My name is Keisha A. Fraser. I am a soon-to-be graduate of New York City College of Technology’s Dental Hygiene Program, Class of 2018. I have created this e-portfolio to share with you what I have achieved in my two years. I have always had a passion for providing healthcare services to patients. My journey begins long before I entered New York City College of Technology’s Dental Hygiene Program. More than 10 years ago as a senior in High School I was apart of a program titled New Visions (https://www.rocklandboces.org/new-visions-health-careers-exploration-program/), which exposed me to various fields of medicine. One field that surprisingly stuck out to me was Dentistry and I wasn’t even interested in it! Fast forward some years and I obtain my Bachelors in Anthropology, with a focus in Forensic Sciences. I had every intention of pursuing that career but a national tragedy unfortunately helped me realize that it just wasn’t the field for me. I was admittedly lost after having out so much into the career I thought I wanted. I thought back to my time at New Visions and my interest in Dentistry peaked again. I attended New York City School for Medical and Dental Assistants where I graduated with top marks. My first and only job in the field of Dentistry pushed me toward pursing a degree in Dental Hygiene. Today I am weeks away from graduating with a A.A.S degree in Dental Hygiene. I am ready to finally enter that field that has been my calling for years. I hope to make a lasting impression on the general public on the importance of oral care, as well as be instrumental in pushing our profession into a new and higher phase.
This ePortfolio is a very brief summary of my time in City Tech’s Dental Hygiene Experience. “Impossible” was a word that loomed in the front of mind, basically every day, the first time I picked up an instrument, positioned myself in my operators chair, completed my first patient. I was terrified often, but here I am 2 years later. Remarkable, confident, skilled, and stronger than ever. I will forever remember my time in this program.