dental admissions

  1. bcsuccess

    3 years college then Dental School? (Highschool Senior)

    Hey Everyone, so I made a thread about this months ago, but since college is almost here I wanted an updated opinion. So long story short I am a highschool student, last semester left :D .... I am very interested in dentistry, I love the fact you can own your own businesses and also help others...
  2. N

    What am I missing? Advise from current dental students or accepted students.

    I'm going to be as open as possible with my grades and how I performed in my undergrad and would like to receive some advice on how I could strengthen my application. I completed my undergrad at the University of Toronto, taking 4 courses per trimester (5 is a full course load), taking the...
  3. LCRUF

    Can I even get into Dental school??

    Hi guys, I honestly need some motivation because I just feel like giving up.. I just found out I received a D in Biochem (4 credits) and it totally demolished my overall GPA. I went from a 2.94 to a 2.72. I still have the Spring semester, Summer, and next Fall which is when I graduate. I am...
  4. LCRUF

    When should I apply to Dental school?

    Hi guys! I am graduating Fall of 2019 and I'm curious if I would be able to apply June 1st 2019? If I apply in June 2019, is that cycle for Fall of 2020? Thank you:)
  5. I

    Dental Shadowing Hours

    I was just curious, when a school says they have a reccomended ammount of shadowing hours, does that include hours with specialists or specifically general dentists? I’m looking at the dental college of georgia, and I saw somewhere that they prefer to see close to 300 hours of shadowing. Right...
  6. A

    What looks worse a withdrawal or no credit

    I'm in a predicament right now with my biochemistry course. My university allows GPNC's for courses and I set my biochemistry grade to a C. Basically if I get anything higher than a C i get the grade, and if I get anything lower than the grade I get no credit and it doesn't affect my GPA. My...
  7. LCRUF

    Dental School admission with a lot of C's?

    Hey guys! So as you can tell by the title, I have a lot of C's on my transcript (over 10 C's) and a lot of them are in my science courses. I am a senior at my university and I am already planning on going for a post-bacc or a Master's but I'm not sure which one will benefit me more. I am...
  8. S


    Hey Guys... I need some honest opinion here. I am going to apply in the next cycle in June 2019. I have a Canadian transfer (2 years) of 2.6 GPA 58 credits) and I am in a Washington University for 3 years (with 3.97 GPA with 89 credits). (I'm a WA resident) The average two GPA: 3.5 +/- a little...
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    UAB vs WashU Undergrad

    I am a current high senior who wishes to eventually go on to medical school. I am in-state for UAB and can go there for free. I can also apply for the early medical school acceptance program; however, this is far from a guaranteed acceptance. I have a 35 ACT and feel confident in my ability to...
  11. I

    Letter of evaluation

    May be a stupid question, but does the usual required letter of evaluation for dental schools have to be from a general dentist, or could it be from someone such as an oral surgeon with a DMD degree?
  12. A

    What are my chances with 3.4 oGPA 3.3 sGPA 24 AA 23 TS 22PAT

    Hey guys what do you think my chances are at schools like NYU, Temple, Nova, UCSF, University of Florida, Meharry, Boston University, Western U, amongst others. Along with 24 AA 23TS and 22PAT with my lowest section being a 22 I have a 3.4 overall GPA and 3.3 science. I have 350 hours of...
  13. Ms.2:30 what, would I seem desperate?

    So my everything is in on AADSAS! Only heard back from NYU stating they got everything. Should I contact schools to make sure they received everything? Should I contact schools that received everything, when people usually expect an interview invitation? This waiting just making me a bit...
  14. A

    UMD Recommends Retaking DAT (20AA/18TS (20Bio/19Orgo/16GenChem/19QR/22PAT/24RC))

    Hello fellow pre-dentals, I just completed my application with the submission of my DAT scores (20AA/18TS (20Bio/19Orgo/16GenChem/19QR/22PAT/24RC). I applied to 9 schools and UMD was honestly one of my top choices because of the price and how practical it is. They, however, emailed...
  15. T

    Chances For Dental School Interviews??

    I’m applying to dental schools this cycle and am wondering if I have a chance of getting interviews at decent schools. My stats are- 19AA Bio- 21 Orgo- 20 Chem- 19 TS- 20 PAT- 18 GPA- 3.73 ( Graduated in 3 years ) sGPA- 3.52 Decent amount of shadowing and ECs with great rec letters from close...
  16. bigboikhoa

    Which schools should I add??

    Hey guys, I took the suggestion of applying before I completed my DAT. At the beginning of June, I submitted my applications to UCLA, UoP, UCSF, Western, USC, Rutgers, and Maryland. Now that I finished my DAT, I am trying to figure out which other schools I should add. I am a California native...
  17. A

    Chances of getting an interview?

    Hey everyone! I’m new sdn and I wanted to use my first post to gather some opinions. A little about me— I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and current student-athlete. While in the military, I served as a dental assistant and was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service...
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  19. J

    Changing Job during Gap Year

    Hey Guys, So I am currently almost done sending out all of my apps, and for my gap year I was originally planning to work part time as a research assistant at the UNC School of Dentistry. They wanted me to start as a volunteer, and when I gained some experience I would then start being paid...
  20. HoHoKus Dental Associates


    Hello Pre-Dental Students! HoHoKus Dental Associates is looking for an aspiring dental school student to intern with us this year! This job will require you to interact face to face with patients, market our practice on social media, help fill our schedule, get insurance breakdowns and shadow...
  21. R

    Dental Application questions

    I was going through my application and saw this question on some of the schools. "Is there anything else you want (dental school) to know that is not included in this application? " Does anyone know how to answer this question. I don't know what to write that I haven't already said in my...
  22. J

    18 DAT and 3.37 GPA. Chances of getting in?

    So I retook the DAT and is very disappointed in my score: PAT: 20 QR:18 RC:15 Bio: 19 GC: 17 OC: 21 TS:19 AA: 18 I was intending on applying this cycle. I have a 3.37 GPA because I messed up my first year of college. However, my GPA has been trending up and my past two semester's GPA has been...
  23. D

    Am I applying to enough schools?

