DDS International Dentist, Advanced Standing

I am a candidate for admission to your program since I look forward to studying Dentistry in a department that has a high regard for research and state-of-the-art Dental Science. I hope to be offered a position as a student in a program that is at the forefront of addressing the challenges facing the profession of dentistry today, and the introduction of new dental technologies in our communities.

Iran was invaded by Iraq when I was a child. Subsequently, I grew up to be an especially serious young person because of having this first hand experience of massive pain and suffering so close by and so intense. This caused me to focus on science as an answer for human suffering very early on. Those medical professionals who picked up the pieces from this war became my childhood heroes. I look up to them and it was they who I most admired and sought to imitate while I was still a teenager longing and planning for my own professional development.

My life has long been and always will be dedicated to the service of others in my community. Prior to attending college in Iran, I worked as a volunteer in the Polio Eradication Program and served as part of a vaccination team that went door to door vaccinating children under the age of five. In college, my interest in genetics led me to develop and pursue a special interest in cytogenetil analysis. As a junior, I conducted extensive research on the numerical and structural chromosome abnormalities of the Carthamus genus and performed chromosome pairing and chiasma frequency studies involving two Carthamus species, categorizing the species according to the UPGMA cluster analysis method. Contributing to the publication of a related research paper was one of my greatest achievements. I also engaged in extensive research in the microbial degradation of crude oil. In the end, my team was able to convert approximately sixty-five percent of crude oil into a nanobenzene extractable form.

To community service combined with extensive background in the Physical Sciences. I have had numerous classes in Embryology, Applied Genetics, Microbiology, etc. and I spent more than 80 hours shadowing Doctor XXXX in his dental office. I feel very privileged to have had this opportunity to observe Dr. XXXX attend to his patients (which included implants) and my own chance to interact with patients as well. As a result of this experience and extensive independent reading, I have become quite familiar with strategies for oral health promotion and disease prevention. What I most look forward to in the future is the opportunity to participate in visiting dentist programs in the Third World, to be able to go to places where people have no access to dental care and serve these people represents for me the most satisfying experience that I could possibly have. I am a cosmopolitan person with diverse interests and a deep love for service to others. I have traveled in Europe and have also visited Turkey and I look forward to a lifetime of service to diverse clients from many ethnic backgrounds and language groups and especially being of service to the medically and dentally underserved. And I want to thank you for consideration of my application.

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