The Girl That Aspires To Be A Dentist

What You Don't Know About The Girl Who Aspires To Be A Dentist

Although it pays well, that's not why our hearts chose this profession.

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Everyone assumes I'm going to college studying dentistry in order to live a life of luxury when I get older. It's a commonly known fact that dentists make a hefty yearly income, but that has a negligible impact on why I chose to pursue this career.

It's typical that when asked what feature people find most attractive in their significant other, they respond their smile. Smiles are a characteristic that is clearly displayed on a person's face and often what people view first.

You can discover a lot about a person by the way they smile.

Because smiles are a quality that hold a large amount of importance in life, it could cause people to feel self-conscious if they aren't satisfied with theirs. The idea I love most about giving someone a perfect smile is the amount of confidence it will provide them. I remember getting my braces removed and feeling like a completely different person. Getting the smile you always dreamed of allows you to feel beautiful and complete.

A lot of people feel as though teeth aren't an important part of the body because they serve a large cosmetic purpose, but teeth are extremely vital in everyday life and need to be taken care of - that's where dentists come in. People may feel as though this occupation isn't as significant as others because we may not deal with life or death situations on an everyday basis, but dental health is extremely important for a variety of reasons.

Infections can obviously be extremely dangerous on any part of the body, and they're something that dentists see very often and must cure so that the rest of the body doesn't become affected. To state the obvious, people clearly need teeth to consume food and many incidents can interfere with this which dentists much immediately cater to.

When people picture a hero, normally occupations such as firefighters, surgeons, doctors, etc. come to mind, but ever since getting braces as a young teenage girl and needing to have various dental procedures done, I've imagined my orthodontist and dentist to be heroes. They've done so much for me from removing teeth that disturbed the others to allow me to bite properly. I cannot wait to have that same effect on people, whether it be young children, elders, or adults.

All of us studying to go into the dental field are aware it will be a long and difficult battle. After college, we still need to endure years of dental school and possibly attend more school depending on our specialization, but knowing that we will live out our dream pushes us to work through it.

Due to the amount of school dental students have to suffer through, people assume we won't be able to get married and have children like many others. This is false. Being a dentist is actually a great profession to enter for those that want to have a family because their weekend hours are extremely minimal and they're let out of work at a decent time every day. If you choose to open your own practice, you'll even be in charge of the hours you work.

People figure that my desire to go into the dental field is just a stage and when I have to deal with saliva and blood on an everyday basis, I'll back out, but I can say with complete confidence that won't occur. They believe I tell others I want to be a dentist because it seems "impressive" and that it'll pay well, but that is very untrue. I've interned at a dentist's office and find the things that most people find to be "disgusting" in the mouth to actually be quite interesting. I'm certain that WHEN I follow through with dentistry, I'll be doing something I love every day.

Myself along with fellow dental students are constantly asked why we'd want a job that revolves around exploring mouths, but my answer is always the same: to help people. Even if dentistry isn't the first occupation people think of to assist others, I see its influence on people's lives and I can't wait to pursue my passion.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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Why Ellena Whitfield Became YouTube's 'EllenaWhat'

A conversation with Ellena Whitfield on the future of YouTube, journalism, and social media.

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Ellena Whitfield, popularly known as "EllenaWhat" has taken advantage of the social media revolution with the success of her YouTube channel, which has a following of 65,000 subscribers.

YouTube has become the gateway to success for many young internet influencers as the site became second-most popular in the world as of August 2018.

Whitfield has applied her success online to her schooling at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. With an aspiration to become a Rolling Stone or Alternative Press journalist, Whitfield creates weekly music reviews to her channel.

"I think YouTube is relevant because of the culture our generation expresses. We grew up with the boom of social media and it's our modern-day entertainment on a more personal level. Our parents experienced the same thing through the boom of television. This is why we've started to idolize influencers like they are movie stars," Whitfield said.

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Whitfield has met many other young and successful influencers during her time at ASU and the making of her channel. Her cousin, Kendall Rae, a YouTuber with 1 million subscribers inspired her to create her channel.

Whitfield expressed that she would love to become a full-time YouTuber, but there is always the fear that the platform will crash.

"One of the biggest YouTube influencers, Jeffree Star, was making money off of Myspace and then all of a sudden the platform, which seemed revolutionary at the time, crashed and he was forced to live on his friend's couches for a while," Whitfield said.

Even with the fear of YouTube ending, Whitfield said her YouTube channel has given her a platform and the experience she needs to succeed as a journalist. Whitfield said that YouTube not only helped her gain a social relevance, but it gave her experience on how to make relevant and timely content.

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Human communication professor, Steven Corman emphasizes Whitfield's point on the importance of present-day journalists adopting the social revolution.

"Mainstream media and social media are part of a shared ecosystem. Mainstream media uses social media as a source of information, and social media plays an important role in distributing stories from mainstream media. Journalists need to embrace both if they want to be successful in creating stories and reaching larger audiences with those stories," Corman said.

The most unique aspect of journalism is that it is forever expanding. There are many new platforms and ways of sharing news such as YouTube that allows journalists to spread news faster than ever.

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Lexi Varrato, the social media director of ASU's AWSM club strives to evolve with journalism, especially when it comes to the club she helps run as it is one of the most important aspects of journalism to stay relevant.

"Having a social platform as a journalist is crucial because it helps you build your brand and create a presence in an era that is so technologically focused. Not only will you create your image, but it allows you to make connections that will help you further your career," Varrato said.

The rise of young influencers is very inspiring to Whitfield as she says it is realistic to make a career as an influencer. She said that YouTube can lead creators to many different careers such as creating a fashion line or becoming a journalist as she aspires.

Whitfield plans to keep her channel as long as YouTube exists because she loves every aspect of documenting her life and sharing it with her audience. Whitfield expressed that she cannot wait to see where YouTube is in a couple years and believes many college students should give YouTube a try.

"People that have millions of subscribers all started with zero. If you don't start now you're never going to know what could happen," Whitfield said.

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