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Maranda Martinez: Future Orthodontist

Maranda Martinez, a junior at Spanish Fork High School, recently spent one of her class periods participating in an internship at Barrowes Orthodontics in Spanish Fork, Utah. During the internship, Maranda assisted with bonding brackets, learned about slenderizing teeth and teeth numbering systems, learned how teeth move and what affects their growth. Maranda also learned good communication skills and how important it is to treat patients kindly.

Maranda says, “My internship has helped me understand the hard work it will take to become an orthodontist. After being involved in this field I do believe it would be a good career for me. My favorite thing about the internship was working with the people in the office. They were very understanding and helpful. They know how to make working fun!”

If you’re interested in participating in an internship talk to the Work-Based Learning coordinator at your school. To register for a class in the Dental Pathway talk to your school counselor.

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