It all started with me as an adolescent drawing pictures of cartoons with unhygienic teeth. Afterward I would draw the plaque and cavity-infested mouth and then operate with my tools,which were my pencils and markers, to create oral perfection. At that time I never anticipated being a dental hygienist, it just seemed like fun cleaning teeth. From elementary to high school I’ve excelled in science classes. My success in my current anatomy class, in which I’ve received an A, excited me and guided me even more to enter into the medical field and choosing dental hygiene just made sense. I recently had the opportunity to shadow my dental hygienist which confirmed my desire to pursue this career. In the dental hygiene program at GRU I expect to learn hands-on from one of the top medical institutions in GA,of course the lingo and medical terms, but also the necessary skills in order to teach others about the importance of oral hygiene and how overall health can reflect your oral health and vice versa. With my sympathetic, open-hearted, patient, and responsible demeanor, not to mention my interpersonal skills, I will thrive in the dental hygiene program. Continuing education after certification is essential to being well-rounded in the profession. Technology and medical procedures are continually evolving and it is important to keep up with the industry.