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Michelle Farnoush

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation
University of Nevada at Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

For Ms. Farnoush, dentistry is an inter-generational team sport, like her beloved hockey or volleyball, where winning means not just a better smile, but better overall health.

“Dentistry is an opportunity for me to change the perceptions of children, their parents and grandparents with one single appointment,” she wrote in her scholarship application. “It has the power to educate, integrate, adapt and produce results in a way that patients can tangibly see and feel, which is often missing in other health professions. This, to me, represents the essence of my outreach efforts at our school and our profession: encompassing the desire to serve and make a difference in our community, one appointment at a time.”