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    Creighton vs Nova

    I just received a super late acceptance and I only have a week to decide and I am having a hard time choosing between both. In terms of tuition they're about the same however cost of living in Florida is a lot higher than Nebraska so Creighton ends up being the cheaper option. I do want to...
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    Ortho residency prep feedback

    Hey everyone! I came on here b/c I'm looking for some honest opinions on things I can do to improve my chances of matching at an ortho residency. I am a new D2, and let's just say that the D1 year was not what I expected in many different aspects. I feel like I have a handle on things now and...
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    Ortho residency feedback request

    Hey everyone! I came on here b/c I'm looking for some honest opinions on things I can do to improve my chances of matching at an ortho residency. I am a new D2, and let's just say that the D1 year was not what I expected in many different aspects. I feel like I have a handle on things now and...
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    NYU vs. Temple vs Touro

    Help me choose between NYU, Temple or Touro please. Factors are cost, area, clinical experience, overall opinions from students in terms of happiness and how they feel at the school, and anything else that is important to know.
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    Are Letters of intent worth it? Dental School

    I wanted to know if anyone has actually benefited from sending a letter of intent and if it's worth it. I wanna prepare one and discuss what I will be doing in the spring semester and sent it in the beginning of January. I've already interviewed the school in November (VCU) and it's my top...
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    Army For Future prior enlisted applicants applying to 3 and 2 yr Army HPSP with Low GPA

    I am writing this because when I applied I couldn't find any resources to advise me, so maybe this post can help future applicants. So I have pretty LOW dental school GPA, like Below 3.0 and when I approached my local AMEDD recruiter the Commanding officer straight refused to work with me...
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    ASDOH vs University of the Pacific

    BESIDES FOR WHICH SCHOOL IS CHEAPER, Which school has a better education that will produce better-trained and clinically confident doctors? Both schools do not have in-house residency programs, besides for orthodontics, so both send their clinically challenging cases to their D3 and D4 students...
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    ASDOH vs Dugoni for OMFS Specialization

    Hi guys, I've been lucky enough to be accepted into both dental schools. I am from Los Angeles and would obviously have to move out either way and both schools are an equal distance away from me but I was wondering: which school would be better for me career-wise especially if my plan is to...
  9. Jdentalm

    WAMC/ help with School list selection

  10. boston2512

    Normal BCP/sGPA GPA?

  11. toothfairy1357

    Stony Brook Dental vs Touro Dental

    Looking for input from current students at either Touro or Stony: They both would be around the same cost since I would be commuting to Touro, and I like how Touro has state of the art digital dentistry and brand new equipment, as well as being close to home surrounded by friends and family...
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    OT or Dentistry

    I wanted to post in this particular thread because I wanted to get a better understanding and behind the scenes of what a dentist has to deal with in regards to finances, owning a practice (if you have one), being an associate, etc. Just for a little context, I have been practicing dental...
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    What counts as clinical experience?

    Hi, I am trying to find summer opportunities as a pre-dental student, and I am wondering what counts as "clinical" hours in order to be accepted to dental school. Would transporting patients in a hospital/ volunteering at a hospital count towards the clinical hours for dental school, or do I...
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    Studio for Rent - 1.3 miles from UT Health Science Center San Antonio

    Welcoming Mexican-American family looking to rent a private studio (for students) in a quiet neighborhood near the Medical center area. Only 1.3 miles from UT Health Science Center, the studio offers a private outdoor entry, 1 covered parking space, basic furnishing/appliances, and includes the...
  15. ayed22

    D4 with 350K D-school Loans + Endo debt

    Finishing dental school with about $350k in loans (after interest). I was fortunate enough to also get into endo as a D4, but that will add another $220k in loans. It's a few months before the program starts and I am stating to get cold feet due to the cost. What would you do if you were in my...
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    Rutgers Gateway to dentistry summer 2022

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from Rutgers Gateway program? Decisions were suppose to be sent out March 1st but I still have not heard anything yet!
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    Rutgers dental from NYC

    Hello! I was just wondering if there were any students who attend the Rutgers dental school and commute from NYC, I’ve always wanted to live in Manhattan so I was wondering if that would be a possibility if Rutgers was an option for me to travel to Newark! Thanks!
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    Telling waitlisted schools about other acceptances

    Hi! So I just recently got an offer from Stony Brook Dental and NYU dental, and I am currently on the Rutgers waitlist and they are probably my top school. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to add in the letter of interest that I’m planning on writing to them that I got offers from...
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    CAA vs Dentistry

    For someone that likes both fields equally, how would you objectively compare these two fields? Looking for comparisons in regards to financial outlook, job outlook, work-life balance/schedule, work environment, politics, prestige/respect, etc. I will practice either profession in Florida. Keep...
  22. Summerd08_

    UAB SOD Remediation?

