1. 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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. T

    Marquette University Post-Bacc BMPD 2019-2020

    Hey! Starting this thread since there isn’t one yet.
  11. docdew

    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?
  12. FruitCanal

    Medical Scribe - How to frame on an application?

    I should start by saying I did not switch to dental because it was an "easier path"! I just found that medicine wasn't for me... after starting my scribing position. However, I still need the money and I want to be able to use the time I've spent here in my application if possible. I am also...
  13. Biggytooth

    Is Corporate Dentistry Less of a Threat to the Specialties?

    Hey all, I am in the midst of determining what dental school I will be able to attend this coming fall. I have an offer of admission from an expensive private school and am still praying to get into my state school. The entire situation has me thinking about my future quite a bit, as well as...
  14. NorthernMEd

    NHSC Students to Service

    Wondering if anyone from past years know when they usually inform applicants if they received this or not? Or has anyone who has applied heard anything yet. My application just says in review. I know it says on the website that they will tell you by February 28th at the latest but hoping to hear...
  15. ComDest

    Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry Interview/Acceptance: Class of 2023

    Hello everyone, As of January 24th, 2019 I got the mind-blowing offer to interview at the Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'm scheduled to interview on the 11th of February. I'm super excited to go and see what Halifax has to offer. I am from the U.S., so...
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    Hey guys I got accepted into school that both offer the DDS-MBA program. Still debating which one to go to, lol. I was just wondering if you guys think that getting the DDS-MBA degree is worth it and do you guys know what else I can get into with that kind of degree?? Thanks
  17. 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...
  18. R

    Best job opportunity for upcoming applicants?

    Hey all, hopefully someone out there has been in a similar situation and has some helpful suggestions. I've recently finished the DAT and scored pretty well, but with a subpar GPA, I still need more extracurriculars in order to become a more competitive applicant. I definitely plan on getting...
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  20. Hales124

    What are my chances?

    Date of submission: Next cycle asap Overall GPA: 4.0 (after grades this semester may be a ~3.97) Science GPA: 4.0 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 4.0 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 21AA, 19PAT, 24 RC, 23 QR, 19TS State of Residence: Florida -- APPLYING TO LECOM, NOVA, UF (specifically what is...
  21. Sortie

    What kind of jobs can you get with a DDS/DMD outside of practicing dentistry?

    For example, can you work in a corporation (Straumann, P&G, etc.), while still using some of your knowledge and experience in dentistry/medicine? I was just wanting to know some of the other possible options with a DDS/DMD outside of practicing dentistry and its specialties. The only equivalent...
  22. UBC Dentistry

    Academic Institution UBC DMD Program Accepting International Applications

    The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, is pleased to announce its DMD Program is now open to international candidates (non-Canadian citizen/PR applicants). Leading to a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, the four-year program employs an innovative...
  23. F

    UCLA AEGD Westwood Overview?

    hi guys I’m an international dentist and I was keen to apply for the aegd we stood UCLA. However I understand for a non coda grad it’s pretty competitive. However what’s the overview by on the ACT AEGD programme that the dept also offers? Is it worth the money to pursue it? I’m interested in...
  24. S


    Hey Guys... I need some honest opinion here. I am going to apply in the next cycle in June 2019. I have a Canadian transfer (2 years) of 2.6 GPA 58 credits) and I am in a Washington University for 3 years (with 3.97 GPA with 89 credits). (I'm a WA resident) The average two GPA: 3.5 +/- a little...
  25. S

    Dental Hygienist to Dental School?

    Hey everyone. I was just wondering if it is at all possible to go from Dental Hygiene program straight into a dental school? I am asking this because my undergraduate grade is not great (2.8ish out of 4.0) and I dont know if there are any schools that would even look at my application with that...
  26. V

    Will I have a shot at any 6yr OMFS program?

    Hi all, I am studying for the CBSE right now, plan to take it in February but really distraught because I have seen a few posts regarding the importance of an undergraduate GPA for acceptance into a 6 year program. My undergrad performance was, by no means, stellar (~3.3 if you don't...
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    Dalhousie Dentistry Interviews

  28. J

    Creighton Pre-dent post bach program

    Does anyone know how many applicants apply to Creighton's dental post-baccalaureate program? I saw on their site that they accept 7 students into the program but I am wondering how many apply for it, to better understand the chances of getting into it. Thanks
  29. enidandds

    ***The Official University of Oklahoma COD Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

    Link to interview prep: University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry Interview Feedback ----> Be sure to give feedback on your interview to help future applicants! :) *edited by staff to include link to interview feedback
  30. smiledoc1

    ADA practice tests: Where is the 2009 DAT?

    Hi all, so every thread and their mother says that the 2009 exam is the best predictor of your actual DAT. My test is in a little over a week and I was looking forward to taking the exam a couple days before to see where I stood. Can anyone provide/email me a link or pdf to the 2009 practice...
  31. JackM255

    Studying for the DAT in a short period of time

    Hey guys, So I am currently in the process of studying for the DAT. To preface my question, I have taken the DAT before and studied roughly 3 months in advance. Unfortunately I did not get the score I was hoping for and was below the average admitted score. I am curious if it is "acceptable" or...
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    ROAD Specialties vs Dentistry

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I wanted to learn some more on the ROAD specialties. Currently in undergrad and a pre-dent, but I just wanna explore my options and see how green the grass is on the other side. I was going for dentistry due to the autonomy, business opportunities...
  33. D

    Non-clinical dentist jobs?

    I’ve seen a few postings that mention non-clinical dentist jobs but nothing specific. Can anyone share some light on the topic?
  34. itsmekook

    After graduation timeline

    So I'm D3 and wondering what's the timeline is like after graduation. May - graduation BOLC? when? After BOLC - i have family, so I'm wondering if how long we get to move to first duty station? - is it going to different if I go to AEGD? Thanks in advance!
  35. D

    Finished with first semester of dental school. Near a psychological breakdown. Need Help :(

    Hey everyone! I'm an international dental student in a direct entry program (Im currently 19). I just finished with my first semester of dental school and unfortunately its been a real beatdown on me. I feel like since my mid-sem ive started losing sight of the big picture and why I decided to...

    EU dentist -where can I practice outside the EU?

    Hi. I'm a 4th year dentistry student (in Europe). Can somebody tell me where can you practice dentistry outside the Europe ,after graduation -I'm interested about United States. -I ve read online that the only way to practice dentistry in US is to complete an international dental program there...
  37. D

    Canadian Student Applying to AUS Schools

    I have my BSc degree in biology and Im in my first year of dental hygiene... took the DAT twice, my DAT scores weren't the best but they weren't bad 21 was my highest and 17 being my lowest mark avg was 19. Tried applying to Canadian dental schools and got the interview for Dalhousie Dental...
  38. W

    ***The Official University of Minnesota Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

    Good luck! Link to interview prep: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Interview Feedback ----> Be sure to give feedback on your interview to help future applicants! :) *edited by staff to include link to interview feedback
  39. bcsuccess

    Dental Business Question (Multiple Practices With Associates)

    Hey Everyone, Just wanted to ask a question about private practice in dentistry. I want to be an orthodontist hands down, because I like how they operate. Straightening other people's teeth by aligning brackets and other things, but having a staff that does basically all of the hands on work...
  40. I

    bme student-->dental school

    Hi, So i'm a 2nd year biomedical engineering student (starting my 3rd year now) who doesn't really have the strongest gpa (2.9ish) at the moment because of the difficult classes that are required for my major (mechanical,electrical engineering). I have a health internship under my belt and a...