I am Tyler Robakiewicz, a junior pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication at Western Carolina University. I am also working toward a minor in biochemistry with hopes to attend Dental School with aspirations to practice dentistry. I have spent weeks shadowing in a few dental offices. This experience has allowed me to have first-hand experience with patients and with dental operational procedures. Another key experience that drives my motivation to become a dentist is the dentist I am currently shadowing in Sylva; once I week I go to the office of Dr. Cardwell, where I am able to watch and learn how an office is organized and working in a dental lab creating temporary crowns and other implants. Three positive adjectives that describe my professional and personal strengths are affable, disciplined, and meticulous. Pursuing dentistry requires me to be diligent and patient in my practice.