Am ready and willing to re-sit the course next time it is offered.
Following the notification on my grades, I did book for an appointment with both of my dental hygiene instructors and I verbally notified them of my disgraceful score. Additionally, I notified the dean for the dental hygiene department of the same within forty eight hours upon receipt of my grade notification. Dr. Issie advised me on various options available to me as to how I could handle my grade and maintain in the program. I opted to appeal to you since this was the superlative choice instead of retaking each and every class all over again.
At the onset of past semester, I struggled with my periodontal and seminar classes, but as we progressed I adopted a new study skill which yielded an improvement in my studies. Also, I utilized the UNT library fully for all my classes and thus I was fully confident that I was to pass all of my dental hygiene courses. Unfortunately, I was hit by a number of unanticipated interferences during my final week: I failed one of my full mouth radiology (FMR) patient; I also had another Full Mouth Radiology patient on the same day, however, this patient provided the wrong contact information and was speaking in a Spanish accent. Sincerely I had a rough time looking for the patient's correct contact information of which I finally got. After I got the patient's correct information, I asked him to come back on the reappointment week; also on the last day of clinic, I had an extra Class One patient. The patient was not hard to clean but process did not go well. I started but failed to finish on my patient and I had to re-schedule him on the reappointment week as my second patient. I prepared myself but the patient failed to show up. I had a clinical duty on Tuesday of the last week and in addition I had to redo my radiology project which I had earlier misunderstood and hence not graded. All these unexpected and unlucky happenings really affected my performance negatively.
Of all the subjects that I sat for, Dental community was my favorite. This was catalyzed by my passion to work in the public health service and I am still very enthusiastic to work in the Indian public heath in future. The materials for this subject though voluminous to learn were not hard at all to comprehend. I devoted all my energy to my studies so as to earn myself an extra credit in all the projects and my grades were close all along. I persistently made an effort to improve my grades both on the quizzes and on the tests and eventually I managed to improve my exams grade above B's until my final. I managed to pass the class until my final exam when everything surprisingly seemed to work against me and I was so stressed such that I could not concentrate for a healthy study.
Dental preventive was one of the most interesting subjects for me to learn since I learnt the procedure and measures to help the patient on how to prevent early dental diseases such as smoking, trauma, malnutrition and oral hygiene instructions. I practically applied this knowledge, whilst attending one of my patients at the TWU clinic. It was very satisfying to me to have helped a patient better his dental health.