Costanzo 1Sal CostanzoMr. CovoneAmerican Mosaic Per C24 February 2008Career Research ProjectThroughout my high school career I have always wondered what I want to do with my life once I am out of high school. What do I want to study? What do I want to become in life? These questions have always floated to the top of the questions to answer in life with not just me but for everyone at one point in their lives. When I was in 4thor 5thgrade I started seeing the orthodontist. I started slow at first taking x-rays and other things while Dr. Angelakis derived a plan to straighten my teeth. I had oral surgery to remove a molar in the top right area of my mouth. Then came the dreadful retainer and then the almighty braces. From around 6thgrade till mid 9thgrade year I had braces. I was not too much of an unusual kid, the kid with rows of teeth like a shark. I had crooked teeth just like most young kids and through the time spent with the orthodontist I now have straight teeth that I am not afraid to show off. My straight teeth give me a feeling of well being and confidence. I don’t feel self conscious of my teeth at all and this is what I want to help people with. My experience with my orthodontist was a good one. I had many fun visits to the office and I often had a good time going. This attracted me to enter this field and maybe one day becoming an orthodontist myself. Unlike many other people in high school I have some set long term goals that if everything follows through I would like to accomplish them. Obviously I need to get my bachelors degree. This degree is a prerequisite of a master’s degree which is a minimum in the field of orthodontics. I would like to attend the University of Florida or Tufts
Costanzo 2University or any other top dental school for my graduate degree. Obtaining a degree from one of the top dental schools puts you among the top orthodontists. After getting my graduate degree I would like to work for a private orthodontics office to gain experience in the field as well as create contacts. I would then like to open my own office to work for myself and employ other orthodontists. Working with kids is what I have always wanted to do, so doing pediatric orthodontics is a must. Working with adults is also necessary to create a diversified clientele.