    My stats: gpa 3.4 sgpa 3.3 DAT 23 I am super involved and have 4 board positions in clubs and have a job on campus I want to apply to UConn, BU, Tufts, Touro, UNE, and UPENN should i apply to more, options like Case western???
  24. M

    Application/DAT Timeline

    Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for your help. I just completed my junior year of undergrad working towards a B.A. in Chemistry. I have a cumulative GPA of 3.88. Overall, I feel behind the ball in my decision to pursue dentistry since most of my peers have experience and have already taken...
  25. N

    Concern about courseload

    I didn’t get into a class in one of my semesters and ended up with fewer graded units (~ 8 science) + 7 PNP (4 teaching) = total 15. I don’t want to seem like I’m trying to take easy courseloads to increase my gpa. Is this something to worry about? Please let me know your thoughts.
  26. J

    Using Interfolio to send LOR's???

    Hello I am working on my AADSAS applicaton right now, and I am wondering how to link my interfolio account with my AADSAS application? I have a couple of LOR's in my interfolio already do I need to send LOR requests through the AADSAS app also?
  27. H

    suggestions for schools to apply?

    Hi, I'm going to apply to dental schools this upcoming cycle in June 2018 and I need suggestions on schools which I can apply for that I have chances to get into. DAT: PAT-19 QR-18 RC-17 Biol-27 GC-21 OC-23 TS-24 AA-21. (I'm worried about my PAT, QR, and RC scores especially the 17 with...
  28. Z

    Howard University Dental school program

    I have been calling them but I am not reaching anyone and its keep saying at this time circuits are busy. Is there a specific number I can call. I tried calling as early as 8 to even 2 in the after noon but still can not get anyone. I even emailed the admission but I got no answer. My question...
  29. Empathetic Dreamer

    Letter of Recommendation Deadlines

    If we are planning on submitting our application the day the deadline opens (June 5th I believe), does this mean that we need to have our evaluators finished with their letters by then? Or are they able to send it later? Will this affect how quickly they will look at my application? My school...
  30. M

    Chance me - Predental Admissions Chances 2018-19

    Hi! I am applying to dental schools in the 2018-2019 admissions cycle. I have a 3.67 GPA 3.52 science GPA (with +/-). My DAT scores are a bit low: PAT 19, QR 19, RC 21, Bio 17, Gen Chem 21, Org Chem 23, AA = 20 200+ shadowing hours 2.5 years of organic chemistry undergraduate research (1...
  31. D

    Gpa low

    so basically I have a 2.9 right now I will be applying for dental school this may and by the time My grades for this semester get here I will most likely have a 3.1. However I got a d+ in organic chemistry1 a B- in organic chemistry 2 I failed anatomy and physiology 2 and retook it for an A at a...
  32. FutureDentist97

    Comments on my list of schools for the 2018 cycle, please? Thanks:)

    Thank you:)
  33. FutureDentist97

    Dental School chances? 3.95 GPA, 20AA, 21TS, 18PAT

    Dental school chances with my stats? Thank you in advance! :)
  34. M

    HELP, What are my chances of getting into dental school with low GPA

    hi guys, was wondering what my chances are of getting into any dental schools in the states with my current gpa and what schools i should apply to. So i graduated from a Canadian university with an average of ~70% (i know it's low ): ). I am currently finishing a dental hygiene program and was...
  35. Sameffect

    Letters of Recommendation from community college

    Hey everyone, I will be applying for Dental School in the upcoming cycle. I am getting a LOR from an instructor at my 4 year university and another from a dentist. For my third letter, I was thinking about asking my chemistry professor (PhD) whom I have kept in contact with for over 3 years...
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    Honest Evaluation of My Chances of Getting into Dental School...I implore you.

    I have wanted to become a dentist since I could remember how to think. I am, a female, 21, a junior in a good private college. Both of my parents are dentists in PA, pediatric and general. I have had my dental radiology health and safety certification since I was 17 and have worked at their...
  37. Future Molinator

    The One Where We Get Into Dental School! FB Group

    Hey guys! I know there are a lot of Facebook groups already in place to help us. HOWEVER, you can never have to many resources. Please join my group, "The One Where We Get Into Dental School," I would love to see my group grow with people whom share the same interest. Let me just say, I...
  38. M

    Need Some Input/Advice much Appreciated!

    Hi guys, I'm trying to get some input on a school decision I need to make soon. Any input from students at the school/graduates will be much appreciated. I'm OOS so it's expensive for me either way. I don't think I will specialize at the moment unless something really strikes my fancy. My vision...
  39. S

    GPA for admissions

    Does having a 3.8+ change my standing as an applicant? Is it worth adding a class to go from 3.79 to a 3.8 before applying?
  40. C

    Penn vs. Michigan (IS) vs. Case

    I've recently been accepted to both Michigan and Penn. I'm a Michigan resident and even received Michigan's scholarship, so financially I feel like I should attend Michigan. However, my interview at Penn was amazing and I fell in love with the school. I'm not sure if all that extra debt is worth...