    I'm trying to decide between UMKC and UAB. I really like both schools so it's hard to decide since they each have a great curriculum and clinical experience. I've seen that UAB has some of the highest clinical graduation requirements compared to other schools, but my worry is the didactic...
  23. monti12

    Accepted to dental school with low GPA and low DAT

    Hi, I got a lot of hope from reading other journeys similar to mine while I was in the process so I thought I'd share! I was *finally* accepted to dental school this cycle! About me: Non traditional (I graduated with my Neuro degree in 2015) took the rest of my pre-reqs at both a community...
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    Dental: Temple vs IUPUI

    I’ve been accepted to Temple and IUPUI and would really appreciate any input from grads, current students, etc. regarding clinical and academic experiences? I’m out of state for both so I don’t know much about either school besides what I’ve learned online and during my interview. Thanks!
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    ADEX help

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    Tufts vs. Colorado (OOS) vs. OSHU (OOS)

    I was fortunate enough to get into all these schools and am having a hard time deciding where to go. I am hopefully getting the HPSP Scholarship, so cost should not be any negative factor. I also am pretty positive I will want to specialize (but don’t know which specialty yet). Not sure if going...
  27. thisis123

    BU vs. Stony Brook (IS)

    I was accepted to Boston University and Stony Brook University dental schools for the class of 2026 and I am not sure as to which one I should pick. I wanted to know some pros and cons of these schools, besides the cost, so if any current BU or Stony dental students can respond to this thread...
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    NYU’s Dental School Costs ~$600,000 Before Interest

    It costs about $600,000 before interest to attend NYU’s dental school, including all costs. It costs about $100,000 extra before interest to specialize there. That means students who specialize at NYU graduate with $700,000+ in student loans. I’m curious as to what current NYU dental students...
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    Stuck between periodontist and Oral Surgery and job security

    I'm stuck and in dire need of advice. SDN might not be the place to get it but will try anyways. I was set on OS because I enjoy surgery and I even took the CBSE. Planned on retaking but im still on the fence. The more I looked at OS the more I realized that I really didnt want to do the 4...
  30. ktquestions

    BS/DDS Program Chances

    Hi! To start out, I'm half African American and Japanese in a small American school in Japan. I'm in the process of looking for BS/DDS programs but I was wondering if I even have a chance to get into one of these programs. Since I would be considered an international student, I understand my...
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    Hey everyone, I have yet to receive a single interview from any of the dental schools I have applied to. I just want to get someone else’s opinion on my chances since I’m in panic mode. School List: Harvard submitted June 26 UCLA submitted June 26 UCSF - rejected sept 1 WesternU- submitted...
  32. thisis123

    Should I retake the DAT?

    This is my second time applying to dental school and I am not sure whether I should retake the DAT or not in order to improve my application. My first time taking the DAT last year I got a score of: Bio - 20 Gen Chem - 20 Orgo - 20 PAT - 22 RC - 21 QR - 18 In the previous cycle, I received a...
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    D3/4 procedure requirements

    Hello all, I am a current D2 and was wondering about the requirements for clinical procedures once I enter into the clinic my 3rd and 4th year? Basically, how many of each procedure (rough estimate/a few examples) are we supposed to carry out to ensure that we meet the appropriate requirements...
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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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    Submitting AADSAS Dental School App Without LORs Received?

    Hey everyone! I'm applying to dental school this cycle and my application is almost done - personal statement, official DAT/transcripts, and individual applications are all set! However, I'm still waiting on my LORs to be received. I told my professors/dentists that are writing it to...
  37. 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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    DUI/OWI while in Dental School

    Hey everyone, This is embarrassing but I’m going to keep it brief. I just became a DS3 this week after finishing my last final in DS2. During DS2 year, I got pulled over and was charged with an OWI. Long story short, I got the charged dropped from an OWI to an OWVI (visibly impaired rather...
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    I am applying to Dental school this cycle,
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    Pre-Dental shadowing opportunities in Philadelphia?

    Hello, I am looking to shadow/volunteer/assist a dentist in Philadelphia. I was hoping somebody could help me out with a connection to a dentist or dental group who helps potential students in this area as I am new to the area. I am having a lot of trouble finding somebody who is willing to let...