Begin writing your Personal Statement. You may want to organize
your thoughts about why you are seeking a dental education. You
will be required to submit a one-page personal statement on this
topic in your ADEA AADSAS application.
Words of Advice
Not sure what to write about in your essay?
Consider these ideas.
The ADEA AADSAS
application requires a
personal essay on why you wish to pursue a dental education. Where
do you start? Admission committees are looking for individuals who
are motivated, academically prepared, articulate, socially
conscious, and knowledgeable about the profession. What can you
tell admissions committees about yourself that will make you stand
Here are some tips:
- Be honest about how you became interested in studying
dentistry. If becoming a dentist wasn't a childhood dream, that's
fine, but explain how you discovered dentistry as a career
possibility and what you have done to research the career.
- Have you observed or worked in dental offices? Explain what
you've done to demonstrate your interest in dentistry. Talk to
practicing dentists to increase your understanding of general
- Do you have any special talents or leadership skills that could
be transferable to the practice of dentistry?
- Express your commitment to helping others and mention any
efforts made that enforce that commitment.
- Did you have to work to pay for your education? How has that
made you a stronger applicant?
- To get where you are today, have you had to overcome hardships
or obstacles? If so, how has this influenced your motivation for
Learn more about the personal statement.