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    DAT Exam

    Hi, my test is in 4 weeks and 2 days. I've been getting anxiety with the date getting closer. I've been studying for 2 months now and finished my content review last week. My latest practice scores are 18 BIO, 21GCHEM, 20 PAT, 15 OCHEM (I took 3 other ptests before and was scoring 18-19, this...
  2. nakdolski

    Do I have a chance of getting into a Masters?

    Currently pursuing a CS major at a respected university (top 40) with 72 credits completed, I've had a change of heart towards dentistry. After 2+ years of mental health issues and acting like an idiot I’ve completely bombed my GPA.(2 flat) I’m currently in the middle of a 2 year leave of...
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    Pre Dental Major to RDH?

    If I am currently on a Pre-Dental track but interested in becoming a RDH, what is the best path I should go about this?
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    No interviews yet, do i have a chance?!!

    Hey everyone! I applied in middle of August to 12 schools and only heard back from one school rest still says recieved/under review. I know I applied a bit late but i am seeing people getting interviews who applied in august and i feel like schools have tossed my application in 'unsure' pile. Do...
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    Pass/ Fail for Biology

    Hello, I recently graduated from a university on the quarter system so I took three Bio courses to complete the bio requirements (BIO 1,2,3). For Bio 2 I ended up doing pass or no pass as at the time I had no intentions of going to dental school. I did this the quarter of spring 2020 which was...
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    Low GPA and Wrong major

    Hi, So I recently graduated undergrad with a 2.7 GPA, I had lots of issues in life happening which resulted in that. I want to go Dental but I’m not sure where to start. Should I go to CC, Masters Program, or Post-bacc program to get both pre-reqs and a higher GPA? If you have ANY advice at...
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    BS vs BA in Biology

    Hi All, I am a rising Junior and I need to decide whether I want to do a BA or BS in biology soon. My main problem with doing a BS in Biology is that it requires too many Science electives and this might lower my GPA. If I do a BA I can take other easier non science electives and pad my GPA...
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    PLEASE WAMC? Thank you!

    Date of submission: 06/03/23 Overall GPA: 3.70 Science GPA: 3.71 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.69 DAT score: 22 AA, 23 TS, 23 Bio, 22 Chem, 22 Orgo, 20 RC, 22 QR, 19 PAT State of Residence: Illinois Major: Biology Minority? No Reapplicant? No Nontrad? No Shadowing Experience: 300 hours with three...
  9. NerddNeckk

    WAMC (Red Flags)

    Date of submission: App Verified 06/24/2023 and Offical DAT Received 07/05/2023 Overall GPA: 3.91 Science GPA: 3.87 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.84 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 24AA, 22 TS, 19 PAT, 20 BIO, 22 GC, 26 OC, 30 RC, 23 QR State of Residence: California Undergrad Attended: CC...
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    ASDOH vs University of the Pacific

    BESIDES FOR WHICH SCHOOL IS CHEAPER, Which school has a better education that will produce better-trained and clinically confident doctors? Both schools do not have in-house residency programs, besides for orthodontics, so both send their clinically challenging cases to their D3 and D4 students...
  11. predental.Em


    Date of submission: Have not submitted, planning on submitting June 1, 2023 Overall GPA: 3.3 Science GPA: 3.4 Deleted. — School list: **** NEED SUGGESTIONS! UF NOVA Lecom midwestern az NYU
  12. Seldentaleli

    What are my chances? Low gpa, high post bacc

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    Pre Dental and foreign degree

    Hi guys! I have an associate degree in Engineering from Russia. Technically it's 120 credits, but in Russia, we have a different school/university system. The evaluation agency counted it as a 90 credits associate plus 30 credits from high school. I planning to apply to the pre-dental program...
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    Is the Army Medical Department message being heard?

    I'm a medical recruiter for the Army. I was wondering how many people know about this as a possibility. What have peoples experience been and so forth?
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    WAMC 2023-24 cycle

    Hi everyone! I am an international student planning to apply this cycle (June 2023). Our school's pre-health advisor asked me to think about the school list. I am aware that dental schools are usually tougher on international students so I plan to apply to around 15-18 schools. Suggestions on...
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    Army Dental Specialist

    Hi! I am currently a 68E (Army Dental Specialist) for the national guard, and for drills, I. basically assist a dentist in conducting brief dental exams on hundreds of soldiers one weekend a month. Will the weekend hours count toward my shadowing hours?
  17. predental.Em

    Withdraws and admission !!!

    Hi! I want to apply to dental school next cycle but I dropped out of nursing school and I have 10 w’s. I’m getting worried that my first year won’t allow me to be looked at further by dental schools. In that time I went to dental assisting school and realized how much I love it and want to...
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    Penn interview weird as hell

    Was talking to some friends about this. I don’t attend but interviewed within the last few years. During the scheduled “chat” with the admissions director he asked me if I had applied to another specific school…I said yes. He asked me if I liked the admissions process there — instinctually I...
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    Should I retake the DAT?

