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Michelle James

Student at Muhlenberg College
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love"- Mother Teresa. Being a dentist has been my dream since I was in middle school. I was a reserved kid and the idea of going to the orthodontist petrified me. However, my orthodontist made me feel comfortable and my nervousness soon disappeared. I watched him move from chair to chair adjusting braces painlessly, all while telling corny jokes. He made me want to smile more. Eager to know more, I shadowed my local dentist who taught me that the top priority of a dentist is to make sure that a patient is able to continue with a procedure. There has to be a open communication between a dentist and a patient. Regardless of what work needs to be done on the teeth, a patient and how he or she feels comes first. This experience is what I hope to maintain when I become a dentist. I want a patients experience at a dental office to be pleasant and effective. My observations also showed me the importance of remaining calm and thinking on your feet: As a dentist, a procedure may not go as expected, so it is imperative to pay attention and be ready for anything. What I love about dentistry the most is that a dentist can get rid of a patient's insecurities about how they look. A dentist wants a patient to smile and be much more confident. I want to be the person who brings that smile. Currently, a junior at Muhlenberg College, Muhlenberg has given me the opportunity to take one step closer to my life's dreams and goals through the 3-4 Dental Cooperation program with University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. I know that with hard work, determination and all the resources that the college offers to me, I will be well on my way of attaining my dream profession. I want to serve others in the community and eventually, join organizations such as Dentists without Borders to provide dental care to people from all backgrounds and countries. I am excited for what the future holds!
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Michelle James was named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List at Muhlenberg College

Michelle James of New Windsor was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievem...

June, 26 2019 - Muhlenberg College
Michelle James was named to Muhlenberg College's Fall 2018 Dean's List

Michelle James was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Fall 2018 semester. To earn this academic achievement, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the term.

January, 22 2019 - Muhlenberg College
Michelle James was named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List at Muhlenberg College

Michelle James of New Windsor was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2018 semester. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievem...

June, 27 2018 - Muhlenberg College
Michelle James was named to the Fall 2017 Dean's List at Muhlenberg College

Michelle James was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Fall 2017 semester. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

January, 29 2018 - Muhlenberg College
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