I admit that I did very poorly in my previous academic endeavor, but circumstances back then were not favorable to me. I once got a D in Chemistry because I had to skip two tests in the class to go back to my home country because my father died. I retook the class and was vindicated when I got a B for it. Moreover, I also got W on some courses but this was brought by the fact that when I took them, I was not yet familiar with the ways of American colleges. It has been five years now since I came and more or less, I am now familiar with the system. I know this will help me a lot go through dental hygiene school more smoothly.
A lot of people are probably wondering why I want to go to a dental hygiene school. It is because this is where I felt I will excel. My interest in dental hygiene will help me sail through difficult academic situations with more vigor and enthusiasm.
This has become my one big passion in life. Cliché may this sound; I really am ready to face the odds, no matter what, in my pursuit of this dream. For me, wanting to be in a dental hygiene school is a big dream
I know that many dental schools will find it very difficult to take me in, considering the very poor academic records I have, but I really am appealing for another chance to pursue something I dearly love. As I said earlier, I have already learned my lessons from my past mistakes. I do hope these mistakes will not hound me forever.
On the professional side, I know that this field offers many rewarding career options. It combines science and technology in helping people enhance and maintain their oral health. In fact, it has been said that this field will be on the cutting edge of advanced technology; thus making its practice even more thought-provoking and gratifying. This is one challenge I want to take, if this school will allow me.
Consequently, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the demand for dental care is projected to grow in the coming years. As baby boomers age, they will continue to need preventive services and many of them will require maintenance on existing dental work. Moreover, a large numbers of dentists are expected to retire in the next 20 years, creating a huge vacuum that needs to be filled up by new dental professionals (ada.org).
Recently it has been reported that dental workers are often the first health care providers to recognize and identify a number of illnesses, which includes cancer and cardiovascular problems, among others. Medical research also suggests an increasing number of links between oral diseases and other health concerns. In effect, dental workers’ role in the over-all health of an individual has been increasing. Ultimately, I think that the most important role I want to play in the future is to help educate people about the importance of oral health. I have always believed that prevention is better than cure. In the end, I am appealing that I be given the chance to be accepted in the dental hygiene program of the San Joaquin Valley College.
I also know that being in a dental hygiene program is not a walk in the park. This is why I have long been preparing myself for the challenges that may come my way, in case I’ll be accepted. In other words, I have come fully prepared so as not to humiliate and disappoint the people who may want to give me a chance here.