For Mr. Telin, it was the wide variety of opportunities to give back that has really made life at the University at Buffalo stand out and inspire him.
“Coming to dental school in Buffalo, was like finding a gold mine of outreach opportunities,” he wrote in his application. “I don't know if it's something in the water, but people here are very selfless and dedicated to the cause. We have weekly opportunities [to] volunteer, and I try to do as much as my schedule allows. I particularly enjoy attending educational sessions for new and expectant mothers at different women’s centers. There is so much that they are unaware of, and they are inundated with information on their newborn already. It’s nice to have those conversations and help them understand the importance of proper oral hygiene at home. All of these experiences have helped to shape my life in dental school, and help me develop ideas of how I would like to give back in my career.”
He plans to become a pediatric dentist and continue his outreach and community service.