The skills which I possess allow me to care for others. Whether it is regional or in countries abroad, education or treatment centered, I participate in as many service activities as I can. I have traveled to the Dominican Republic with a group called Somos Amigos, to New Orleans to participate in the American Dental Association's Missions of Mercy event and to local organizations with the Hispanic Dental Association to provide care and educate people on the importance of good oral health. These experiences make me a better clinician and educator and consistently remind me to be grateful for all I have. In giving, you receive so much more.
And, always, I am reminded of Maya Angelou's insight: People will not remember what you said or did, they'll remember how you made them feel.