1. ripbabwe

    Withdrawing Application?

    Hi guys! I am a third year predental undergrad, so traditionally I should be applying to dental school this month. I have recently been thinking about taking a gap year though, for the purpose of making sure that dentistry is without a doubt the career I want for the rest of my life. I have been...
  2. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  3. D

    Dental School Finances. Debt, income, and the future of dentistry

    Hello, I would love to have current dentists, dental students, and pre-dental students to weigh in on my financial situation as it pertains to dental school and loan repayment. I am a 21-year-old male who will be starting my D1 year this fall. My estimated cost of attendance is ~$375,000 not...
  4. H

    Navy HPSP Residency: fact checking, questions and advice

    TL;DR: I have a bunch of questions and need advice lol Hello everyone. I am currently a second year dental student with a 4 year HPSP payback obligation. I am interested in pursuing a residency with the Navy after dental school, but am unfortunately very lost on how to do so. I have been...
  5. rcollinb

    One year Masters before dental school question & advice!

    Hey folks! I hope all are well during the strange times. I just wanted to post my situation right now to see if any of y’all wouldn’t mind giving me some advice! I am just about to graduate and I did not gain a seat to dental school this cycle. It left me with a gap year to do something...
  6. S

    Reapplicant advice needed, any help appreciated

    Hi all, I am a second time applicant, and with this cycle essentially at a close, I am working on what my next steps should be. Here is a quick background on me: Being undecided for the first two years of college led me to take a variety of courses in different fields, some which I had no...
  7. R

    Physics After Applying. Is there aDeadline?

    Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe. I know it is acceptable to take physic after applying to dental school as long as all the other requirements are fulfilled. Being an accounting major, I must take certain classes to fulfill my major and wish to take physics the summer before...
  8. 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...
  9. Akam ahz

    Designing patient's data sheet

    Hello, I am a dental student, and I am trying to design a data sheet for my future patients. I want my data sheet to be as brief as possible, but still I want it to provide sufficient information. I have designed a sample of it, and I would like that you give it a glance and tell me what do...
  10. F

    OMFS Internship Opportunities - POST HERE ONLY

    I know this time of year, everyone is trying to figure out exactly how they want to fill out their rank list, but I just want to take the time to post a little about my experiences at my OMFS internship so that those of you not fortunate enough to MATCH will be aware of the opportunities...
  11. S

    Anki for Dental Boards

    I know some people used anki to study for dental boards. Which set/flashcards did you find the most helpful! Thanks!!
  12. S

    INBDE dental deck

    Hi, I couldn't find any resources for the integrated national boards so I was thinking about just using the part I and II study decks. Would the dental decks part I or part II be useful to study for the integrated boards? Should I buy either of them at all? Has anyone found resources to get a...
  13. D

    Becoming a dentist via nursing as an international student

    Hello. I am a foreigner. Originally I wanted to apply for Bachelors in Biological Science in order to work for one year in my specialty and apply for the Canadian PR. This was a preliminary for applying to dental schools because the tuition for foreigners is rather draconian. However, after...
  14. M

    Is a Masters or Post-Bacc Necessary?

    Hi all, I'm going to be reapplying this cycle and was wondering with my GPA if it's necessary to get a masters? This past year all I've been doing is working volunteering and taking an anatomy class. Therefore, would it look good on my app that for a year I went back to school for a masters...
  15. C

    7 Year Old DUI and W's 3.76 GPA and 23 DAT Score

    Hi! I am applying next cycle. I will have my masters in economics with a minor in biology. My GPA is 3.76, my DAT score is a 23, I have 200 hours of shadowing experience, I volunteer every Sunday at my town's family service bureau, I have volunteered at my local dental school (Rutgers Dental...
  16. RYM88

    UF online masters

    Hi! Has anyone done the UF online masters in hopes of gaining acceptance to dental school? If so, Is it doable while working full time? Any dental school interviews? Or any problems with it being an online masters? Any feedback helps
  17. B

    Impact of Research on an Application?

    Hello everyone! I am applying to dental school this upcoming cycle, and was hoping to finalize my list of schools I want to apply to. For this reason, I was wondering if anyone knew how big of an impact dental research could have on your application. I have done extensive research at a dental...
  18. 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...
  19. R

    Low GPA Advice Needed

    Hi Everyone! I applied this cycle and have not received any interview invites. The biggest problem with my application is my low GPA. My stats are oGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 2.97 DAT AA: 22 TS:19 Bio: 19 OC: 18 GC:19 RC: 27 QR: 25 PAT: 18. I know I need to improve my GPA, but I am unsure of the best way to...
  20. A

    Stony Brook Prerequisite

    Has anyone been accepted or interviewed at Stony Brook without finishing all of the prerequisite classes. Their website says that prerequisites must be completed by time of application rather than matriculation like other schools; but i also know that schools "reserve the right to waive any...
  21. M

    Changing career plans

    Hey everyone, I'm currently a senior and I have recently had a change of heart when it comes to my future plans. Initially, I was a pre-med student until I started getting involved with a research lab group and decided that I would pursue a Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology or Nutrition. Recently...
  22. M

    Air Force AEGD

    Hello, I am a 3-year HPSP scholarship recipient via the Air Force and as such I am required to apply/accept an Air Force AEGD position. I understand that there can be some variability due to the different needs of each of the AEGD bases but I was wondering what I should be expecting in terms of...
  23. G

    Endo Residency - what does it take?

