UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012 Undergraduate Major(s): Individualized Currently Employed By: Children’s Dental Associates, Pediatric Dentist Updates: I finished my pediatric dental residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard, and joined a private practice in pediatric dentistry outside of Boston.
UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012 Undergraduate Major(s): Individualized (Pre-Dent) Currently Employed By: Updates: Off to Boston Children’s / Harvard for pediatric dental residency July 2016
Patrick Cooper is from Woodstock, Connecticut. He graduated from Woodstock Academy where he was the captain of the varsity lacrosse team. He is a student in the Combined Program in Dental Medicine, as well as a Chemistry major at UConn. His interest in the health professions was sparked when he volunteered in the Physical Therapy department at Day Kimball Hospital. He honed in on dentistry when he made a medical ministry trip to Honduras, serving as an interpreter for the dental team. Patrick is also interested in business, skiing, and competes in Irish Dance, ranking in the top 25 in North America.
Summer 2010: Oral Health in Honduras: Comparing the Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMF) Score to the Age, BMI, and Gender of the Honduran People
By Patrick Cooper and Merrill Singer, Ph.D.
I used my Rowe Research Award to conduct research in Honduras while on a medical missionary trip. I interviewed 600 participants to collect data comparing their oral health to their diet as well as to their geographic region, age, and gender.