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  1. M

    Would I Enjoy Being a Dentist?

    Would I Enjoy Being a Dentist? I recently was accepted to a dental school and I estimated my total cost of attendance to be $230K. I know what you’re probably thinking… if I’m questioning this, I should run away from this field. The thing is, I realistically don’t see myself doing anything...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    SPEP Collegiate II Texas A&M / TAMU Dentistry 2022-2023

    Hey everyone! I see there's no thread for this year's SPEP Program so I made one!
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  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. D

    Dentistry vs CRNA

    I am in a tough position. I currently have offers to start dental school this fall. The one I’m looking at going to is gonna cost me a total of about $250K in loans. For 3 years now I’ve envisioned myself as a dentist and figured it was the best thing for me, but after shadowing some more, I’ve...
  10. 1004jelly

    UPenn vs. Columbia

    Hello there! I was grateful enough to gain acceptance to multiple dental schools, but I am currently trying to choose between 2 schools, Columbia and UPenn. I know cost is going to be a huge factor, but I personally plan on leavingg my current state so in-state tuition doesn't really matter to...
  11. amirmo

    Bleaching after Microabrasion

    Hi everyone I have read in a couple of articles that bleaching after microabrasion can facilitate a better result, especially for fluorosis cases. But can anyone help me understand the time gap between these two procedures? Can you perform in-office or home office bleaching right away or you...
  12. 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...
  13. D

    Stuck between periodontist and Oral Surgery and job security

    I'm stuck and in dire need of advice. SDN might not be the place to get it but will try anyways. I was set on OS because I enjoy surgery and I even took the CBSE. Planned on retaking but im still on the fence. The more I looked at OS the more I realized that I really didnt want to do the 4...
  14. H

    VA Voc Rehab - Has anyone has trouble with a counsilor approving dentistry (Or another career field) because of VA rated disabilities?

    I know there are endless Voc Rehab threads, but I haven't found anything specific to my issue. I am starting first year dental student and I applied for voc rehab for dental school. I was found entitled to voc rehab but my councilor is denying approval for dentistry because I have a back and...
  15. N

    Waitlist at Tufts (Dental)

    So I’m looking for some advice from former/current Tufts dental students (especially waitlisted applicants). I interviewed back on February 25 and was waitlisted March 5. I haven’t received any responses to my emails directly from the director of admissions. Do I still have a chance to get in or...
  16. D

    AEGD or GPR in Chicago

    Hello SDN, I am a current D3 and debating on doing an AEGD or GPR to gain more experience implant placement and IV Sedation. I am really interesting in these areas and would like to do them in the future as a general dentist. I was wondering if any programs in Chicago are good in these areas...
  17. W

    Questioning Pursuing Dentistry...

    Hello! I’m a senior in undergrad and have everything set to apply to dental school. However, due to COVID I didn’t start actually shadowing until recently. I find dentistry very boring. The first few days I came in I was kind of interested in what all the dentists were doing, but now that I’m...
  18. D

    Pediatric dental residency

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  19. N

    OMFS externships

    I am an international BDS student from the UK, and I am planning to move to Canada after graduation and clear the NDEB. I definitely want to specialise and I am aware my journey towards becoming an OMFS is going to be almost impossible, but I want to to as many externships as I can and be the...
  20. F

    2021-2022 Texas A&M Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program

    Hello everyone! I didn’t see a thread for this year’s TAMCOD PBP application cycle. So here’s a thread for everyone. Good luck!
  21. 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...
  22. B

    Pre-med volunteering in a dental public health lab

    Hi everyone, I'm a junior who recently started volunteering in a lab associated with my university's dental school. I reached out to them mainly because I saw that they were looking for Spanish speakers, and since I spent 9 months learning Spanish during my gap year, I thought it would be a...
  23. 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?
  24. 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...
  25. C

    WAMC? Any suggestions for dental schools as an international student??