    Hello all, I am currently a D2 finishing up third semester and I’ve found that I would love to pursue a speciality in Endodontics. The problem is that I struggled mightily during the first year of dental school (not because of academic ability, but due to personal issues: close death in the...
  24. J

    How does an informal post bac work? masters or formal post bac?

    I graduated may 2019 with a bio degree, my gpa at my college was a 3.38. Verfied ADEA with out +/- science GPA 3.04 verified adea with +/- a science GPA 2.99. Overall adea verified gpa was a 3.24. september DAT scores: orgo- 21 gen chem- 20 qr-14 PAT-15 Bio- 17 reading-19 ts=19 aa=18 I have...
  25. W

    Advice on starting a DAT prep

    Im planning on taking the DAT in April 2020 and will be prepping with DATDestroyer, Feralis notes, Dr. Romano's Dynamite bio review, DAT Bootcamp, and PAT Booster. Im a little unsure on how to begin studying for the DAT with the vast amount of information that is covered on it. Would it be wise...
  26. predentgurl10

    Failed 2 tests in Physics and Chem out of 4

    I’m in a really tough dilemma right now and need some advice. I’m taking Chemistry 1 and Physics 1 for the first time and had no idea what I was signing up for, excluding the fact that I’ve always had the negative assumption engrained in my mind that I’m horrible at math. I just never really put...
  27. L

    Looking for any advice!

    Maybe it's the stress of midterms and everything getting to me, but I was hoping if anyone out there would be willing to be objective and give me any advice if possible? I'm currently a 4th year student in a Canadian University majoring in Psychology (Honors BSc). It's been my goal to go to...
  28. J

    what are my chances in getting into 2020 fall cycle with these stats?

    I graduated may 2019 with a bio degree, my gpa at my college was a 3.38. Verfied ADEA with out +/- science GPA 3.04 verified adea with +/- a science GPA 2.99. Overall adea verified gpa was a 3.24. september DAT scores: orgo- 21 gen chem- 20 qr-14 PAT-15 Bio- 17 reading-19 ts=19 aa=18 I...
  29. L

    Barry University BMS Spring 2019

    Hey, I just recently got accepted to the barry university biomedical sciences program. I was wondering what to expect from the program and if anyone else is entering during the spring semester?
  30. docdew

    OMFS residency - Spectrum of program intensity/rigor?

    I am looking to get more of an idea about the spectrum of intensity/rigor of the existing OMFS residency programs out there. As a dental student, you hear things about the various reputations of these programs, but the info seems to be pretty limited and difficult to come by. For example, I've...
  31. ROGERxThat

    Please help me set up a plan for getting into Dental School...

    Hello, I’m new to the community, and I’m glad I’ve found this website!(: A little background information, I’ve graduated college with a degree in finance, worked for 5 months and did not enjoy it what so ever. I shadowed a family friend who is a dentist and I absolutely loved it! With that...
  32. D


    Hello to you all! I am a D1 and have a loupes fitting coming up soon. My school requires us to get loupes from 2 different vendors, surgitel and designs for visions. Just curious as to see what you guys recommend? Thank you!!
  33. C

    MD vs Comp Sci HELP

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
  34. C

    MD vs Comp Sci HELP!

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
  35. Zenm1986

    Question about pre-reqs being completed prior to app submission

    Hi folks, I've been a lurker for a few weeks, great deal of information and want to thank all of you for contributing and helping us pre-dentals in gaining knowledge about the process. I am currently finishing my undergrad, non-traditional student, former management professional; I was...
  36. P

    Do I really need shadowing hours? (Dental assistant)

    Hi y'all, Ive been a dental assistant for almost 4 years and I have my x-ray license. I hope to apply to dental school next cycle. I've noticed almost all schools require about 100 shadowing hours. Since I've been working for some time now, I think I have a pretty decent amount of...
  37. ToothJockey

    Why are Match rates so low in dentistry?

    Most specialties in dentistry hover around a 50-60% match rate. However in Medicine most specialties have 90%+ match rates, and even the toughest specialties such as Derm/Ortho/Neurosurg all have match rates 75%+. Med students make it seem as if specializing in Derm is almost impossible, you...
  38. N

    RHS Exam

    Hey, I plan on taking the RHS exam in the state of PA and was wondering about how long it took people to study for the exam? And any suggested books I could use to study with?
  39. 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.
  40. lifeofpaula

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

    Good luck to everyone! Link to interview prep: University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry Interview Feedback ----> Be sure to give feedback on your interview to help future applicants! Last year's thread: *** The Official UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 2023...