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    Low GPA Dental Schools

    Has anyone applied to dental schools with a GPA slightly below 3.0? If so, is there a list of dental schools that look at applications holistically, and accept low GPAs but high DAT scores?
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  3. artist2022

    Official Convention/Interview Prep/Shadow/Pre-Dental Day/Program/Event Thread

    Hey guys, I think it would be a great idea to post about the events that are going on at different schools so that people are informed and can attend! These can include things like interview prep days, shadow/visit days, preview days, pre-dental days, etc. These can also include things hosted...
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    WAMC- low undergrad gpa, ongoing masters

    Date of submission: Mid-June Overall GPA- Undergrad: 3.0 Science GPA- Undergrad: 2.9 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.3 Masters GPA (ongoing)- 3.6 (will most likely end with a 3.7) DAT score (include AA and all sections): 22AA, 20TS, 22 PAT, 21 GCHEM, 19 BIO, 24 QR, 24 RC, 21 OCHEM State of Residence...
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    Reapply this cycle with low DAT or go to Pharmacy School?

    I've applied to dental schools for the 2019 cycle with a 3.4 GPA, sGPA 3.1, 15 AA, 15 TS. My DAT scores made me very discouraged about dental school. But I retook the DAT a couple of days ago and still didn't do so great. I've scored 17 PAT, 16 QR, 16 RC, 17 GC, 17 BIO, 19 OC, 18 TS, 17 AA. My...
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    dat submission

    hi guys, so i am planning to take my dat july 7th or 8th but i am going to have the other aspects of my aadsas completed. Should I just submit and add my dat on later or wait for my dat before submitting it?
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    Worried about Institutional Action

    I am applying to Dental school this cycle, something that I saw on the application is "Institutional Action". This current semester, I was removed from campus housing because I attended a gathering in the dorms while visitation was restricted due to the pandemic. I'm pretty positive I need to...
  8. Beezyteeth

    Got acceptance for California Northstate University...should I?

    First time posting, so sorry if I'm doing this wrong. But I got an acceptance into CNU College of Dental Medicine for their first class ever later on this year. It is a brand new school. Just simply asking for any general advise if it's a good idea to accept? Is there anything I should...
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    Boston OHS vs Barry MBS

    got into both programs, thoughts on which is better? Boston Oral Health Sciences Masters - 12 months, ~57k and 32 credits Barry University Masters in Biomedical sciences - 18 month track (could potentially finish by summer 2022), ~34k and 34 credits
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    Help me choose which masters/post-bacc program

    Hi everyone! I got into 2 masters programs and 1 post-bacc. I am having trouble choosing which one would be more beneficial in helping me get into dental school and also what program will stand out to dental schools while applying. What I hope to get out of the program is proving to dental...
  11. andrewkleypas

    Application advice

    Howdy y'all, I am currently an undergraduate senior at Texas A&M University. I am applying to dental school this semester. I have been working on my application for a while now and I am very close to being done. I am worried that I might not make it into dental school on my first try, thats...
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    Letters of Recommendation

    Hi everyone! I can’t seem to find the answer to my question anywhere. I need two LORs from two science professors. I am already getting one from my orgo I professor. Would it be weird to get the second one from orgo II professor? Or gen chem professor? Should I ask another science class...
  13. LindaAccepted

    Dental How to Get Into Dental School

    So, you want to be a dentist? This post will guide you through the dental school admissions process and how to get accepted. What you’ll learn: Overview of the dental school application process: Primary, secondaries and interviews General dental school application timeline and information...
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    Colorblind oral Surgeon?

    Hello everyone! I have a mild form of deutan(red/green) color blindness. I was wondering if any of you know if oral surgery residencies test for color vision? oral surgery is very competitive, and I don't want to work so hard and spend so much time just to get disqualified because of something...
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    New Master's Program for predental track students at University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

    Master of Oral Health Sciences (MOHS) for pre-dental track students at University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine prepares college graduates to more effectively compete for dental school admissions and/or pursue other health sciences related careers. The program is now accepting...
  16. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

    Are my stats good enough?

    Hello everyone, State of residency: CA GPA: 3.70 sGPA: 3.71 Volunteer hr: 400 Shadowing hr: 67 (currently working at a dental office to get more experience) DAT scores: AA: 20 other factors: Mentored and tutored first-generation & underserved students at my university for...
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    What are my chances of getting into dental school?

