Due to my compassionate nature and love for the sciences I have since long known that I would be best suited to a career in healthcare. Dentistry stood out from other fields of work because it had the additional aspect of intricate manual work, something which I want to be a feature of my everyday job. I am good at working in a team, communicating well and being conscientious of others but I also embrace the opportunity to lead and work on my own, the extra demands and responsibilities all taken in my stride. The challenging environment that dentistry offers I know will keep my mind sharp and active, while its ever-expanding field satisfies my thirst for scientific knowledge.
In order to get a better insight into dentistry I spent in various dentistry settings,work experience. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, finding all the work from orthodontics to implants highly interesting, and realised the importance of the relationships dentists held with their patients. After talking to various dentists about the work I realise how stressful and frustrating some cases and patients can be. This hasn’t deterred me in the least though as I know my patience, determination and (perhaps most importantly) my sense of humour will see me through such situations. It was exciting to see just what it was like to work inside someone’s mouth and be involved with caring for the patient. All in all, my experiences of dentistry have only served to strengthen my desire to become a dentist.
Away from academic work I still like to keep active, as I’m quite an energetic character which has improved my confidence and has been rewarding. While While everybody has to work with together, and have helped prepare groups for competitions and students for their exam performances. Calming younger children before performances as well as advising them how to improve their study without offending them has made me excellent with children and juniors.