Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Hoagburg and I am a third-year dental student at Penn Dental Medicine. Along with Michael and a few others, I will be blogging for Philly Phaces! A little more about myself - I aspire to become an Orthodontist after dental school, in hopes to work alongside surgeons and other specialists to treat children undergoing surgeries for skeletal defects. Before starting dental school, I had a love and passion for children and orthodontics and knew it was a path I may want to explore. However, being a part of Philly Phaces has helped me realize my passion for the craniofacial aspect of orthodontics. I hope to help people fall in love with their smile and gain confidence in themselves. I will be blogging on my experiences in dental school along with my path to becoming an orthodontist who specializes in craniofacial, surgical, and special care orthodontics. Beyond my own experiences in my journey, I will be blogging about what is happening with the Penn Dental Philly Phaces chapter! I look forward to blogging throughout the year and hope you enjoy the content! -Rachel
Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself - my name is Michael Cimba and I will be a blogger for Philly Phaces. I am a third year dental student at Penn Dental Medicine and am hoping to one day become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Philly Phaces played a huge role in this decision for me as it made me realize how great of a passion I have for helping those in need. I have hopes and dreams of graduating from residency and then performing surgeries on not only tooth-related issues, but as well as skeletal issues and birth defects, such as Cleft Lip/Palate. These surgeries are extremely life changing for people, and I hope to one day be the provider behind them. I also hope to do Mission Trips in the future after residency where I would be flying with a healthcare team to countries where these birth defects are high and provide care to them for little to no cost. Prior to dental school, I went to a small school in Minnesota called Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. I played NCAA hockey there for 4 years and have a great passion for the sport. Towards the tail-end of my dental career, I hope to be involved with professional hockey teams as their team oral surgeon. I will be blogging on my path to becoming an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, what can be expected from some of these surgeries, and all things related to Philly Phaces. Thanks for reading and I look forward to blog about my passion! MC
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