    Hi, I know my stats are really low but I'm really passionate about being a dentist. I am planning to apply for this cycle and am an international student (here on F1 visa) and a re-applicant. My stats: Overall GPA: 3.4 (upward trend, cursing myself for not focusing during the first 2 yrs)...
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    Help With Dental School List

    Hey guys I want your opinion on potentially adding more schools to my list. My stats are as follows 3.73 cumulative GPA and 3.75 science GPA, I got a 24 AA and TS and my resume is decent with lots of exposure to the field. Also, I have NY residency. The one thing I can admit is that I feel as...
  19. danggirl

    DAT and Math Destroyer

    DAT and Math Destroyer. 2018. No to little markings. In excellent condition. Price $150. Email at [email protected] if interested. Asap, must go soon
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    Question about having attended two schools at the same institution

    Hello everyone, I was in 6-year Pharm D program at Rutgers - New Brunswick for a bit and then took a gap semester Then, transferred to School of Arts and Sciences (biggest school with the most majors) within Rutgers - New Brunswick where I finished my Bachelor's degree recently When I tried to...
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    Pre-req

    Hi everyone, I hope everyone is going through this chaos of pandemic well. I have a question regarding my prereq courses. I know that most schools require 8 semester cred of Biology. I have 7 from general bio( 2 semesters of lecture +1 semester of lab). But I have Microbio+lab(4 credit) 2...
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    Can someone explain a "strong" GPA trend?

    Hey everyone, I hope you all are safe during these tough times. This may be a bit annoying as I'm sure you have heard the same questions again, but I am curious as to how a slight upwards gpa trend looks for dental school? So to further explain, I started my college credits in high school at a...
  23. finneganmurphy

    I didn't get into my top choice dental school.

    Hi guys, as you can see by the title, I did not get into my top choice dental school. The school I will be attending is a nice school with nice people and I like my classmates so far , but I can't deny that I'm a little bitter. I feel like sometimes SDN is full of people with top scores...
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    Chances for acceptance for dental school with career change?

    Hi currently podiatry student I have a 3.6 gpa from my masters in biomedical , 3.6 science gpa 3.3 undergrade cumulative I have tons of volunteer experience, was a organic chem ta for a year plan on getting dentist shadowing hours this summer/fall planning to take Dat this summer as well if my...
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    Low GPA Advice Needed

    Hi Everyone! I applied this cycle and have not received any interview invites. The biggest problem with my application is my low GPA. My stats are oGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 2.97 DAT AA: 22 TS:19 Bio: 19 OC: 18 GC:19 RC: 27 QR: 25 PAT: 18. I know I need to improve my GPA, but I am unsure of the best way to...
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    Looking for any advice!

    Maybe it's the stress of midterms and everything getting to me, but I was hoping if anyone out there would be willing to be objective and give me any advice if possible? I'm currently a 4th year student in a Canadian University majoring in Psychology (Honors BSc). It's been my goal to go to...
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    Worrying for no reason - late-ish submission, chances of getting pre-dec interviews?

    I had no idea I was able to submit my application before finishing the supp questions so I waited until I had all of that done before submitting my application (Sept 2.). Not even a week and a half later I got an interview invite from Touro (yay!) but it is in January. Is there anything I can do...
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    SF/Silicon Valley - Dental Bench Prep Course for International Dental Applicants! - www.dentalbenchprep.com

    Don't wait! Dental bench Prep is offering an Advanced Dental Bench Test preparation course for international dentists preparing to apply to US dental schools. We are accepting reservations for a limited number of seats left for the course starting in Silicon Valley/Bay Area, California from...
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    Dental assisting vs. Shadowing? what looks better ?

    I had visited a dental office twice over the past couple of months just helping out the dental assistants, watching the dentist on some of their procedures, with the hopes of one day asking the dentist if they would allow me to "officially" shadow them (My friend works there as a dental...
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    European Master of Engineering who wants to pursue dentistry as second career

    Hello! I have graduated from one of European Technical Universities with Masters degree in Engineering - Biotechnology. I am a green card holder and currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. I would love to pursue dentistry as my second career but I am having a hard time to find any data about...
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    What schools should I add to my application?

    I'm a Wisconsin resident and I'm curious what schools I should add onto my application before I submit - I only have 6 right now and I'd like about 8-10. GPA: 3.44 sGPA: 3.09 DAT: 23 AA / 23 PAT / 25 QR / 23 RC / 21 BIO / 22 GC / 22 OC / 22 TS I have LORs from two science professors (who I...
  34. denticodia

    Help!!! Army Combat Medic to DDS

    I'm drafting my statement of purpose to apply to the DDS program. Have served as a combat medic in Army for 4 yrs, and graduated from dental college in India. Currently working as a dental assistant. I'm having a hard time figuring out what relevant medic experience should I mention which will...
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    Really need help with dental school list?

    My stats: GPA: 3.88 DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 18 PAT (unfortunately also 16 QR) URM Volunteering: about 54 hours Shadowing: about 52 hours Virginia resident After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to wait until July to...
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    Dental Schools with group interviews?

    Does anyone know which dental schools do group interviews over one on one or MMI?
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    Feeling Lost & Unmotivated

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    Advice for those with low GPAs

    Hello all! So not trying to make anyone feel bad for me or anything but my years in college have been stressful. I had went from switching my major from Nursing to Biology (which was overwhelming and caused my GPA to drop) and posted questions on here previously to seek help throughout my...
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