1. X

    Good CV building opportunity in dental office in Washington

    We are a booming GP clinic in the seattle metropolitan area that treat all aspects of dentistry. In addition to common general dentistry procedures, we do oral surgery, implants, root canal treatments, endo surgeries and Invisalign. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the full potential of GPs...
  2. D

    NYU masters in biology (oral track) fall 2022

    Has anybody applied to this program? Or has any information on it?
  3. M

    Saw this comment made about 10 years ago… do you agree in 2022?

    “Dentistry is a lot better than being an MD nowadays. Less hours, higher per hour salary, higher chance to be in private practice, and better insurance reimbursements. The only other thing that I think is better is a PA program, its cheaper faster and gets you 100K in 2 years time.” I am...
  4. M

    I have compiled a list of cons with being a dentist… let me know if any of these are inaccurate or not common enough

    Lets start with the general state of the profession: The field is getting saturated and will require you to move to a more rural setting to find a job that pays more than $120K. Insurance reimbursements are cut year-after-year, making you have to work harder to collect compensation over...
  5. P

    WAMC low DAT average GPA

    I am just asking for your opinion on my chances, I have done a significant amount of research into what schools I should apply to this cycle, if you could give me any advice that would be appreciated. I know my DAT is low and I am planning on retaking it this summer but I want to apply at the...
  6. D

    Touro vs stony

    Hi! So i’m currently deciding between Stony Brook Dental and Touro Dental and I was wondering how important each pro is in making a decision on which school to go to. Touro: I know that touro has amazing technology and I know that tech has a major influence in dentistry so I wanted to know how...
  7. F

    AEGD/GPR program advice needed

    Hi everyone! I really need help deciding which program I should choose to apply to in a few months. Background: I'm a 3rd year dental student at UMKC. I have an ok GPA. I never wanted to specialize but I really love root canals so I would love to attend a post-doc program that is heavy on...
  8. penspinner

    NHSC Application - "Good Standing Report" Question


    **Official 2022-2023 AEGD/GPR Post-Match

    Hello, Let’s discuss open spots/programs still accepting here! Please feel free to PM me for suggestions!
  10. D

    What are some rural places in the country where I could associate?

    What are some rural places where associates make substantially more money? How much could I expect to make as a new grad working as an associate in a rural area? Any rural places in Florida? Trying to pay off $300K FAST
  11. D

    Any ideas as to why dentistry has dropped so much in the rankings?

    https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/dentist 2017-#1 2018-#2 2019- #4 2020- #2 2021- #9 2022- #47 Within a 4-year period, there was not much movement, but there was a sudden drop in 2021 and especially in 2022. Just curious to see what you guys think.
  12. D

    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...
  13. D

    Is being a dentist really that bad?

    https://bloggerdds.weebly.com/blog/dentistry-sucks This post makes it seem like being a dentist is horrible. The the points that scare me the most are the financials. Do you really only make $100,000? I don’t particularly plan to open a practice, and I will be going to a dental school that is...
  14. M

    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!
  15. datdentalgirl99

    DAT Breakdown (24AA)

    Hello everyone!! I took my DAT yesterday, and am so happy with my scores! I found breakdowns so helpful before and during my exam prep, so I wanted to share my experience. Resources I used: DAT Booster, DAT Destroyer, Bootcamp, and Anki. I bought Booster and Destroyer and the start of my...
  16. D

    AMA: D2 at Penn Dental

    Ask me anything! Finishing up my 1st semester of D2 year
  17. P

    ADEX help

  18. paggarwal

    I hate PBL. I need tips to get through this.

    I hate USC PBL curriculum. I need some tips to study. We only take a midterm and a final. COMBOT is just labeling pictures. Multiple choice is the hardest because they can test you on everything. It is hard to get an A and a C. B are fine if you want to be a general dentist but if you want to...
  19. mattpobrien4


  20. J

    WAMC: Do I have a shot at dental school?

    Real talk: I graduated with bachelors in music for undergrad at a private 4-year university with overall 2.65 GPA. Yes, you read that correctly. After my bachelors, I took some pre-requisite science courses at 4-year public university like Gen Bio and Chemistry and still did horrible - ended up...
  21. V

    Indiana (IS) vs. UDM

    I live in Indiana, so the tuition would be cheaper but I've been told that going to detroit mercy would be a lot more beneficial (in terms of the clinical program) and I would just be happier there. What is everyone else's opinion. I don't know the overall differences between the school aside...
  22. C

    Meharry MHS ( dental)

    Hello! Is there anyone who is currently in the Meharry MHS program who is willing to inform me on the admissions process, and requirements? I have applied to the dental school, but due to my low stats I want to look into applying to the MHS program. Would anyone be able to help me with what to...
  23. L

    TMDSAS notification

    Does anyone know where TMDSAS will notify us if we are accepted/denied?
  24. Ctoothy

    Army Army HPSP AEGD-1 Year Waitlist

    Hello! This is my very first post on SDN after many many years of lurking without an account. I finally have a question pressing enough to ask here. I’m a 4th year Army HPSP dental student who applied to the 1-Year AEGD and recently got placed on the waitlist, or OML. I wanted to reach out and...
  25. paggarwal


  26. jamesdwa

    Does a RA position look good for dental school?

