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    Post Please Revise My Personal Statement for Master's Course in Endodontics in UK

    It was during one summer break at a rural hospital in Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand when 10-year-old May and her mother entered my dental operating room. The young girl had a toothache. Her mother was convinced that extracting the infected tooth was the ideal solution. As an advocate of saving teeth rather than removing them, I suggested endodontics treatment as an alternative. At first, she had insisted against the option; however, after some persuasion, she later changed her mind. After the treatment was completed, little May, with all her teeth intact, gave me a beautiful smile; a gesture that have stuck with me ever since. This is one of the many fond memory I have had working as a dentist over the years.

    The positive experience that I have had as a dentist have assured me that this is the right field of work for me. With a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Srinakharinwirot University’s (SWU) dental school and four years of experience as a general practice dentist, I am now confident that I possess ample skills, knowledge, and experience to start progressing towards becoming a dental specialist. Specifically, I want to pursue a career as an endodontist.

    I began to develop an interest in endodontics back when I was an undergrad at SWU. I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to observe and assist a postgraduate student with several endodontics cases. One of those cases happened to be my father, who at the time had a severe tooth pain. Having saw how effective the treatment worked on him and having heard the praises he gave my senior, I wanted to be able to perform such treatment as well.

    My years at SWU was a challenging yet rewarding journey. Under the guidance of many knowledgeable and highly-experienced professors, I developed myself into a competent dentist through a variety of theoretical and practical training. One of the highlights of my coursework was successfully conducting a internal bleaching procedure after a root canal treatment on a patient diagnosed with discoloration of a permanent tooth due to trauma. It was quite a rare case for an undergrad to encounter, and I was glad that I capitalize on the opportunity.

    Besides academic work, I also took part in various extra-curricular activities. I was a part of a student council that ran several successful community projects. These include the “Sweet Enough Canteen” project, encouraging children to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks at cafeterias, and the “No No No Smoking Rabbit” project, encouraging teens to stop smoking. On several occasions, I have volunteered to help with the dental school’s open house programs as well, where I gave inspirational speeches to young students and helped conduct various introductory activities. In addition, I was a part of the dental school’s cheerleader squad, in which I learn to become a confident and vocal figure to my fellow students.

    During my senior year, I also had an opportunity to collaborate with the Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine in an inter-university research programme. My team and I researched the topic of “Infective Endocarditis in Relation to Odontogenic Infection”. At that time, we got to learn from a number of cardiologists and endodontists, as well as observe them performed infective endocarditis treatments. This experience has significantly improved my research skills, expand my network, and inspired me to become a researcher.

    My first job after graduation was as a general practice dentist at the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital. During this period, I have gained a lot of experience from treating a wide range of patients and interacting other dentists. The case of little May, which was mentioned earlier, was one of the more memorable and challenging case that I have faced in my career. May had a bad fall that resulted in a crown fracture of the immature permanent incisor tooth. Her mother insisted to have the tooth removed. After thorough diagnosis, I explained to her that the tooth can be saved via apexification. This was the first time I had performed this procedure; therefore, I had to conduct further research on my own time and constantly consult with endodontists. After many visits, I have successfully treated May. I gained a lot from this experience and was very proud of this accomplishment.

    While I was in Nakhon Nayok province, I have also participated in a variety of activities outside of work. I took the leading role in several of Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital’s campaigns promoting healthy living for the local community. Additionally, I was a guess healthcare science lecturer for dental hygiene students at the hospital as well. I really enjoyed the experience and genuinely would like to teach more in the future.

    After spending about two years working at the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital, I decided to work in my home city Bangkok instead. I have worked as a general practice dentist at three different dental clinics: Smart Smile Dental Clinic, Jendham Dental Company Limited, and Dental Corporation Public Company Limited. At these clinics, I have encountered many wonderful patients and learned from many talented co-workers.
    Over the years, I have developed an interest in teaching and researching. In the long run I would like work as both a dental specialist and a lecturer/researcher, which is why I plan to join SWU’s dental school’s research team after completing my postgraduate study. Being a researcher there would let me explore the role of a lecturer and a researcher, ultimately helping me achieve my goal.

    Completing a Master’s of Science in Endodontics will provide me with the skills, knowledge, and academic qualification necessary to advance my career and achieve my long-term goal. I possess a strong ambition to become an endodontist and passion for health and science. With these attributes along with my experience, I am confident that I will excel at furthering my studies and go on to become a successful endodontist as well as a researcher/lecturer.
    Last edited by mnattw; 06-Nov-2017 at 18:58.

