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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...
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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...
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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...
  4. Dental0928

    How I got into Dental School with a Low GPA, 3.0 (2020 cycle)

    Hi guys, I will be starting dental school this coming August and I thought I could help some pre-dents out there who have a very low GPA and want to apply to dental school! I hope my mistakes can help guide you through to a dental school acceptance! This post will be my experience in depth so...
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    Any thoughts on Tufts Pre-Dental Non-Degree program?

    Anyone have any thoughts on the Tufts Pre-Dental Non-Degree program or know any similar programs?
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    Personal Statement Proofreading

    Hi all, I was wondering if you guys could read over my personal statement and let me know what yall think. I am not the best writer so any recommendations or tips would be extremely helpful and appreciated. Thank you so much!
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    Buying a house vs renting while in dental school

    I’m a nontraditional student that is quitting their job and starting dental school this summer. I already own a home and my family will stay back while I move away to school. I’m back and fourth in buying another house vs renting. It seems like I could get more bang for my buck with buying a...
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    Applying for Scholarships and Payment Plans

    I will be attending dental school this year and was wondering about my options for scholarships and paying back my student loans. I am not applying for HPSP due to reading other student's experiences with it. I am considering the NHSC scholarship because I already live in a rural underserved...
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    OMFS externships

    I am an international BDS student from the UK, and I am planning to move to Canada after graduation and clear the NDEB. I definitely want to specialise and I am aware my journey towards becoming an OMFS is going to be almost impossible, but I want to to as many externships as I can and be the...
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    Pediatric dental residency vs GP

    Hello all! :) I am currently a 3rd year dental student and have recently started getting into the idea of doing a pediatric residency. My original plan was to graduate as a GP and work at a practice that was advertised as a pediatric office (even if it wasn't run by a pedodontist.) I always...
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    DAT: Apply or Retake Again?

    Hi, so I just took my DAT again and my scores differed from the first time I took it; both good and bad and I don't know how to feel about it. My first DAT I got: PA - 18 QR - 20 RC - 16 Bio - 19 GC - 25 OChem - 21 TS - 21 AA - 20 And my second time I got: PA - 17 QR - 22 RC - 21 Bio - 20 GC...
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    WesternU vs. Colorado (OOS)

    Hey everyone! This is my first post so please go easy on me! I recently got accepted to the DMD program and WesternU and the DDS program at CU. I am a CA resident so do not qualify for in-state at CU unfortunately :confused: I was wondering where everyone thought was a better school to go to...
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    BU vs. UB (IS) vs. Rutgers (OOS) vs. Temple (OOS)

    Hi everyone — I need some guidance in deciding what school to attend next year. I loved BU the most out of my interviews, but have read quite a few negative things about the school on SDN. Any BU students have feedback on this? In terms of financials, I would get in-state for Rutgers after the...
  14. Dental0928

    Dogs/Pets in Dental School!!!!

    Hey guys so I was just accepted to two dental schools yesterday, and now that the excitement has sunk in, the worry has begun lol. I want to hear from from current dental students ESPECIALLY if you go to Midwestern-IL, Roseman or Colorado :) Some background info on my situation: I got two...
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    Why does it seem like majority of general dentist/dental students stay away from learning molar root canal?

    This question is coming from a DH that is pursuing dental school (hopefully starting dental school in 2021) so please excuse my ignorance when it comes to actually performing a molar root canal. I work with a GP who rarely refers root canals out and does molar rcts in ~30 mins. It’s taken him 25...
  16. ClandestineDime

    PPE is Giving Me a Headache... Literally. Any PPE Hacks?

    Since COVID-19, our school requires us to wear face shields and N95s, both give me intense headaches. Does anyone have recommendations on how to make these PPE items more comfortable? Any PPE hacks?
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    Should clinical experience be the deciding factor in choosing a school? (Cost not a huge concern)

    I’ve had interviews at Univ of Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Dental College of Georgia, & Roseman. Although no acceptances have been announced yet; I like to plan ahead. I’m from Georgia and will end up practicing I’m Georgia once I graduate. To pay for dental school, I will be using my GI bill...
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    Which dental schools have a pass/fail grading system? Any advantages/disadvantages?

    Good evening, I’m having a hard time finding a list of all the dental schools (in the US) that have a pass/fail grading system. Can someone let me know which schools do this and how it exactly works? Does the pass/ fail portion only apply to lab and clinical classes or does it apply to didactic...
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    Navy 3 year HPSP with backpay and signing bonus

    Hello, I have a question about the Navy 3 year HPSP. I am a D1 and I applied for the 4 year HPSP and did not get it, but I am still in the applicant pool for the three year scholarship. After talking with my recruiter, he said that the three year can essentially be the same as the 4 year...
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    What are my chances?

    Hey guys. Junior pre-dent here. I am a investigative medical science major. Not sure if anyone's ever heard of this, but it's a clinical health sciences major that a lot of pre-med, pre-PA, and medical laboratory scientists pursue. It involves classes like immunology, research methods, etc. I...
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    Should I apply this cycle for dental school even though I have to retake a summer course?

    Hi everyone I'm currently getting my masters right now in medical sciences. Its only a year long so I'll be graduated by May of 2021. Yet, unfortunately I did not pass a science course that is only available during the summer. So in order to get my masters degree, I need to retake that science...
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    Updating dental school application

    Hi Should I email schools to look at at my second transcript b/c i updated my application with another transcript I want them to look at my summer course grades. Can I do that ? I’m only asking bc I know schools don’t really want students to email them. Thanks
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    Applying for HPSP/ SSRI's/Navy Dentistry

    Hi all! I want to start by saying I've done a good bit of research on the HPSP, all branches of military dentistry, and all of the disqualifications. I have not applied for the HPSP yet, just in the process of talking to a navy recruiter. It's always been a dream of mine to serve in the Navy as...
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    Is it still free to reschedule the DAT due to covid?

    Hello everyone, Anyone reschedule recently and didn't have to pay the fee? I have heard rumors that it was once free, but no longer is. Thanks.
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    Dental student interaction with Medical student

    So it seems like in undergrad every pre med student I met said something along the lines of "I couldn't deal with mouths that's gross" or "dentistry is boring" whenever I stated I was interested in dentistry. Let's ignore the fact that medicine involves rectal exams and many "gross" things. It's...
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    Non traditional Student applying with unique experiences

    Hey everyone, I’m applying this cycle and am hoping my experiences can help elevate my application. I’ve been a dental hygienist for 5 years and have been in the military for the past 11 years. My stats are ok and I only have an associates degree but I’m applying to ~10 schools and would like to...
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    Sim lab vs real patients

    Hi guys, hope all is well. I’ve been reconsidering doing medicine for a while, and have been learning about dentistry. My question is, how similar is working in the sim lab to real patients? If you like sim lab, is that a sure sign you will like dentistry? I ask because when watching procedures...
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    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...
  31. 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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  39. 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...
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    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...