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Sample 1st 2 Paragraphs for Prosthodontics Residency in the USA, Kuwaiti Dentist

A dentist from Kuwait, I completed my studies in the UAE and I am now in Kuwait working as a general dentist in a government facility. While dental education is quite advanced these days in the UAE, even more so than my own country, I long for further education and specialization, especially in the context of state-of-the-art dentistry as practiced in the USA.

I am an extremely serious young woman who is a very hard worker and I look forward to long hours giving my all to your program. For some time now, when I choose to read something, it is almost always about Prosthodontics. English and the language of dentistry go hand in hand because I read professional journals in English. I have been learning and practicing English since my childhood, especially over the course of the last several years and I am equally comfortable practicing dentistry in English as I am in my native Arabic. I look forward to contributing the diversity of your program at XXXX University as an Arab woman and I hope to be remembered as the Middle Easterner with the warm, ever-present, very reassuring smile.

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Statements of Excellence in Prosthodontics

I help prosthodontists and students of Prosthodontics from all over the world to be selected for admission to advanced education programs. 

The origins of prosthodontic literature are becoming more geographically and economically diverse, with increased contributions from Africa, Asia, and South America, and middle- and low-income countries since 1998. Collaboration between high-income countries and the other economic group countries has increased over time and we laud this collaboration.

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A day-in-the-life of a prosthodontist. Dr. Adarve, a prosthodontist, describes a typical day in his practice.

Prosthodontics MSC Application Additional Material Sample

I am a true believer that prosthodontics is the foundation on which treatments are conceptualized, contributing a great amount of knowledge in the evolution of treatment concepts in modern dentistry through a multi-disciplinary approach. One of the topics that I am interested in includes “Influence and Applications of the Technology in the Field of the Oral Implantology” as it has its own vitality to expand its capability to facilitate the treatment concepts in the various aspects such as the guided-surgery protocol, next generation surface treatment on the implants fixtures, Paradigm shift of the current prosthodontic protocols to “One-Abutment, One-time” concept developed by Dr.Weigl at the J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

With the unlimited boundaries of technology related to oral rehabilitation, a clinician should be able to gain not only higher clinical abilities, but also higher learning experiences to educate both colleagues and patients. Most of all, it is the patients who will get the greatest benefit out of this opportunity. The triangle of Research, Technology and Education is the well-balanced foundation on which true leadership is built. I understand this journey will include great challenges, and I am ready to take them on in pursuit of my lifetime career goal. I would like to be a part of the cornerstone in this field, fulfilling my vision to keep up with this dynamic field and be a vital part of the global network to share wisdom and discover new scientific areas. I am confident that this course of study will allow me to walk the path I am destined to walk. After the completion of this study, I will continue striving to keep opening up further dimensions ahead. I would love to utilize my experience, knowledge, and network to serve as a frontier of the next-generation in prosthodontics in its various applications. I will maintain global connections to develop a vital network so I may assume a leading role in this community. The completion of this program would be a milestone in my career on an entire new level. 

The Humanitarian Side of Prosthodontics

Humanitarian prosthodontics can be performed wherever you are, so the choice of where you treat patients is yours. Would you like to combine humanitarian work with travel? Many people do, not only to target some of the neediest individuals on the planet, but also to learn about new cultures and regions of the world.

Local Humanitarian Work

In 2013, a group of health professionals from Blue Mountain Hospital in Utah decided to act locally. The prosthodontics outreach program gave new life to elderly dental patients at the Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. Community Health Centers at Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley in 2013, when a unique four-day humanitarian outreach program was conducted by the Academy of Prosthodontics.

Two teams of four prosthodontists, dentists and a lab technician provided twenty elderly patients with full sets of dentures at both locations over a four-day period.

Dr. Vance Telford, D.D.S. with the Montezuma Creek Clinic, said patients made their appointments as far in advance as six or seven months! They had the preliminary work done (screening, having teeth pulled, etc.) prior to their appointments.

Dr. Geoffrey Thompson, who works at the Department of Prosthodontics at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was part of the group at Montezuma Creek. Dr. Thompson and Dr. James Deboer D.D.S., have been doing these Prosthodontic Clinics at Montezuma Creek for nearly twenty years. Their specialty is rehabilitating and restoring lost teeth.

"Our colleagues always ask why we do this. Some of them can't understand how we can spend a week working for free here," Medina said, a laboratory technician that was also part of the team. "I tell them, 'you don't know. You don't know the feeling of seeing someone get a set of dentures and how grateful they are to get their life back. I can eat, they say.' I love coming here. It's very worthwhile to know I'm helping people."

The clinics at Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley are part of a larger outreach program that has spread to many parts of the country. Dr. Thompson said the outreach programs began in Oklahoma in the ´90's.  

From there, the outreach programs expanded to Montana, Alaska, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Chicago, Fort Duchesne, Utah, and other locations. Many of the teams visit the same locations each year.

Humanitarian work Abroad

Another group of dental professionals, including periodontists, went to El Salvador in 2014.

Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode say that the goal is to see everybody in line regardless of their condition and to practice the best dentistry we were taught in dental school and learned over the years.

They claim that it’s the most exhilarating experience when they see these patients waiting for them in huge line ups: if there was happiness that’s it – being able to help that person at that point of their life. 

Dentists should be able to look at individuals in extreme need, extend a hand, and help them, according to these periodontists. These actions can start in one’s own backyard, with one’s own patients, one’s own community and the results are contagious, they emphasize. An in-depth interview with both doctors can be found on this page.