dental school

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    dental school & health issues

    Hi everyone, I really need to get this off my chest. Hopefully I can gain some insight from any pre-dentals/ dental students/ dentists etc. I'm a pre-dental student who has been working as a part-time assistant at a dental office for the past five years. This upcoming summer, I planned to move...
  2. Samimsee

    Will a W look bad on my dental school application?

    Hey guys, so I've been struggling in my Organic Chemistry class this semester and I was really depending on doing well on my last 2 exams. However, the COVID situation happened and all of my classes shifted online. And to prevent cheating, my orgo professor only allowed us 50 mins for a 40...
  3. 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...
  4. R

    Advice on summer classes

    So I am currently a pre-dental student at a 4 year university and I am out of state. I want to take my Bio 1 lecture and lab requirement this summer to get it out of the way and save money but I want to make sure that this will not harm my admission into dental school. I would be taking the...
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    Financial Aid ?

    I apologize in advance if I sound ignorant, but is the financial aid package we will be receiving just LOAN money? There's no "free" money, essentially. Everything we receive in our financial aid package will need to be paid back? Also, which type of loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Grad PLUS...
  6. C

    UNE vs SCUHS Online Human Anatomy??

    Hi everyone, I need to complete the human anatomy pre-req for the school I am applying to before the end of June. I have not been able to find much information regarding the online human anatomy course offered through UNE (University of New England) and SCUHS (Southern California University of...
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    Prospects of becoming a dentist in Europe and Canada as an international student

    Hello. I've been seeking some guidance about the process of becoming a dentist as a foreigner in the EU (Prague, The Republic of Ireland) and North America( precisely Canada). I've heard some terrible data about the labor state in Canada, especially in the dental realm. A lot of people are...
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    Michigan (OOS) vs. Marquette (OOS)

    School 1: University of Michigan School of Dentistry ** Both have very similarly priced tuition and COA** Pros: - Very good reputation - Close to Detroit - New clinic starting 2022, which is perfect for class of 2024 bc thats when we start seeing patients - Has OMFS Cons: - Farther from...
  9. P

    Dentist VS Doctors (Salary, life style...etc)

    Hi, I am a forth year undergrad in Canada, and I am deciding between dentistry and medicine right now. At the beginning, I was only thinking about doing medicine, but then MCAT CARS turns out to be terrible, so I tried DAT (which is a lot easier than MCAT). I got interview invites for dental...
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    Q&A Session For Pre-Dent And Dental Student

    My name is Lei and I graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I am currently working as a full-time dentist at VA medical center and a part-time associate at a DSO. I am offering Q&A Session for Pre-Dent and Dental Student on topics DAT Preparation (Score 24, 99.6th...
  11. Kobethegoat24

    Help me make the right decision

    So i was accepted into my state school and also another school. The other school offered me a 32000 per year scholarship that would make it cheaper for me to attend that school than my state school. So i paid the deposit and am planning on attending there. The scholarship is renewable for all 4...
  12. W

    Mental illness in dental school

    I'm sorry but this is going to be a long post. Background: I have anxiety/depression. I have battled it since junior year of high school. I never got help for it and I suffered through college. However, it didn't impact my grades and I applied to dental schools. I have received interviews and...
  13. W

    Taking the DAT without Organic chem II advice

    Long story short, I’m a full time Dental Hygienist and have to take evening classes due to my work schedule (limited class offerings during most semesters). I’m strongly considering taking the DAT around April 2020 and have not taken Orgo II yet (made an A in Orgo I). I’ve made an A in all of my...
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    Can MEPS check RX drugs?

    I’m applying for the Army HPSP scholarship for dental school, and I had previously taken Adderall for ADHD. I told my Physician to not fill it anymore, but from what I’ve read, you need to be off of it for a year. I haven’t been taking it for about 3 months. Can MEPS check the current or past...
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    Pre-dents, how do you like to engage with current students?

    Hey guys, I'm involved with pre-dental committee at my school and just went through matriculation. When I was applying, I was a little more shy and wasn't going to every pre-dental day or event and instead preferred to check social media. I came to the website hundreds of times and was always...
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    University of Florida College of Dentistry prerequisites

    Hello! I was wondering if any of you know if microbiology lab is required for UF. I have looked at their website and it says that microbio is required but they do not specify anything about the lab. If it is required or highly highly recommended then I will take it. However, microbiology lab at...
  17. C

    Contacting schools for unofficial DAT scores // Help contacting Touro

    Hi all! Do you guys know if we can contact schools and ask if they accept looking at unofficial DAT scores before its verified? Also I tried contacting Touro over the phones and it seemed as if their phone line did not work. Then I tried emailing them and they have not responded in weeks. Anyone...
  18. C

    Personal Statement Help

    Will someone please help me with my personal statement. I am so so bad at writing these, and have no clue how to start it/ what to say in it. It would mean so much to me.
  19. C

    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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    Hey guys! I recently graduated and have a 3.2 cgpa 3.1 science gpa, I was looking to take calculus and physiology at a cc and if I got an A in both those classes that could raise me to a 3.3 cgpa. I was pre-med in undergrad but due to my gpa and my personality I realized medical school wasn't...
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    20 AA/ 20 TS DAT- Retake ?!!?!!!

