring the complexities of ethical issues and building team work through leadership, fostering our sense of shared purpose and quest for professional excellence. I also completed a one year residency here at Lahore Medical and Dental College from April 2010 through March 2011, serving as general practice resident with two months spent in each rotation in every department of dentistry. 

Equally important to my career trajectory as a dentist and the challenges that I have faced along the way learning to communicate as effectively as possible with patients and colleagues alike is the testimony of my extensive association resulting primarily from a dental internship at XXXX; providing me with advanced training in MCPS in operative dentistry and extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cases related to restorative dentistry and endodontics. I did case presentations, led discussions, and helped to organize as well as attend conferences where I always presented.

2 Please describe your immediate and long-term professional goals. 

My sense of purpose in life deepened greatly during the course of my dental internship at XXXX especially because it provided me with a platform to treat low-income patients of a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, all with extremely limited resources. While I found treating these people to be extraordinarily challenging in some cases, primarily because of budget constraints, I learned to think quickly on my feet and make life-changing decisions in a split-second fashion, because I simply had no other choice. Learning to channel my energies in the most pragmatic way possible, always healing and resolving conflicts, I never failed to maintain my focus and my cool. I was also a great professional asset to my parents’ hospital where I served for some time as Assistant Director. My experience in hospital administration will always be with me, inspiring and empowering me with creative ideas for excellence in dentistry, especially with respect to the underserved.

I have long developed a special interest in the issue of infection control and I intend to continue to build my own special research base in this area in which I hope to distinguish myself by my publications in the future and I look forward to deepening my critical edge and distinguishing myself in this area in particular as a student in your program. After completing your distinguished program I plan to continue to further my education both formally and informally in the area of Endodontics, devoting myself to a professional lifetime of both research and practice in this area.

3 Describe (if applicable) your work experience (paid or unpaid) in the U.S. or Canada and how it contributes to your professional experience.

I feel strongly that I have already become a truly international dentist primarily on the basis of my successful completion of an internship in Connecticut from Sept 2013- March 2014 for Dental Arts of Avon PC, assisting and observed Dr. XXXX, D.M.D.

I recently completed a 150-hour volunteer observership in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and General Dentistry at Brooklyn Hospital Center where I have been exposed to numerous dental cases from simple extractions to extractions under sedations to sinus lifting to implant-supported, complete and partial dentures. I have been attending conferences here as well on issues such as guided tissue regeneration, ANUG and LANAP and I have had the opportunity  to follow numerous cases of oral surgery in the operation threater including Enucleation of OKC and bone augmentation.

My hard work during this volunteer period has been very much appreciated by the Chairman of the Dentistry Program and also the director of the General Practice Residency Program. They have both given me letters of recommendation in addition to receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Brooklyn Hospital.

My volunteer experiences here in the USA have helped me to better appreciate the way in which great doctors attend to the patient in a holistic fashion, spiritually, mentally and physically, and always with compassion and sincerity. I have myself become more passionate, modest, refined and cooperative, especially with respect to our patients. One special highlight of my work in the USA was volunteering with CLOUD 9, organizing an event that took place on June 29th 2013 to raise funds for the charitable activities of the XXXX Memorial Hospital, which cares for victims of cancer who have scare resources.

4 What qualities of the University of XXXX School of Dental Medicine do you feel will help you achieve your professional goals and how?

The Dental program offered at UXXXX will put me on the world stage of dentistry, the facility is very advanced and up to date on every aspect of dentistry; being a student there would help me to achieve my goal of getting the best training and education available. Growing up in a family where my parents and siblings are all doctors and received the best education available to them, I do not want to settle for anything less either. The clinical and research opportunities available at UXXXX represent the optimal springboard on which to excel as an international dentist in the future, especially since I have already fallen in love with your campus and its history.

Most of all, I hope to be accepted into your especially distinguished program at UXXXX because of the excellent clinical training and the research opportunities that your program provides. I see Operative Dentistry as the HEART OF DENTISTRY and Endodontics as the queen of the oral health sciences. I thank you for considering my application to UXXXX.

