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DDS, Dental School, Dentistry Diversity

Becoming a dentist is my professional goal in life and I love XXXX University, having done my undergraduate studies there in dental hygiene and having taught in the Dentistry Program for several months. I am most fond of both the University and the program. Thus, it is my first and only choice, the only dental school to which I am applying. I feel especially compatible with XXXX due to the great diversity of the student body. Being Korean and immigrating to the United States from Argentina, I am highly representative of the vast diversity that characterizes Los Angeles. And, as a native or near native speaker of three languages English, Spanish, and Korean. I look forward to a long professional life characterized by service to a diverse clients including patients from all three primary language groups.

As a child I always told people that I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. And as a deeply spiritual person, I see becoming a health care provider as something more than a way to make money or support my family; for me, it is also a way to serve my community. My long term goal is to some day be able to establish my own dental practice and to provide free or radically discounted service to low income individuals in addition to those with insurance plans or other means to pay for my service.

My first love as a child was fixing computers, spending hours on end laboring inside tiny spaces, working with great care and handling very delicate parts. I have also long been fascinated with the life sciences, especially human biology, and by the time that I graduated from high school, I was certain that I wanted to be a dentist. Yet, as a child of immigrant parents unfamiliar with the language, the culture, etc., life has been challenging for me. I am especially thankful for the beautiful wife and baby that I now have whose presence in my life causes me to be especially highly motivated to succeed, and has also made me a more compassionate person.

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