My childhood desire of doing something with teeth came to fruition when I enrolled in dentistry school in Alexandria, Egypt. During my studies I encountered many excellent professors and doctors who profoundly influenced my understanding of the sciences and patient care. My favorite courses throughout were the materials courses. Material courses would let me take everything I’d learned in the sciences through observation and practicum and use that to make something for the patient that was life changing for him.
For the last several years I have been working in the Department of Continuing Dental Education at NYU. My current job is in an administrative role that allows me to stay current with modern dental methods. However, I miss the applied sciences and the patient care in my role in administration.
Pursuing a degree in Biomaterials and Biomimetics would allow me to pursue to my love of science. Material sciences fascinate me and researching the various new biological materials that are in current use would allow me an opportunity to work in a dynamic and evolving field. Through research and experimentation we can create many new materials and techniques that would have a major impact on patient care. Patient quality of life can be enormously improved by research into dental materials and proper utilization of available resources. Ultimately, my goals revolve around patient care and making my patients happy with a resurrected ability to use their teeth.