#RUASDA Spotlight: Zachary Diamond

Zachary Diamond  Roseman '20

Zachary Diamond
Roseman '20

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

What made you decide you want to be a dentist? When I was about 10 or 11 I went to visit my aunt and uncle in California. My uncle owns a dental practice there, and my little brother needed a tooth extracted. During the procedure he let me hold the suction as he took out my brothers tooth. As soon as I saw the tooth pop out, my eyes grew wide, and I was so fascinated by what had just happened that I knew right then I wanted to be a dentist.

Hobbies: Snow skiing in the winter, water skiing in the summer, ping pong with my lifelong D1s colleagues, playing sports, tap dancing, playing the mandolin in a folk band known as Harmin' Whiskers.

Favorite place to eat in SLC: Being from SLC I have been to many delicious places, but for the last few years my favorite restaurant has been The Bayou in downtown SLC right on State Street. 

Where can you find me outside of school: You can find me in the snow with skis on my feet, or on my couch enjoying Netflix.

Interesting fact about me: I am fluent in Hungarian after living there for two years, and I have traveled to 10 different European countries. I love Europe!

What do you see yourself doing in 5 years: I have know idea because so much can change. Ideally I would like to be in a residency program pursuing a dental specialty, but if I get sick of school then I see myself buying into a practice and doing consistent mission trips to developing countries.

Favorite dental procedures: Well so far all I have done are class IV and class III restorations, so I can't really say. However, my favorite procedures to watch and one day perform are extractions and implants.

What Pandora station do you listen to when you have patients: I don't really listen to Pandora (I'm more of a Spotify guy), so whatever Dr. McCraley plays over the speakers in the sim clinic. However, I'm a huge fan of classical music because it inspires me to be more creative

My favorite thing about Utah: I love how Utah has four seasons, so you can literally do everything! You can take the boat out in the summer, hit the slopes in the winter, find amazing views and colors in the fall, and enjoy the flowers and rain showers in the spring.