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Writing a Personal Statement

Posted by Larry G. Dunham, D.M.D., FACD, FICD on May 26, 2022

The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application. It gives a dental school’s Admissions Committee the opportunity to assess your motivations and decide if you will be extended an invitation to interview.

“Applicants should use the personal statement as an opportunity to honestly reflect on dentistry as a career choice,” says Larry G. Dunham, D.M.D., FACD, FICD, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. 

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