    Hi everyone! Just took the dat and got a 20AA/20TS . I have a 3.75 gpa, lots of volunteering hours, lots of shadowing hours, have been working as a dental assistant at a free clinic, will start working at a cancer research lab in September, and am involved with 3 clubs on campus. I’m aiming at...
  22. artist2022

    *** The Official UCLA School of Dentistry Class of 2024 Interview/Acceptance Thread ***

    Last year's thread: ***The Official UCLA School of Dentistry Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread*** Hey guys! Definitely early for this but if you have any questions about applying to UCLA or about its program, post here! There are many incoming D1s on here (I'm sure they'll reveal...
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    Dental Schools with group interviews?

    Does anyone know which dental schools do group interviews over one on one or MMI?
  25. Typical Average Student

    *~*~*TMDSAS 2020*~*~*

    Tempus fugit; TMDSAS opens today. Feel free to ask any questions. School & Acceptance/Rejection/Interview: Notification date: Method of notification: Email Residency: TMDSAS mail-out date: GPA (science, overall): DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): Dates available OR your interview...
  26. Nik_Died

    SMP or Informal Post-bacc. GPA 2.8/3.1, DAT 20

    Hey everybody! First I want to say I really appreciate anytime you put in to reading/ replying to my post. Thank you in advance. I'm not asking about my chances per se, just looking for advice: SMP or informal local Postbacc. (BTW i’ve read EVERYTHING about my position here on SDN), but here’s a...
  27. chomuballer

    OMFS chances.

    Hi all, New member here. Currently entering D3 year. I took my CBSE in Feb, scored a 65, my class rank is among the top 5% in the class. What are my chances (considering a 3.1 undergrad GPA) for 4 or 6 year programs? Another question I have is, how do they calculate your undergrad GPA, is it...
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    Another MS/Post-baq or work?

    Hello! So I applied to dental schools this year. At the moment, I am on one waitlist for Nova Southeastern University's School of Dentistry. I'm trying to figure out what to do next year on the chance that I don't get into their dental school. I'm about to meet with an academic advisor from my...
  30. N

    Another MS or Work?

    Hello! So I applied to dental schools this year. At the moment, I am on one waitlist for Nova Southeastern University's School of Dentistry. I'm trying to figure out what to do next year on the chance that I don't get into their dental school. I'm about to meet with an academic advisor from my...

    Drug testing

    Will there be drug tests in dental school? If so when, at the beginning or throughout the four years? Thanks!
  32. K

    UPitt (OOS) vs. Colorado (OOS)

    Hello, I have recently been accepted to UC Denver CO' 2023 after already submitting both deposits for Pitt. I am an OOS student for both schools..... I loved Pitt, the faculty, city, and curriculum. However, I also really liked Colorado, the clinics, and their medical campus. I was wondering...
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    DAT Breakdown 24AA/24PAT

    Like so many pre-dental students, when I first committed to dentistry, one thing that consistently came to my mind was the DAT. The exam, especially the perceptual ability section, can be intimidating. However, after taking my DAT yesterday, I can tell you that the test can be conquered by any...
  34. Kobethegoat24

    What do you make of my DAT score?

    So I studied extremely hard and I can't say I was surprised with anything. Math has long been my weakest subject and I spent a lot of time on it but didn't the score I expected. So what do you guys think, should I retake(REALLY dont want to but I will if its a must), should I apply this cycle...
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    Dalhousie Dental School interview invite

    Hello all, So I was lucky enough to score an interview with the dental school at Dalhousie but I have absolutely no idea how to prepare. Would anybody who have been previously interviewed mind sharing their experience and some resources they found super helpful for the interview? All tips and...
  37. Biggytooth

    When to apply for NHSC & HPSP by to be competitive?

    Hi, By what month should a person apply for an NHSC or HPSP scholarship? Are they so competitive that you should apply asap? Or are some branches less competitive and relatively easy to get? Thanks for your input!
  38. J

    Any alum or current Creighton dental students on here?

    If there are any current or recent graduates from Creighton Dent on here I have a few questions I'd like to ask if possible! -How has the new building and increase in the # of students per class affected things (especially in the clinic)? -Any idea on specializing % that get into their...
  39. N

    Invisalign Certification and Other Certifications During Dental School

    Hello everyone, I remember during the Detroit Mercy interview day tour around the school, one of the current students stated that when you graduate you would also be Invisalign certified. Is this true, and if so why wouldn't it be advertised by some schools which do offer it? Wouldn't this be...