I used to work as a dental assistant during my holidays when I was studying for my Bachelor of Science (NUS) in 1998. It was through this job that I gained insight into what dentistry is all about. The dentist whom I worked with back then inspired me to become a dental professional. After graduating from my Bachelor of Science, I worked for almost a year as an Editor-in-Chief for an online pharmaceutical company in the bustling Central Business District.
Driven by my own desire to gain more knowledge, I decided to apply for an undergraduate program in Dentistry at NUS. I remembered that the Acting Dean of the School of Admissions, Professor Shang, back then called me into his office and had a good chat with me on why I was determined to go through another 4 years of tertiary education. I guess my passion and perseverance impressed him that day.
Indeed, I have been blessed in many ways and I’m grateful to have many friends and colleagues who have supported me and helped me during my arduous pursuit of becoming a dentist and orthodontist.