Dr. Abhiraj K. Bhatt
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
President and Founder of CVO Motion
International Dental Student (IDS), class of 2017
University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Class Officer Positions:
➢ IDS 2017 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Representative
➢ Member of Competency Statement Writing Group
➢ Member of Curriculum Committee
➢ IDS 2017 Dugoni Global Relations Core Representative
➢ IDS 2017 Representative at Large
➢ Appointed ADEA CAAPID Task Force
(American Dental Education Association:
Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists).
Born and raised in India until I was 10.
Then my family decided to move to California.
Graduated from Troy High School in Orange County, and wanted to become a dentist so I went back to India when I turned 18.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and came back to California when I turned 23.
To work as a professional dentist in the United States, us international dentists, have to get accepted into a 2-year program that graduates us with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).
Approximately, 1500 people apply from around the world, 28 colleges have an international program, each program accepts an average of 20 students per year.
My overall performance in India: 3.9 GPA, graduating with honors, & student leadership involvement,
Coming back to California and actively building up my resume by participating in community services, dental camps, taking courses to enhance my skills and working as a dental assistant…landed me an admission at one of the best colleges in the United States, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Getting an acceptance letter —-> empowered me to start my own brand
California’s Very Own Motion (CVO Motion)
The reason why I started CVO Motion:
My brand exists because of my love for music.
Music has pushed me to work towards excellence and set the highest standards for myself. When I listen to music, I get vivid imaginations that energize me and put me in motion.
It is because of music that I love to film, dance, act, direct, produce, edit and choreograph.
Through my music videos, I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams.
If something positive happens, I celebrate it with music. Inspires me to keep working hard.
If something negative happens, I celebrate it with music. Inspires me to work even harder. Ultimately turning the negatives into positives.
Hard work… leads to excellence.
I want to inspire excellence in you… because music has done the same for me.
– Abhiraj K. Bhatt
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– Mahatma Gandhi