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  1. Dr_Dentist

    The Rheostat

    Hello everyone, I am currently a D1. Pertaining to the rheostat, I know pretty much everyone uses their toe side to control the speed of the hand piece/burr. I was having trouble with that at first and observed a few older students using their heel. Using my heel on the rheostat works better...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    RESTORATIVE DENTISTS: What are some things you wish your specialist colleagues knew?

    Hi, I'm a prosthodontics resident and I'm preparing for an interdisciplinary presentation to future endodontists, periodontists, and orthodontists. I'm trying to develop guidelines that specialists can follow to help guide them through treatment with the restorative goal in mind. Ever refer a...
  5. 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...
  6. D

    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...
  7. TikiTorches

    Covid and dentistry business

    How has covid affected dentists businesses? Some offices near me were closed for two months. Not sure if they paid their staff during this time. Are dentists hurting financially?
  8. bentley13

    Lab Fees and Income Structure as Associate

    Hi SDN! I’ve been offered a couple associate contracts and both have indicated that I would be responsible for 100% of lab fees. Is this standard? It seems odd to me that this expense would fall on the associate. Obviously a lot of whether this is fair to the associate or not depends on how...
  9. 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...
  10. P

    Dental Life Style

    Hi, I am thinking about dentistry, but I would like to know more about this industry. I have shadowed several general dentists and dental specialists, but I would like to know more. 1. Do dentists have health insurance themselves? (They don't have dental coverage themselves? If they really...
  11. M

    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...
  12. P

    Any dentists with scoliosis?

    Just wondering if any working dentists here have scoliosis, and if it influences your work at all? I am 25 y/o pre-dental student with a 25 degree curvature in my upper spine. My doctor didn't seem concerned with it. Just curious to know if any actual dentists here have scoliosis and how you...
  13. I

    [PRE-Dental, Please Read - What is your advice? -

    I have a bachelors of science degree in biology. I have an overall undergrad GPA of 3.0 and Science GPA of 2.79. I am retaking my DAT. Based on DAT simulator practice tests, I have been getting 19 to 21 AA. Please list as many dental schools as possible that you think I have even the slightest...
  14. rcollinb

    WAMC after my masters and DAT retake?

    Date of submission: June 20, 2020 for this cycle, and in May for 2021 (the 2021 cycle will be my best shot out of the two cycles) Overall GPA: 3.13 Science GPA: 2.84 (11 hours of A's to bring it up to a 3.00) Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 2.81 (11 hours of A's to bring it up to 3.00) DAT score (include...
  15. rcollinb

    Has anybody been accepted/interviewed at MeHarry that did NOT take quantitative analysis? School suggestions would be helpful too.

    Hello folks, I am an applicant deciding on schools to apply to this cycle, and saw that MeHarry requires (urges?) applicants to take quantitative analysis. I have tried searching for this topic, and can not find any posts or website saying that it is strictly required. Also, knowing my...
  16. P

    dental school

  17. 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...
  18. Saint Richie

    EU Dental Licensing Laws

    Hey guys, so I tried doing my own research online but have come short of any useful information. I'm currently a dental student in the US working at getting my license in the US. I'm also a dual citizen of Italy. I know that US law does not allow foreign dentists to practice there, and the EU...
  19. D

    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...
  20. 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...
  21. rcollinb

    Brown University Gateway - Medical Sciences Graduate Program

    Hi folks, I am actually pre-dental, but figured this would be more relevant here. I am applying to the Warren Alpert Gateway program for Medical Sciences at Brown University. The application is due mid May, but the program does not start until mid to late July. Would I have to be completely...
  22. S

    anyone looking to take over dental business in chinatown nyc?

    This is in downtown Manhattan NYC. There's a prominent and prestigious, highly successful general dental business that has been in practice for over 19 years in highly sought after location now for sale or partnership. Lease and equipment is included in the asking price of 148,000, which is for...
  23. 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...
  24. dentaldawg123

    Contacting schools for unofficial DAT scores // Help contacting Touro

    Hi all! Do you guys know if we can contact schools and ask if they accept looking at unofficial DAT scores before its verified? Also I tried contacting Touro over the phones and it seemed as if their phone line did not work. Then I tried emailing them and they have not responded in weeks. Anyone...
  25. Kobethegoat24

    Really need help with dental school list?

