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Ellis Scholar Profile; Kori Page Reinbolt

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Recently, Kansas Bureau of Oral Health and the Ellis Foundation partnered to offer scholarships to students with an interest in dental careers.

One of these Ellis Scholars, Kori Page Rienbolt, was accepted into the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry this year and will be attending next fall. The following was used with permission from KBOH.

Q: Why do you want to be a dentist?

A: I think it is astonishing how much oral health relates to systemic health, and I wish more people understood this. I want to become a dentist so that I can educate and equip people with tools they can use to live a healthier lifestyle. I also want to have a relationship with each patient where I can provide a service to them that will improve their

quality of life.

Q: How has the Ellis Scholarship allowed you to achieve your goal?

A: The Ellis Scholarship has not only helped me financially, but they have provided connections for me to network with other pre-dental students, which has helped immensely in the process of applying to dental school.

Q: Do you know where you want to practice?

A: Currently, I am unsure of where I want to practice. I am aware that there are many underserved areas in Kansas, and I could see myself practicing in one of these areas eventually. I have a passion to serve the underserved, and I hope that I will find a way to do that as a dental professional.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about dental school?

A: I am most looking forward to actually learning about teeth and oral health. I am also excited to meet and work alongside with other students and faculty who share my same interests and passions.

Rienbolt holds a certificate of acceptance to the UMKC School of Dentistry.

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