Company/Organization: Modern Dental Associates
Mentor(s):Dr. Healy Young DDS, Dr. Lorder P Huang DDS MBA
Topic of Internship
Modern Dental Associates consists of two private clinics in Chinatown, New York and Flushing, Queens and another one nearing its grand opening. MDA is a self-owned and operated business and pediatric dentistry clinic with warm-hearted and well-trained employees and skilled operating dentists. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Lorder Huang, Modern Dental Associates has grown to serve over 1000 patients ranging from age three toddlers to young twenty-one year old adults. MDA is a prospering medical business and is in the process of going global; Dr. Huang is collaborating with top-notch doctors in Shanghai, China and working on opening a Modern Dental Associates in other parts of Asia as well.
Summary of Internship
A typical Thursday at internship consists of routine paperwork but also exciting hands-on experience with the dental instruments and patients. I have the opportunity to take part in prophylaxis exams, teeth extractions, wisdom teeth surgeries, and much more as the dental assistant alongside my mentor. The best part is the close interaction with the patients. I enjoy being around children so the cheerful environment is great to be in. Because MDA is located in Chinatown and Flushing, the doctors, assistants, and patients are bilingual which allows me to practice both Chinese and English in a medical environment, preparing me to become a future bilingual doctor.
Being an intern at a successful pediatric dentistry, I have gained knowledge I would be unable to obtain while sitting in a classroom. I have become familiar with the multiple dental instruments and tools and what each is used for. I have also improved in communication skills and working amongst employees to treat patients the best way possible. Most importantly, I was able to spend a whole day in a professional environment and experience what it is like to be a part of the medical world. This has been an unforgettable experience that has increased my wisdom in dentistry and helped me build relationships between my mentor and co-assistants that I can always go to for assistance and advice in the future. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to have such a rewarding and educational experience at Modern Dental Associates.
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