Application Materials: Dentistry

The samples below are donated by UCSF students, residents and alumni to offer you ideas to format and present your skills and experience.

Note: Please do not copy the text verbatim. It is unethical and unwise, as several employers and residency directors recognize our samples. Instead, for extra help, attend on one our monthly Application Materials Clinics or watch our Application Materials Online Workshops using step by step handouts.


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  • Prosthodontics - Created by Merissa Ferrar, Class of 2021, ADEA Prosthodontics Lead
  • Endodontics - Created by Duy Bui, Class of 2020, ADEA Endodontics Lead
  • Periodontics - Created by Katherine Le, Class of 2021, ADEA Periodontics Lead
  • Orthodontics - Created by Justyn Park, Class of 2021, ADEA Orthodontics Lead
  • Oral Surgery - Created by Molly O’Hare, Class of 2021, ADEA Oral Surgery Lead
  • GPR/AEGD - Created by Jonathan Gao, Class of 2020, ADEA GPR/AEGD Lead
  • Pediatrics -  Created by Sapna Saini, Class of 2020, ADEA Pediatrics Lead

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