Areeba Tanvir

Areeba Tanvir
Class of 2024
Areeba Tanvir
Dental Hygiene Program
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

Growing up in Ohio, I knew The Ohio State University College of Dentistry would prove to be home. Not only does the college provide excellent hands-on experience, but it also provides small class sizes to get more guidance from instructors. Nothing compares to the positive environment and kindhearted faculty here at the university! 

Question Why did you choose to become a dental hygienist?
Answer

Being a dental hygienist gives me an opportunity to change lives and give back to my community. It allows me to express the genuine care and passion I have for oral health and oral hygiene.

Question What is your favorite class?
Answer

My favorite class is oral anatomy because of all the unique structures we get to learn about and the hands-on experiences!

Question What are three things people should know about you?
Answer
  • I'm left handed  
  • I can speak 5 languages  
  • I enjoy writing poetry  
Question What do you enjoy doing outside of dental school?
Answer

I love spending time with my family. I enjoy baking and crocheting blankets!  

Question What is your best advice for succeeding in the dental hygiene program?
Answer

I would advise everyone to keep a planner and write down due dates at the beginning of each week. Also, make sure to ask questions to your faculty and peers if anything is unclear. Everyone is always so supportive!

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

I wish I knew how close the dental hygiene community was! I was overwhelmed at the thought of making friends and fitting in, but everyone is beyond welcoming and kindhearted. This is a huge accomplishment and be sure to enjoy your journey!