    Hey everyone! I'd love to know your opinion on my chances as an international student and what you think of my school list? Thanks for spending the time reading this! Date of submission: 7/9/2020 Overall GPA: 4.0 Science GPA: 4.0 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 4.0 DAT score (include AA and all...
  26. bangity

    Virtual Reality in Medicine and Surgery (Free Educational VR360 Resources)

    Hi all, My name is Bang Quach. I am a 4th year Oral & Maxillofacial resident at University of Florida-Jacksonville. The VRiMS is a new training program for residents/trainees that utilize VR Headsets (360 videos) recorded using the Insta360 camera, using YouTube as a host, and viewed using the...
  27. D1Bound

    Dental student interaction with Medical student

    So it seems like in undergrad every pre med student I met said something along the lines of "I couldn't deal with mouths that's gross" or "dentistry is boring" whenever I stated I was interested in dentistry. Let's ignore the fact that medicine involves rectal exams and many "gross" things. It's...
  28. G

    HPSP & Relinquishing Disability Rating??!!

    Hello SDN, I am currently in undergrad, but will graduate in Spring 2021. I am looking to pursue a career in dentistry. As such, I have been in contact with the local recruiter regarding HPSP. I hope someone can provide some insight on what he is relaying to me. The recruiter is telling me...
  29. C

    Career advice

    Hey guys. So up until now I was pursuing medicine. After a rigorous SMP and a gap year, I have been reconsidering it. I realized that although I want a job where I can work with people, use science, and be my own boss, the inherit extremely high level of stress in medical education and as a...
  30. B

    Accreditation dyploma in Canada

    Hello everyone , I hope all of you staying safe at this hard time. I’m graduating dental faculty this year , and I want move to Canada . 1) Do I need residency for 2 years or I just need dyploma? 2) what material you was studying when you prepare for AFK exam and where I can take it? 3) Do I...
  31. C

    Trying to Get Pre-Reqs Done; Military Dental Assistant

    Hello! I am currently working as a dental assistant for the US Air Force overseas. I am trying to get as many prerequisite classes completed as possible with my time over here. (I have about 2.5 years let over seas, and another 4 + in the military.) I already have some college courses under my...
  32. queenofthenorth

    NYU vs. UB (OOS)

    University of Buffalo Pros: - Cheaper than NYU - New facilities - Low rent - in-state tuition after a year I think? Cons: - Cold! - the city compared to nyc NYU Pros: - NYC; I've always wanted to live in a big city and a lot of my friends live there currently Cons: -EXPENSIVE -large...
  33. D

    Michigan (OOS) vs. Marquette (OOS)

    School 1: University of Michigan School of Dentistry ** Both have very similarly priced tuition and COA** Pros: - Very good reputation - Close to Detroit - New clinic starting 2022, which is perfect for class of 2024 bc thats when we start seeing patients - Has OMFS Cons: - Farther from...
  34. 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...
  35. W

    Can MEPS check RX drugs?

    I’m applying for the Army HPSP scholarship for dental school, and I had previously taken Adderall for ADHD. I told my Physician to not fill it anymore, but from what I’ve read, you need to be off of it for a year. I haven’t been taking it for about 3 months. Can MEPS check the current or past...
  36. B

    Canadian Pre-Dental Student

    Hello everyone! I’m currently a sophomore at a Canadian university and I have been researching the various dental schools in the US. Since it’s extremely competitive to get admission in a Canadian dental school, going to the States for education will likely be my backup. Honestly, I would prefer...
  37. S

    Free DAT Practice Test through 'March 2 Success' (Peterson's DAT) - Anyone Taken This??

    Has anyone used the free DAT given by "Peterson's" through "March 2 Success"? My pre-health advisor at my University recommended it to me, but I can not seem to find ANY information about other students using it. It would help if I could gauge my scores against other students', because the test...
  38. K

    PreDental Coaching/Advising

    It has been a long time since I have been on SDN, but I remember it well since it's a great place to find general advice on how to get into dental school or a variety of other professional programs. My name is Zack Neitzey DMD. I graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2017. For three...
  39. AlexisT

    Marquette University Post-Bacc BMPD 2019-2020

    Hey! Starting this thread since there isn’t one yet.
  40. Itsnotludwigs

    Best Cosmetic Dentistry CE Courses?

    I'm a current dental student interested in gaining further certification/specialization/training in cosmetics. Can anyone recommend which are the best CE courses to enroll in? Any other advice for a future dentist aspiring to focus on cosmetics?
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