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    dental acitivities question

    hi so i have 2 BME projects i did for a class that i want to include in my activities section but im not sure where to place it. 1 was a year long medical device that me and a team made from start to finish and another was a bme related computer program to monitor cavity growth, does anyone know...
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    dat submission

    hi guys, so i am planning to take my dat july 7th or 8th but i am going to have the other aspects of my aadsas completed. Should I just submit and add my dat on later or wait for my dat before submitting it?
  3. Z

    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...
  4. A

    Boston OHS vs Barry MBS

    got into both programs, thoughts on which is better? Boston Oral Health Sciences Masters - 12 months, ~57k and 32 credits Barry University Masters in Biomedical sciences - 18 month track (could potentially finish by summer 2022), ~34k and 34 credits
  5. dentaldawg123

    New laptop for dental school

    Anyone know if the new M1 processors for the macbooks will work with Examplify??
  6. nydnarb

    High school student seeking classes advice

    Hello, I was hoping someone could please give me some insight on the types of classes that would prepare me for my pre dental future. (Note: I want to try to finish my undergrad as soon as possible. Some people I ask are saying that I should take a gap year and go to dental school in 2024, but I...
  7. 9ss

    Which graduate program is best for Dental anesthesiologists?

    Hi all! I'm looking at a couple of options to enhance my application for future cycles. It looks like many suggest SMP with a dental track or high matriculation into a dental school, but what about other programs. In the future, I would like to become a dental anesthesiologist. Going to an SMP...
  8. M

    Dental licensure in Texas

    For dental licensure in Texas after completing ADEX exam and dental school- Does anyone know whether the Perio scaling portion of ADEX is required for licensure in the state of Texas, or does the DSE OSCE fulfill this requirement? I ask because the CDCA website states that “perio is evaluated by...
  9. L

    I will graduate with roughly ~240k in debt. Federal or private loans?

    I start dental school this summer and calculated that I’ll graduate with ~240k in debt. Should I use federal loans, private or both? my plan is to use to Federal unsubsidized loans (20k yearly) and then the decision comes to either use the grad PLUS to cover the rest (tuition, living expenses...
  10. D

    Pediatric dental residency

    Hello all! I am currently a 3rd year dental student hoping to apply for pediatric residencies. Something I am mainly nervous about is knowing what to ask residency programs. I have a 30 minute meeting (in place of an externship because none are being offered right now) with a person in charge of...
  11. L

    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...
  12. M

    DAT Limbo

    Hi all, can you please advise me on my DAT score and whether I should retake? I just took it and the scores are: PA 19, QR 21, RC 19, BIO 22, GC 18, OC 21= TS 20, AA20 I finished undergrad (3.0) and just completed a post bac (4.0) => now my cGPA 3.26, sGPA 3.15, BCP 3.18, with post bac classes...
  13. DK2

    Relationships/Dating in Dental School

    Too many current dental school students and practicing dentists tell me that relationships (especially LDRs) and even marriages don't survive dental school. At this point I'm starting to think it's not so much a matter of "if", but more a matter of "when". I want to know what your all's...
  14. andrewkleypas

    Application advice

    Howdy y'all, I am currently an undergraduate senior at Texas A&M University. I am applying to dental school this semester. I have been working on my application for a while now and I am very close to being done. I am worried that I might not make it into dental school on my first try, thats...
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    Highlighting tool ??

    I am studying to take the dat and I’ve heard there is a new highlighting tool that can be used during the reading comprehension part of the exam. I was wondering if any of you had any input regarding this new tool. Was it easy to use? Did you find yourself wasting time? Was it actually helpful...
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    How shaky can my hands/fingers be before I have to worry about them affecting the physical examination in schools?

    Highschool senior here. Looking to start my pre-dental journey hopefully in September! I've been fascinated with dentistry ever since I met my dad's dentist. Sometimes he guides me through what he's doing, and that eventually evolved into my passionate curiosity and fascination with dentistry...
  17. D

    Letters of Recommendation

    Hi everyone! I can’t seem to find the answer to my question anywhere. I need two LORs from two science professors. I am already getting one from my orgo I professor. Would it be weird to get the second one from orgo II professor? Or gen chem professor? Should I ask another science class...
  18. L

    Do you need to have decent art skills to become a good dentist?

    Im starting dental school this year and am probably the least artsy person I know. I’m not very good at drawing and am kinda concerned that these lack of art skills may translate over to wax ups or other dental work. Is it possible to become a good dentist without being a good artist?
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    Chances of HPSP scholarship with asthma

    Hi all, I am a sophomore predental student who is hoping to apply to the HPSP scholarship for dental school. Ideally, I would like to serve with the Air Force but I recognize how competitive it is and am planning on applying to all three branches. I have been searching through forums and am...
  20. D

    Pediatric Dental Residencies

    Hello all! I am a D3 planning on applying for pediatric residency. I was wondering if anyone knows which pediatric residencies are considered the most competitive and which are considered less competitive? I've been trying to do research but I keep going in circles and was wondering. If anyone...
  21. S

    WAMC? When to take DAT?

