Enrolled in the third or fourth year of the dental program
Exhibits leadership skills while in dental school
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Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Old Dominion University–Dental Hygiene and Biochemistry
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I recently married the love of my life, the new Mrs. Chelsea Barrick. We are so excited to start this next chapter of our life together and currently looking forward to getting a labradoodle puppy sometime this summer. Outside of dental school we enjoy any activities that keep us outdoors.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? I chose to pursue a career in dentistry because I have a passion of working with people every day. I am so excited to be a third year student and leave being the manikin and simulation lab. I look forward to forging new relationships with my patients and continuing to improve my interpersonal skills
Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Wake Forest University–B.S. and Honors in Health and Exercise Science (major) with Biology and Chemistry (minors)
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Stated simply, I am a doer, a 'mover and a shaker' if you will. Born and raised in Suffolk Virginia and the youngest of three children, I am an avid equestrian and enjoy painting, paddleboarding, running, writing, cooking, and gardening and seek to engage and invest in all of life's experiences.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? To be entrusted with the care of one's fellow man is a great honor supported by the finesse of trust building between patient and provider. This richness to invest in and learn from the trust of one's patients is the driving force behind my commitment to excellence for the benefit of the profession.