Lauren Tran

Lauren Tran
Class of 2025
Lauren Tran
DDS Program
Undergrad: Biology, University of Dayton
Hometown: West Chester, OH
Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

As cliché as it sounds, I have always known I’ve wanted to be a dentist. My dad is a dentist and owns a private practice. I grew up running around the hallways of his office, and I never understood why people feared the dentist. I love the blend of artistry and science while building long-lasting relationships with your patients.

     

    Question What is your favorite class?
    Answer

    My favorite class in my first semester of dental school was Operative I. It was super exciting to begin drilling and work on my hand skills. Developing my drilling skills was very fulfilling and solidified my love of working with my hands.

    Question What are three things people should know about you?
    Answer
    1. I love to travel
    2. I am always ready to play volleyball
    3. A strong support system and perseverance got me to where I am today
    Question What's something you enjoy doing outside of the dental program?
    Answer

    Outside of school, you’ll find me working out at the gym or hanging out with my friends and family! I love playing volleyball and checking out new restaurants and bars!

    Question What is your best advice for succeeding in dental school?
    Answer

    Consistency is key. Dental school is a lot of hard work but is very fulfilling. I view myself as the only “competition” in dental school; this drives me to learn as much as I can so I can provide the best care for my future patients.

    Question What do you wish you knew as in incoming dental student?
    Answer

    Life comes at you in very unexpected ways. Sometimes when you think you have everything somewhat under control, there can be major changes and that is okay. Surrounding yourself with a strong support system and focusing on what is best for you is going to help tremendously.