    Hello, I am currently a junior majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and I am interested in going to dental school. My GPA is very low compared to others; my cGPA is 3.28 and my sGPA is 3.27. I don't have much volunteer hours in the dental field but I have been shadowing a dentist. My...
  22. C

    Colorblind oral Surgeon?

    Hello everyone! I have a mild form of deutan(red/green) color blindness. I was wondering if any of you know if oral surgery residencies test for color vision? oral surgery is very competitive, and I don't want to work so hard and spend so much time just to get disqualified because of something...
  23. paggal

    Anyone from USC willing to share their experiances?

    I wanted to know more about the curriculum and student life. (Especially about PBL and lectures) Will we still have lectures or is everything group based learning? I have heard rumors about people not passing board exams too!
  24. S

    WAMC Dental Schools... help!

    Date of submission: upcoming cycle Overall GPA: 3.81 Science GPA: 3.5 DAT score: AA 19, no section lower than 19 other than QR 17 State of Residence: West Virginia Undergrad Attended: WVU Major: Exercise Physiology, Health Professions Emphasis Minority? No Reapplicant? No Nontrad? Yes...
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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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    Chances of getting into dental school

    Hi guys, I am just posting to see what I need to do to strengthen my Dental application for this May. I don’t have that many volunteer hours (about20-30) and i have only been able to shadow an oral surgeon for 55 hours. I also am on the table tennis team at my university and a TA. I have called...
  27. D

    Colorado biomedical science masters degree

    I’m really interested in University of Northern Colorado Masters in Biomedical sciences. I was wondering if anyone had any information on the program like how many people get accepted to professional schools afterwards? What is the program like? How is the final test at the end and how did you...
  28. M

    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...
  29. J

    ADAT Knockout vs Crack the ADAT??

    Looking to take the ADAT this semester, but I keep seeing conflicting opinions about different studying materials. Anyone have any advice regarding ADAT knockout or crack the ADAT? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!
  30. J

    Dental COVID Complications

    Hey guys, first time poster here. I’m currently a pre-dental sophomore at a private college, and I’m finding it really hard to find dental opportunities. I switched last April to pre-dental from premed and kinda feel left behind. I currently have 40 hours of dental shadowing and 10~ hours of...
  31. A

    Temple (OOS) vs. VCU (OOS)

    Hey guys! I was lucky enough to get accepted into both Temple and VCU for dental school. I'm out of state for both schools and I'm having a lot of trouble trying to choose between the two. I enjoyed the interview for both schools, but I was only able to have an in person experience at VCU, so I...
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    Marquette (OOS) vs. Tufts

    Both are really great schools. I do not have a preference with location. (originally from New Jersey) *hope to specialize in the future Marquette (OOS) *cheaper by~ 250k *attended undergrad here If anyone could provide any feedback or personal experiences about either schools, that would be...
  33. L

    Is it possible to serve in the national guard/reserves and attend dental school?

    I’ve been in the military for 12 years and am currently serving in the national guard. I’ve recently been accepted to dental school and will start June 2021. I still have 4 more years left on my national guard contract and am starting to worry about how I’m going to manage going to drill...
  34. L

    How accurate are schools Cost of Attendance sheets?

    The schools I’m looking at have their cost of attendance being ~$250k for the 4 years of attendance. How close is this to reality? Would you say this is a good approximation of what I’ll graduate with I’m loan debt? cost of attendance= tuition + fees+ housing + living expenses, etc.
  35. P

    Advice for being waitlisted at multiple schools?

    Hi everyone! December 15th passed and I got put on the waitlist at two schools. I need advice on when to send a letter of intent. I am waiting on another school's decision (which would be my first choice and I already interviewed there), however I don't want to jeopardize a potential seat at...
  36. Tovbhk

    Is this considered Research?

    Hi, I just was wondering if someone could please explain to me if my experience qualifies as research (I find the term very confusing as to classifying what exactly was done), I had a chemistry teacher approach me and ask her to partner together and work on a research study where I basically...
  37. L

    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...
  38. 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?
  39. zEkii

    Pre-Dental Students Applying to Dental School ( Now or in the Future ) MUST READ!

    Hello Pre-Dents! It’s been awhile since I posted… But 4+ years ago, I was a pre-dental student applying to Dental School. At college there was always in-service to discuss about the MCAT or special post-bac programs for Medical students. But there wasn’t a DAT study course or anything to guide...
  40. dentaltab4life

    ไทย - Dental Accreditation in Thailand

    Are there any Thai dentists or Thai dental students on this International Dentist forum? I am looking for help in understanding and preparing for the accreditation process for overseas dentists seeking a license in Thailand. For context, I am a 2nd year dental student at a school in the US. I...