I have been through school to become a dental assistant and in that short period of time I have come across many individuals who are frankly terrified of coming to the dentist. Having good oral hygiene greatly impacts your overall mental and physical health. For one instance, there was an older man who came into the office in incredible amounts of pain. The dentist and I looked into the mouth of this poor man and found incredible amounts of decay and it was affected every part of this mans health. He had an infection, and he wouldn’t ever smile due to the appearance of his teeth. Everytime this man came in he smiled a little bit more. He was a much happier person, and loved to show off his new nice teeth. It was great to see and know I helped achieve this. I now want to go for my dental hygiene degree in school, unfortunately I need the funding to do that. I have paid for all of my school until now on my own or on student loans, I work full time. How will this change the world? Once im finished with school, I plan on traveling and working in organizations that help the less fortunate of our world. I would love nothing more than to use my passion in life & using my dental skills, to achieve smiles of faces all across the world, this is my life dream. Help me make it a reality. Thank you.