    I am a pre-dental freshman this year at University of Washington-Seattle, and I am planning on becoming a RA this upcoming Winter quarter because there is an opened position. I find it as an opportunity to improve my communication skills, build community, learn from diverse experiences that I...
  27. Lynx123

    UConn AEGD

    Hi, I recently obtained an interview with the University of Connecticut for their AEGD program. Does anyone have any pointers on the interview process?
  28. A

    Good one year master's programs to get into dental school?

    Hey all, I am currently looking at one year programs that help cater into getting into dental school such as oral health sciences & biomedical sciences. So far I have Rutgers, Western (MSBS), and BU's MOHS program. I have checked older thread but most links seem to be expired for current...
  29. C

    AMA: Today is the Last Day of My NHSC Scholarship Service Commitment

    Background: I received the 4-year NHSC Scholarship and worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for 4 years after graduation (I did not do a GPR or AEGD). I ended up having to change jobs in the middle of my service because my workplace was so toxic. Unfortunately, it was during the...
  30. Het.mehta

    Can I get into a good dental school or even a dental school?

    3.58 cuml. GPA, 3.37 sGPA. I have 4 publications as a first/second author, but also did get a C/ in Org Chem1/2. I have good shadowing hours and letters of rec, and volunteering.
  31. D

    Should I retake courses?

    Hello. I went to a community college and ended up with a 3.37 (had a 3.7) and a 3.1 sGPA. I had taken antidepressants which really messed with my head and made it impossible for me to focus. I am now in a 4 year university. I so far took (in cc): Gen Bio Gen Bio 2 A&P A&P 2 and scored B+ in...
  32. teehee123

    What are my chances with my stats

    Hi,2 I am a Canadian student looking to apply to American dental schools. My GPA is 3.64 My GPA is 3.55 My DAT score: PAT:19 QR:18 RC:23 BIO:21 GC:20 OC:18 TS:20 AA:20 I still have to get shadowing experience butbecause of COVID, it has been very difficult to find. My ideal option would be to go...
  33. M


    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...
  34. rcollinb

    Anesthesiology (or any) residency from a pass/fail & rank-less dental school?

    Hello folks, I am about to attend a dental school that uses P/F in addition to being rank-less. I understand it is early to think about this, but what is the process with matching into a program without those two metrics? Is taking the ADAT a must for schools like that? I am super interested...
  35. F

    WAMC Looking for some direction

    Date of submission: 09/07/2021 Overall GPA: 3.3 Science GPA: 3.0 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 18 AA, 17 Bio, 14 Orgo, 13 Gen chem, 15TS 28 RC, 18 QR, 19 PAT State of Residence: VA Major: Global Health Minority? Yes, Middle Eastern Reapplicant? No Shadowing Experience: 450...
  36. williamsmateo

    How hard is my semester?

    Hello, I am a pre-dental student. I am entering my 3rd year and I am taking Ochem II, Genetics, and Analytical Chemistry. How hard is my semester going to be, ball park? I passed Ochem I with a C and struggle to understand the material.
  37. Z

    Army Dental Army National Guard in regards to MDSSP and HPLRP

    I am a new dental graduate and have been in the military for over 10 years now. At the start of dental school I was told I can take MDSSP for a total of 8 years of commitment and then take HPLRP after graduation adding the 6-7 years to my commitment. This is all fine I had planned to stay in the...
  38. E

    Dental Hygiene LORs for AADSAS Dental School Application

    Hey everyone, I'm applying to dental school this year, and I'm in a bit of a unique situation with my LORs. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Predental/Dental Hygiene, and I've been working as a dental hygienist for 2 years. I asked two of my professors from my Dental Hygiene program for...
  39. E

    LECOM Dental Letters of Rec - Waiting on Additional Info

    Hey everyone! I'm applying to LECOM's DMD program this application cycle, and I submitted everything pretty early (early/mid-June) along with all of the supplemental applications. However, I just checked my LECOM application portal, and it still says that my letters of rec are "Not Yet...
  40. D

    Unfilled GPR or AEGD Residency Seats 2021

    Hi! Is anyone that has started his or her GPR/AEGD residency aware of any unfilled seats in the program? There isn’t an official list posted anywhere, and emailing program directors has proven to be ineffective to. Thanks in advance!