SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi folks, I couldn't find a thread open specifically about dental school so I thought I'd start one. Sorry if you've all been through this before! I'm 23 years old and taking my science classes at my local community college. I'm a good student and have been interested in dental school for about a year. I have a kid, a full time job, and can only take one or two lab courses a semester. By the time I transfer to the university and finish my undergraduate work I will be about 26 or 27. I was wondering if there are dentists who read this forum, or students, who started dental school "late" and could contribute their thoughts? Is it more or less difficult to get in to a program when the great majority of the students are several years younger than you? What outlook do non-traditional dental students AND dentists have post-schooling? Is age really not a factor after all? Any and all insights would be huge. Thanks!