Prospective Students

Student Profile: Jonnita Green, Class of 2019

DDS Program
Undergrad: Studied Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State Univeristy

Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

Besides in-state tuition, OSU believed in me and gave me a chance to prove myself.Read more

Hometown:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Educational Background:

Studied Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State Univeristy

Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

Besides in-state tuition, OSU believed in me and gave me a chance to prove myself.

Why I wanted to become a dentist:

Since I was in the second or third grade I wanted to be a dentist. What I thought were dentists, were actually hygienists that came to my school and taught us about oral hygiene. I was so excited when they came that I went home and brushed my teeth after every time I ate anything. They really impacted my life. From that day forth, I always said I wanted to be a dentist.

Favorite Class:

I really do not have a favorite class, but I enjoy different aspects of multiple classes. For example, I enjoy the relaxation of waxing teeth in my Occlusion class, the immunity portion of Microbiology, and placing composite restorations in my Restorative II class.

3 things people should know about me:

  1. I have a four year old son
  2. I have been a hygienist for 18 years
  3. Perseverance and faith are what led me to where I am now

What I enjoy doing outside of dental school:

I enjoy spending time with my son. We do activities like go to the movies, the park, play games and go to COSI.

Best advice for succeeding in dental school:

Keep up with studying the material for each course. If you find yourself struggling.....GET HELP! If a professor is willing to provide help outside of class, utilize that extra time.

What do you wish you would have known as an incoming D1?

I wish I would have known how much time you really have to spend outside of class practicing hand skills and studying to be successful in dental school.

Plans for after graduation:

Once I graduate, I would like to work in an under-served area in a low-income or free clinic. I had the opportunity to volunteer in free clinics and each time has been a rewarding experience.