Statements of Excellence for Admission to Dental School

Disadvantaged Student Status

I would be especially honored to help with your essay for disadvantaged student status for admission to dental school. If you are from a family of modest economic resources, applying for consideration as a disadvantaged student could save you well over $100,000. (Further Details)

Dental School and Ethics

As someone with a PHD in Social Ethics, I feel strongly that dental schools should teach ethics. There are three primary weaknesses of ethics education: the suggestion that more education is not the answer to everything, ethics is boring, and course content is qualitatively inadequate” to achieve true behavior change. We have not solved all of these problems; nevertheless, some progress has been made and some dental students are being exposed to analysis of ethical issues at some universities.

Dr. Bertolami uses cheating as an example of the general failing of ethics education programs to alter the fundamental moral fabric of dental students. Students who cheat are well aware that cheating is wrong, but they choose to cheat anyway. According to this way of thinking, some feel that encouraging morally appropriate conduct within any profession is generally ineffective, a mere waste of time and resources. Recently, however, news reports in business, medicine, and the military emphasize this need. While it seems doubtful that additional formal instruction regarding the immorality of cheating would alter the behavior of those few students who do cheat. In fact, it seems likely that such instruction would offend or bore the majority of students. If there is a general failing in our educational programs, it appears to be a systemic avoidance of confronting unethical behavior within these programs. In a study of medical students’ reports of their own cheating, a student reported that “one student was repeatedly seen cheating independently by several people and reported to the administrators and nothing was ever done! Programs also need to consider the messages students receive from administrative responses to moral and ethical problems.

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My service is quite different from other statement writing services on the Internet for several reasons. I am the little guy on the web, not a big business like most of my competitors. You deal directly with me. I answer all of your questions completely free of charge and I am solely responsible for producing a statement that you are very pleased with.

Please note that I attend to my clients in the order in which I have received their payments. 

I help as many applicants to dental school and advanced education programs in dentistry as I can. For some, I draft a model first paragraph completely free of charge, I am limited in how many clients I am able to assist primarily by the fact that I have half custody of my baby boy Davy.

I especially enjoy working on behalf of applicants whose story excites me, clients who I feel strongly are in a unique position to give something of importance to their respective professions. I only do my best, taking the time to reflect on your story as well, usually doing some internet research on your behalf.

It is always a special honor to labor on behalf of those clients whose stated long term goals represent a significant contribution to the advancement of dental care in the Developing World, where I live with Davy, for example, in Bolivia.

1.) Fill Out Online Interview Form. 2.) send resume/CV & rough draft to drrobertedinger@gmail.com

An old wise man and creative writer, many of my clients Add Me as a Contact! on Skype. ID: DrRobertEdinger so that we can chat. Please note that I am not usually able to talk and I need your information in text form. David and I live in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the exact center of South America.

I appreciate that you trust me to do a good job finishing your statement. I trust you as well to recommend me to your friends and colleagues if you are very pleased with your statement. 

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I am convinced that one’s ethnicity, language skills, and multicultural experiences need to be woven together in a most eloquent fashion in your Personal Statement, as interconnected themes that radiate throughout your admission essay. Your ethnic or racial background and international aptitudes are your greatest assets as an applicant, and they need to be carefully related to both your short and long term goals. Along with my associate Steve, I do everything that I can to make your personal statement to dental school as effective as possible. After a careful review of your material, we ask you highly specific questions born from our many years of experience writing dental statements. We are highly sensitive as to what is important to include, and what is not. We have also had a great deal of practice at condensing a lot of material onto two double-spaced pages (we like to think of it as brain surgery).

Often, in both the questions that we write for you as well as the statement itself, we contribute creative ideas that help to make your case for admission much more powerful. Dental school is extremely competitive. It is not enough to suggest that you are hoping to contribute to the diversity of the program; you must demonstrate in especially creative ways how your own unique combination of high motivation and multicultural background make you uniquely suited to dentistry and that you have enormous potential for meeting the oral health care needs of the planet’s underserved populations. In many if not most cases, if you are an international dentist, the most effective strategy for you to employ in your statement is to argue that you need additional training in order to maximize your contribution to the underserved populations of your country of origin.