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Thuy Nguyen

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund/Crown Seating
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

After working as a chemist, Mr. Nguyen found himself missing the vibrancy of interacting with people. Even as much as he loved the science aspect of his profession, he knew he needed to make a career change.

“As I shadow a local dentist, I discover that the field offered everything I wanted plus more,” he stated. “Dentistry allowed me to continue using my science knowledge to work with my hands and treat patients. I love [t]he fact that one of the vital roles of a dentist is to instill confidence in his patients.”

He hopes to share that confidence as he continues his community service as a student and, in the future, as a dentist.

“Dentistry provides me with a lot of opportunities to do what I love,” he stated in his application. “It lets me work with my hands, keeps me on my toes with the science, provides me with the opportunity to develop a rapport with my community, but most importantly it gives me the opportunity to give back to those around me.”