Maybe. So far, I find general dentistry the most interesting because they do many procedures versus specialists that do only a few procedures over and over again. However, there are some cool specialties out there. Specializing is something I’ll think about in a few years. I’ll need more exposure to the different specialties which would be shadowing or learning about it in dental school.
Well the interviews went great! I was pretty nervous, but I think I did pretty well. The guy that interviewed me at my second interview was sooo good looking. At this point I could end up anywhere. I choose the labs I applied to as much as they choose me and I think the culture lab interests me more. I still l have one more app to finish and I have an article to read. Then I have a couple of other things to do. It’s a pretty busy day for me. I can’t believe school starts in about 2 weeks!
Both for labs that are very interesting and ideal. I honestly would be happy with either one so I hope both interviews go very well so its up to me to decide. I’m so excited because my chance of getting to do research next semester just went up.
I thought it would which is why I was iffy about changing from medicine to dentistry but after shadowing, I did not find people’s mouth’s gross and I have yet to smell bad breath. With gloves and masks, I don’t think being grossed out is ever going to be a problem for me.
I’ve always known I wanted to have a health career. I love helping people and I get very good grades in my science classes. I originally wanted to be a doctor and go to med school but I got very stressed out about the amount of extracurricular activities I had to do. I didn’t want to be stressed out for the rest of my life so I decided to pick something different. I did some research and found out that dentistry had a great job outlook, pay, and hours. Also, you don’t have to go through residency unless you want to do a specialty. I decided to shadow a dentist and orthodontist this summer to figure out if dentistry is for me. I love what they do and I can really picture myself being a dentist.