    My stats: GPA: 3.88 DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 18 PAT (unfortunately also 16 QR) URM Volunteering: about 54 hours Shadowing: about 52 hours Virginia resident After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to wait until July to...
  26. S

    Leaving computer science for dentistry?

    Hey everyone! Currently a freshman at UCSD, majoring in computer science. I've always struggled when people asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Medicine, finance, computer science all interest me. Never had any die-hard passion, but I've been always been open to the many possibilities...
  27. C

    Revalidation by AEGD

    I Know that some American States accepts to licence with AGDE course. Is this way, a good way to work in USA like dentist? Can I make AEGD in some State and work in another one?
  28. B


    Hello! Is there any posible way to volunteering in dental clinic in the US like an international dental student who wants to enter in dental school for the 2 year program after graduation in my home country ? And most important-will that increase my chances to get applied in a dental school...
  29. B

    Volunteering dentist

    Hello. I would like to ask you like an international dental student who wants to continue his education in the US and get license there after graduationin my home country is it a good idea to go in Egypt through AIESEC and volunteering there for 45 days in dental clinic, and get a certificate...
  30. M

    Finance/Oil and Gas Dentist? Red Flags?

    Alright SDN I want to hear your thoughts. I am now a graduating senior at an above average state school. During my freshman year I kept getting in trouble with my school in the dorms. I was caught twice in the dorms with alcohol and received an MIP. I was also caught and arrested with a...
  31. B

    Better profile

    Hello. What I have to do to make my profile better and with bigger chances to accept me for the application to the dental schools for international dentists in USA ? Thanks
  32. B

    GPA for dentists ???

    Which dental schools do not require gpa for international trained dentists ? Or we dont need it at all ?
  33. B


    Hello. Like an international trained dentist who wants to practice in the US should I give the ADAT when I want to apply in dental school or its not required.
  34. TheSweetTooth

    VCU SAEP 2019

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to create a thread on the current VCU SAEP program cycle since the deadline for early decision just passed. Also, if anyone has already been through this program, would you recommend it? There isn't that much information on it online so I just want to make sure that I...
  35. M

    Do I have cavities?

    I apologize if this is out of place in this forum- but I’m new to this- and I don’t know another place where there are so many dentists/dental students that can give their input. I’m used to having good dental hygeine. I’m 19 and (apparently, up until now) have never had a cavity. I floss...
  36. whatisit350

    learning about the business side of dentistry while in school

    hey guys, D1 here. just wondering, how are y'all learning about the business side of dentistry? as we all know, dental school teaches us about dentistry, which is totally fair. however, being a good and successful dentist requires us to know a lot about business too. i know i could work for a...
  37. S

    Disposable Surgical Instruments

    Which disposable surgical instruments / tools are used by Dentists and Orthodontists for daily use or Oral Surgery?
  38. Dustyrose96

    Typical Day of a Dentist

    Just out of curiosity, typically how many patients do dentists who own a private practice usually see? I am working for a dentist who sees a patient every half hour from 8 am to 6 pm and wanted to know about the experiences of anyone else who has volunteered or worked for a dentist. A little...
  39. rcollinb

    My last final is May 10th, and I want to take my DAT and apply. Is that possible?

    My last final of Spring 2019 is May 10th. I want to take my DAT and apply that cycle. Is that possible? Would I have time to study and have the DAT and application processed before it would be too late? Having the DAT taken and application done before August is ideal, but that is why I am asking...
  40. emlady09

    Survey of mental health among health professionals.

    Edited to state the survey is still open! I invite you to participate in this survey; an academic research study conducted by Erica M. Asencio under the supervision of Dr. Robert LaChausse through the College of Health Science at California Baptist University. The study is driven by the...