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    Re: Please Revise My Personal Statement for Master's Course in Endodontics in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by mnattw View Post
    It was During one summer break at a rural hospital in Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand when a 10-year-old girl, May, and her mother entered my dental operating room. The young girl had a toothache. Her mother was convinced that extracting the infected tooth was the ideal solution. As an advocate of saving teeth rather than removing them, I suggested endodontics treatment as an alternative. At first, she had insisted against the option. However, after some persuasion, she later changed her mind. After the treatment was completed, little May, with all her teeth intact, gave me a beautiful smile; a gesture that have has stuck with me ever since. This is one of the many fond memory memories I have had working as a dentist over the years.

    The positive experience that I have had as a dentist have has assured me that this is the right field of work for me. With a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Srinakharinwirot University’s (SWU) dental school and four years of experience as a general practice dentist, I am now confident that I possess ample skills, knowledge, and experience to start progressing towards becoming a dental specialist. Specifically, I want to pursue a career as an endodontist.

    I began to develop an interest in endodontics back when I was an undergraduate at SWU. I was fortunate to have be been given an opportunity to observe and assist a postgraduate student with several endodontics cases. One of those cases happened to be my father's, who at the time had a severe tooth pain. Having saw seen how effective the treatment worked on him and having heard the praises he gave my senior, I wanted to be able to perform such treatment as well.

    My years at SWU was a challenging yet rewarding journey. Under the guidance of many knowledgeable and highly-experienced professors, I developed myself into a competent dentist through a variety of theoretical and practical training. One of the highlights of my coursework was successfully conducting a an internal bleaching procedure after a root canal treatment on a patient diagnosed with discoloration of a permanent tooth due to trauma. It was quite a rare case for an undergrade to encounter, and I was glad that I capitalized on the opportunity.

    Besides academic work, I also took part in various extra-curricular activities. I was a part of a student council that ran several successful community projects. These included the “Sweet Enough Canteen” project, encouraging children to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks at cafeterias, and the “No No No Smoking Rabbit” project, encouraging teens to stop smoking. On several occasions, I have volunteered to help with the dental school’s open house programs as well, where I gave inspirational speeches to young students and helped conduct various introductory activities. In addition, I was a part of the dental school’s cheerleader squad, in which I learned to become a confident and vocal figure to my fellow students.

    During my senior year, I also had an opportunity to collaborate with the Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine in an inter-university research programme. My team and I researched the topic of “Infective Endocarditis in Relation to Odontogenic Infection”. At that time, we got to learn from a number of cardiologists and endodontists, as well as observed them performed infective endocarditis treatments. This experience has significantly improved my research skills, expand my network, and inspired me to become a researcher.

    My first job after graduation was as a general practice dentist at the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital. During this period, I have gained a lot of experience from treating a wide range of patients and interacting with other dentists. The case of little May, which was mentioned earlier, was one of the more memorable and challenging cases that I have faced encountered in my career. May had a bad fall that resulted in a crown fracture of the immature permanent incisor tooth. Her mother insisted to have the tooth removed. After thorough diagnosis, I explained to her that the tooth can could be saved via apexification. This was the first time I had performed this the procedure; therefore, I had to conduct further research on my own time and constantly consult with endodontists. After many visits, I have successfully treated May. I gained a lot from this experience and was very proud of this the accomplishment.

    While I was in Nakhon Nayok province, I have also participated in a variety of activities outside of work. I took the leading role in several of Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital’s campaigns promoting healthy living for the local community. Additionally, I was a guess healthcare science lecturer for dental hygiene students at the hospital as well. I really enjoyed the experience and genuinely would like to teach more in the future.

    After spending about two years working at the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Hospital, I decided to work in my home city of Bangkok instead. I have worked as a general practice dentist at three different dental clinics: Smart Smile Dental Clinic, Jendham Dental Company Limited, and Dental Corporation Public Company Limited. At these clinics, I have encountered many wonderful patients and learned from many talented co-workers.

    Over the years, I have developed an interest in teaching and researching. In the long run I would like work as both a dental specialist and a lecturer/researcher, which is why I plan to join SWU’s dental school’s research team after completing my postgraduate study. Being a researcher there would let me explore the role of a lecturer and a researcher, ultimately helping me achieve my goal.

    Completing a Master’s of Science in Endodontics will provide me with the skills, knowledge, and academic qualification necessary to advance my career and achieve my long-term goal. I possess a strong ambition to become an endodontist and passion for health and science. With these attributes along with my experience, I am confident that I will excel at furthering my studies and go on to become a successful endodontist as well as a researcher/lecturer.
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    Last edited by tedmc; 26-Nov-2017 at 11:16.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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