    Hi everyone, I took the DAT and didn't get what I was expecting. AA: 18 TS:18 PAT:21 RC: 16 QR:19 Bio: 18 Gen Chem: 15 Orgo: 21 I'm debating retaking the DAT because of the 15 in gen chem and 16 in RC. I was just wondering what your thoughts were and if you had any advice. I submitted June 21st...
  20. predentstudent6zo

    AADSAS Question: Should I submit my application early and update my experience section later?

    I qualify for financial aid on my ADEA AADSAS application. However, I would have to submit my application in 4 days, or I would lose the aid. I'm done with everything except for the experience section. I have a lot of ecs, shadow, volunteer, etc that will most likely require more time to be...
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    Can I get into dental school without committee letter?

    I’m getting my bachelor at FIU and is on the pre dental track. My institution is providing committee letter package but I can’t get one because I’m missing a non science LOR. Would that be a reg flag for dental school and decrease my chance of getting into one significantly?
  22. bitewing5053

    Where should I apply? Is 6 schools enough?

    Hi! I am applying to dental school this cycle and I really do not have the time or money to apply to like 10+ schools like a lot of my peers did. Am I ok with just applying with the few schools I have in mind now? What do you guys think? All my friends applied to like 7+ schools and it kind of...
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    Date of submission: next cycle Overall GPA: 3.5 Science GPA: 3.4 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.3 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 20AA State of Residence: North Dakota Undergrad Attended: University of North Dakota Major: Medical Lab Science Minor: Biology Minority NO, but Asian Reapplicant...
  24. lgk5x4

    MOSDOH waitlist/alternate list

    Does anyone know the difference between MOSDOH’s alternate vs waitlist? Any idea how they choose from each-any preference; like when do we hear back and how many are accepted per list? They seemed irritated when I called, so I didn’t get an answer!!
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    Applying late in the cycle?

    Hello! I originally planned on going to medical school but decided on dental after undergoing extensive dental work and being inspired by my dentist last year. This set me back as I planned on taking the MCAT this past summer but changed my plans. I don’t think I have time to study enough for...
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    Dental school pre-reqs: courses

    I thought I had all the course requirements understood and that I was almost done. I am just about finished w/ my Bio, Physics, gen chem, and Ochem lecture reqs, alongside 3 quarters of physics lab, and a 2 unit bio lab. Some schools will say " Ochem/Gen Chem/Bio with lab" and a total of 8-12...
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    AMA: D2 at Penn Dental

    Ask me anything! Finishing up my 1st semester of D2 year
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    Reapplying and Worried

    I will be reapplying to dental school during the 2022 cycle. Unfortunately, due to personal issues, my GPA has dropped and I have received some less than satisfactory grades in Microbiology and a few other classes. I plan to retake but I am still so worried. My stats: GPA: 3.2 (3.6 last...
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    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...
  30. Elder_Citrus

    Practical DAT Test Day Experience & Breakdown (23AA/22PAT/23TS) by a First-time (& Last-time) Taker

    Greetings fellow predental peeps of SDN. I have been a long-time lurker on this forum since the very day I signed up for the DAT. I wrote my exam about a month ago and I was quite happy about the result: AA 23, PAT 22, TS 23, BIO 23, GC 28, OC 20, RC 21, QR 23 Prep time: 2 months 13 days...
  31. Het.mehta

    Can I get into a good dental school or even a dental school?

    3.58 cuml. GPA, 3.37 sGPA. I have 4 publications as a first/second author, but also did get a C/ in Org Chem1/2. I have good shadowing hours and letters of rec, and volunteering.
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    Hey everyone, I have yet to receive a single interview from any of the dental schools I have applied to. I just want to get someone else’s opinion on my chances since I’m in panic mode. School List: Harvard submitted June 26 UCLA submitted June 26 UCSF - rejected sept 1 WesternU- submitted...
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    Should I Study 6 months for the DAT while in school?

    Hi everyone, I was thinking of studying for the DAT using DATbooster for the next 6 months. I am currently a full time student. I plan on studying 1-2 hours a day while I am in school for the next 3 months to get a feel for the material. Then, when winter break comes around, I will be studying...
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    WAMC Looking for some direction

    Date of submission: 09/07/2021 Overall GPA: 3.3 Science GPA: 3.0 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 18 AA, 17 Bio, 14 Orgo, 13 Gen chem, 15TS 28 RC, 18 QR, 19 PAT State of Residence: VA Major: Global Health Minority? Yes, Middle Eastern Reapplicant? No Shadowing Experience: 450...
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  37. artist2022

    Official Convention/Interview Prep/Shadow/Pre-Dental Day/Program/Event Thread

    Hey guys, I think it would be a great idea to post about the events that are going on at different schools so that people are informed and can attend! These can include things like interview prep days, shadow/visit days, preview days, pre-dental days, etc. These can also include things hosted...
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    WAMC- low undergrad gpa, ongoing masters

    Date of submission: Mid-June Overall GPA- Undergrad: 3.0 Science GPA- Undergrad: 2.9 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.3 Masters GPA (ongoing)- 3.6 (will most likely end with a 3.7) DAT score (include AA and all sections): 22AA, 20TS, 22 PAT, 21 GCHEM, 19 BIO, 24 QR, 24 RC, 21 OCHEM State of Residence...
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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...