Cristina  P.

Cristina P.

Expert Dental School and Residency coach for non-traditional candidate

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Studied at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

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Works at Private Practice

Admissions Committee Experience

Available Thursday at 4:00 PM UTC

Questions? Start chatting with this coach before you get started.

Cristina 's Coaching Offerings

Custom hourly coaching · $95/hour

Get help with Essays, School Selection, and .

Cristina 's Group Classes

Brainstorming Personal Statement Ideas

Brainstorming Personal Statement Ideas

Not scheduled yet

$30 per attendee

Cristina 's Dental School Qualifications

100+ people coached for Dental School

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

As your Dental School and Specialty Residency Consulting coach, I am passionate about helping aspiring dental students navigate the challenging journey toward dental school and residency admission. With a strong background in dentistry and a deep understanding of the dental and residency process, I am uniquely positioned to provide you with the guidance and support you need to succeed. I offer a personalized approach, tailoring my coaching to your specific strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. From crafting a compelling application and acing interviews to excelling in prerequisite coursework and dental admissions tests, I will be your dedicated mentor every step of the way. I aim to empower you with the knowledge, strategies, and confidence required to secure a spot in the dental school of your dreams. Together, we will turn your passion for dentistry into a successful and fulfilling career. Choose me as your Dental School and Residency Consulting coach, and let's embark on this transformative journey together.

Cristina can help with:


School Selection

Application Strategy



Waitlist Strategy

AADSAS Application Edit



Specialization Strategy

About Cristina

I am a graduate of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine and currently work in Private Practice. I will attend an Endodontic residency program in the Summer of 2024 at the University of Kentucky. Before pursuing dentistry I worked as a Biomedical researcher obtained a degree in Fashion design and worked in the NYC Fashion industry. I understand the path of traditional and non-traditional students trying to get into dental school and residency programs and want to share my knowledge and expertise.

Why do I coach?

I have been mentoring and tutoring students since I was an undergraduate at Rutgers University. It began as tutoring but slowly evolved to helping high school and pre-dental students with applications, personal statements, and test prep. My coaching style is very personalized to what my clients need. I prefer a hybrid method that involves virtual meetings along with independent working time to help you reach your goals, but if you want someone who only talks to you over text or someone who only talks to you over Zoom - I'm flexible! Let's figure out what works for us.

Work Experience

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Private Practice

June 2023 - Present

• Manage, examine, and diagnose a diverse patient pool • Develop and present comprehensive treatment plans to patients • Address the patient’s comprehensive treatment needs • Collaborate frequently with specialties, Ortho, OS, Endo, Perio, Prosth, and Radiology to achieve favorable outcomes for comprehensive treatment

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Academic Tutor

Varsity Tutors

June 2016 - Present

• Provide one-on-one & group tutoring in the Biological Sciences, General & Organic Chemistry and DAT • Implement student assessment techniques. • Application and Essay consultant

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Dental Assistant

Private Practice

May 2021 - April 2023

• Prepare & set up operatories • Assisted Dentist Chairside • Sterilized dental instruments

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Fashion Designer

Elie Tahari

May 2007 - April 2016

• Worked with fabric development teams researching new innovative chemistries, finishes and fabrics that push the envelope of quality and environmental metrics while maintaining design aesthetic • Developed and maintain relationships with suppliers around textile processing and worked with them on integrating chemical management practices throughout the process • Facilitated relationships with third party certifying bodies in industry linked to textile chemistry and toxins management

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Biomedical Scientist

Mount Sinai Health System

July 2006 - September 2007

Nephrology Department Contributed and led multiple research projects on the characterization of a nucleic acid transporter in nephrology cells. This research has led to the identification and partial characterization of a plasma membrane protein complex that functions as a highly selective nucleic acid-conducting channel. To date the substrate specificity of the channel has been defined and several channel blockers identified.

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Biomedical Scientist

Rutgers University

June 2005 - August 2006

Microbiology and Biochemistry Dept. Contributed and led multiple research projects on the regulation of gene expression in response to heavy metals exposure by hyper-thermophilic archaeal organisms. We employed biochemical and molecular biology tools in addition to microarray technology to predict functional roles of unknown genes, characterize proteins and regulatory networks involved in heavy metals metabolism.


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University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Certificate , Endodontics

2023 - 2026

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Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

DMD, Dental Student

2019 - 2023

Admissions Committee Experience

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Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

MA , Biomedical Sciences

2017 - 2018

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Fashion Institute of Technology

AAS, Fashion Design

2007 - 2009

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Rutgers University

BS/ BA , Microbial Biotechnology/English

2000 - 2005

Cristina  P.

Cristina P.