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2013 Guide/Mini Guide to Dental School Admission

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  1. doc toothache

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    An unabridged Guide to Dental School Admission is now available. Due to the large size of the document, it has been split into 7 sections. The "Mini Guide" will not be replaced at this time. For a complete daily class schedules for years 1 through 4 see: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=985933

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  2. Stacker

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    Thanks Doc! With predents down, your threads are really helping me out!
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    It seems the doc's retirement from SDN is nearing.
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    It is my sincere hope that everyone applying to dental school or preparing to do so, takes full advantage of the incredible resource put together on our pre-dent forum by docT.

    Thank you for being around during my own application cycle, as well as for the one before and now, and those to come; you are greatly appreciated throughout it all. :)
  5. rocky90

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    Thank you. I am sure it will help everyone out here.
  6. SmilingTooth

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    Thanks doc toothache! Greatly appreciate you help :)
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    Doc for president.
  8. doc toothache

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    An unabridged guide to dental school admission is now available.
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    UCSFx2017 username is misleading

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    That's a pretty bad ass CV doc! Thanks!
  10. Teeths

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    I see in Guide Section 2 , Table 2-4 lists what school's cut-offs are in terms of oldest DAT date accepted, etc. For LECOM, it states 2-1-12 as the oldest date they accept for this upcoming application cycle and I'm wondering where the basis of this information comes from? This is stated on LECOM Dental School's website:

    "Each candidate must submit his or her most recent Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores through the American Dental Education Associate application service (ADEA AADSAS). DAT scores taken within the past three years are acceptable. LECOM will consider DATs taken up to February 11, 2013."

    So obviously it's not updated yet for the upcoming cycle (which would probably change the February 11, 2013 to ~February 11, 2014) but is it true that they don't accept DAT scores within 3 years now?
  11. patricklin27

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    did you write all of this?
  12. doc toothache

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    The source is listed at the bottom of the table- 2013 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools.

    That would be a yes; ghost writers for DS admissions guides are in short supply.
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    Whoops, guess I missed it. Thanks for responding so quickly! :)
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    Page 3 of 81 is my favorite.
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  15. IsaacYankem

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    Great work Doc! This is uber helpful. Thank you so much for your time and resources.
  16. Rango

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    this guide is awesome, i will be coming back to consult it as i work on my application this cycle. thanks! :thumbup:
  17. DATking

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    Amazing work on this. Just curious where can I get the "modified" SA formula. I've been using the one I found on their website. And does anyone know if other schools look at it.

    Thanks
  18. doc toothache

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    The "modified" formula was used to arbitrarily rank ds in the Guide and in some of the posts. Colorado also uses/used a formula to rank their applicants.
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    Hi Doc,

    Do the costs listed on pages 39 and 40 include living expenses?
  20. doc toothache

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    It does.
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    Thank you Doc Toothache for putting this together!
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    Thanks so much for all this info. Trying to find it all by going through all the websites can get very stressful!

    I'm finding myself in a position where I didn't take any prereqs at my undergrad, and so I took all the basic requirements at a community college without realizing that cc courses are looked down upon by many ds. I will be attending a post-bacc program at a 4-year university, and was wondering if taking upper-division courses in biology (like histology, microbiology) and chemistry (biochem) would "overwrite" the cc courses as prereqs to the admission committees (assuming I do well in those courses)? Also, would getting a high DAT score, like above 21, still make me a competitive applicant in my situation?

    Since I still need to take all these upper-division courses and need more observing hours to boost my application, I don't think it is possible to make myself a good applicant for this cycle, and thus will be applying for the next cycle. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks in advance!!
  23. doc toothache

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    It does not appear that you are.
  24. momomoz

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    Thank you so much :) This is a great help.
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    Thank you so much for these guides! They are of tremendous help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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  27. Leafs86

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    Is there a tuition + fees cost list somewhere out there that excludes living expenses?
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  30. Stubbornly Pre-Med

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    Thank you so much for this Doc!!
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