Pacific NW Dentistry | Dentist in Auburn, 110 D St SE, Auburn, WA 98002; phone: (253) 880-1828
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I recently received a call from an old Intel colleague of mine.  As most of you may already know, I am not what one would consider a traditional dental student.  I did not go to dental school right after my undergraduate degree.  I actually went to work as a design engineer at Intel.  I was a member of the original Pentium 4 design team.  Back to my call, the call that I received was from another member of the P4 team.  He called to ask for my advice about dental school and the dental field.  I found out that he was a first year dental student.  He is considerably older than I was when I attended dental school.  His oldest kid is a college student.    This shows that there is no age limit of pursuing one dream’s of becoming a dentist.  The road to dentistry is one of the most difficult roads to take but one of the most rewarding.  The acceptance rate of dental school is extremely competitive and low.  For example, the UW dental school only accepts 63 students out of thousand of applicants.  Even if you get into dental school, finishing it is also quite challenging.  It requires hours of study and hours of time spend in the lab and clinic.  Those do not even include all the national exams that one have to take to be a licensed dentist.  However, if you show determination, put it the effort, and if being a dentist is your dream, you CAN achieve it.  I might be the first in the Intel P4 team to become a dentist, but now, I am not the only one.  :)

If you are considering attending dental school and you are a non-traditional applicant, you can contact me.  I will try my best to answer any questions that you may have.  Personally, I think that dentistry needs more people like us.  :)

Pacific NW Dentistry

110 D St SE
Auburn, WA 98002 USA

Phone: 253-880-1828

Fax: 425-390-4263

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm (by appointment only)

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