1. D


    Suggested information to include when creating a WAMC thread are as follows: Date of submission: Planning on May 30, 2023 Overall GPA: 3.93 Science GPA: 3.90 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.88 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 24 AA/ 22 TS/ 23 PAT/ 23 QR/ 26 RC/ 19 BIO (sad)/ 27 GC/ 25 OC State...
  2. T

    What Are My Chances?

    REALLY just trying to see where to improve on my application. Any insight from you guys would be much appreciated. Date of submission: 5/30/2023 (Hopefully!) Overall GPA: 3.91 Science GPA: 3.89 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.8 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 21 AA 22 TS 23 PAT 26 Gen...
  3. Lauren Berard

    Periodontics AAP Programs

    Hello! I am a rising D3 student and have been trying to research AAP programs but some information has been very difficult to find. Are there any current dental students going through the match process or residents that can offer insight on types of programs (school based vs. hospital) and...
  4. Z

    Dental Post-Bacc

    Hello! I've applied for the 2023 dental school cycle and got waitlisted. I'm trying to figure out what I should do if I don't make it in, and what I heard is that some reapply after doing post-bacc. I wanted to ask what should reapplicants do to prepare for the next cycle? Would the best option...
  5. H

    What is the estimated average debt for private schools if I were to apply next year?

    Im in-state california. I'm hoping to apply to UCLA/UCSF next year because it's cheaper but they're also very competitive, so I was wondering, assuming I have to head towards privates, what would be the average debt since tuitions increase every year? Would it be possible to have 200-300k debt...
  6. toothfairy1357

    Stony Brook Dental vs Touro Dental

    Looking for input from current students at either Touro or Stony: They both would be around the same cost since I would be commuting to Touro, and I like how Touro has state of the art digital dentistry and brand new equipment, as well as being close to home surrounded by friends and family...
  7. P

    BU or Tufts

    Tuition is same I know dental school is hard but looking for a school that supports you if you are struggling and won’t just fail you Looking into a less hand skilled focused speciality bc of age so dental anesthesiology, dental radiology, dental public health, dental pathology
  8. T

    DAT Retake: Round 3

    Hello - I am a current dental hygienist who plans to take the DAT for a third time, in hopes of enrolling into dental school this summer. I have a 3.5 GPA, a BA in biology (graduated 2015) and a BA in dental hygiene. I spent roughly 4 months with DAT Bootcamp to prepare for my first attempt and...
  9. C

    OT or Dentistry

    I wanted to post in this particular thread because I wanted to get a better understanding and behind the scenes of what a dentist has to deal with in regards to finances, owning a practice (if you have one), being an associate, etc. Just for a little context, I have been practicing dental...
  10. rcbjooon

    Buying a house, a practice, and paying off school debt — losing sleep. How?

    Optimistically please, How does a future pediatric dentist pay for a home, a practice, and pay off $500,000 worth of school loans in Texas? Is it doable? What am I missing here? No family and young. Will I ever be able to have the lifestyle where I am able to have financial independence? The...
  11. N

    Army Army 1-year AEGD results?

    Hello! I’m a 4th year army HPSP student and have begun seeing people posting on social media that they’ve been selected for the AEGD and already know where their residency location is going to be. Should I be worried if I haven’t heard anything yet? And should I expect an email stating whether...
  12. S

    Taking Dental Pre-Reqs During the Summer

    Hi, I am planning on taking Calculus 1&2 and Physics 1&2 (without lab) during the summer. I was wondering if these courses would factor into my GPA when I apply to dental school? And would dental schools think I am taking a shortcut by taking classes at a less prestigious school than my current...
  13. D

    Can I apply now? (first year masters student)

    I'm a first year grad student, started this fall semester (Sept). The dental cycle is opened, and I do not know if I am allowed/can apply now even though my first semester grades will be released in December (after my final exam grades are posted). I also took my DAT last year.
  14. P

    Can I get into at least 1? (Low GPA, Average DAT)

    Date of submission: 6/1 Overall GPA: 3.29 Science GPA: 3.0 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.0 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 20 AA/21 TS/17 PAT - 22 OC/21 BIO/20 GC/21 RQ/17 PAT/16 QR State of Residence: PA Undergrad Attended: small, rigorous liberal arts school Major: Neuroscience Minor...
  15. F

    Score Breakdown of my DAT (May 2022, 23AA)

    Hi guys!! I just finished my junior year of undergrad. I took my DAT in May of 2022 after about 8 months of really discontinuous studying. I used multiple resources, but only parts of each so don’t feel like you need to purchase everything you see below. Because I took it immediately after the...
  16. 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...
  17. D

    NYU masters in biology (oral track) fall 2022

    Has anybody applied to this program? Or has any information on it?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
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    **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!
  25. 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
  26. D

    Any ideas as to why dentistry has dropped so much in the rankings? 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.
  27. 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...
  28. D

    Is being a dentist really that bad? 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...
  29. 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!
  30. 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...
  31. D

    AMA: D2 at Penn Dental

    Ask me anything! Finishing up my 1st semester of D2 year
  32. D

    ADEX help

  33. 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...
  34. mattpobrien4


  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. L

    TMDSAS notification

    Does anyone know where TMDSAS will notify us if we are accepted/denied?
  39. 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...
  40. paggarwal