Larkin Mcdaniel Dentistry Personal Statement

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Larkin McDaniel Dentistry Personal Statement

I can remember how proud I was of my dentist, Dr. Risk, when he spoke to my kindergarten class about keeping up good dental hygiene. We all went into a large classroom and sat criss-cross applesauce on the floor to hear his presentation about brushing our teeth to remove the plaque “bugs.” He also talked about how cavities are formed if we do not remove them properly and consistently. This memory has stuck with me, and I have always wanted to make other people feel the way I felt sitting on that tile floor long ago. He was always very good with making children feel special, easing their fears, and connecting to patients of all ages on a personal level. I always loved going to the dentist as a kid because Dr. Risk always made me feel important. While shadowing in Dr. Bellott’s office, a cute little boy came in for a cleaning, and he wanted to know everything from the process to the tools. My encounter with the little boy reminded me of my own excitement as a child about going to the dentist and how excited I am to be able to work with kids like him.
He always made me feel important, and was very good with making children feel special, easing their fears, and connecting with patients of all ages on a personal level.

In early middle school, my teacher had me write a time capsule letter about what I wanted to do with my life once I completed high school. I wrote that I wanted to go to college and then go on to dental school. It may…
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