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Leslie Pence

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

“The autonomy of working as a dentist allows opportunities for me to continue in those passions that energize me, such as creating art and volunteering in the community. With aspirations of becoming a pediatric dentist, I hope to focus the free time I will have on volunteering with children and families in need. I plan to host and participate in free dental clinics for children, possibly in a mobile form that travels to schools to provide treatment and preventative care. I would also like to provide oral hygiene and nutrition lessons in schools, similar to the lessons I lead now as a student,” Pence said.