pre dental

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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...
  2. baigern

    2020-2021 Texas A&M Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program

    Didn't see a thread for this year's TAMCOD PBP application cycle so here's a thread for everyone that applied. Good luck to everyone applying!
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    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...
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    Advice on starting a DAT prep

    Im planning on taking the DAT in April 2020 and will be prepping with DATDestroyer, Feralis notes, Dr. Romano's Dynamite bio review, DAT Bootcamp, and PAT Booster. Im a little unsure on how to begin studying for the DAT with the vast amount of information that is covered on it. Would it be wise...
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    Did not mean to post

    Hello! I am finishing my last year of undergrad and just took my DAT. Here is my report PAT: 26 AA: 19
  6. liquidsnaken7

    Former Military Officer changing career to Dentistry

    I would like to get an idea of how I should pursue my next course of action. I have always wanted to go into Dentistry, but as a first generation student, I didn't have much guidance. The only way to pay for college was to join to Military; additionally, I majored in non-science degree and...
  7. rpsb16

    When to take the DAT/ Life Advice- VERY Complicated Case

    Ok so i'll try to make this as short as possible. My overall gpa is 2.69, and I am in second year university with a bit less than half of my courses completed in my degree (took a bit less than a full course load these two years) . I have been getting almost all A's so far in second year (just...
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    Going on vacation... Can I visit a nearby dental school?

    I'm from the east coast and I'm traveling to LA for spring break. I was curious if it was appropriate to call a school and ask if I could visit while I'm on my trip? Not sure if it's ok to ask to meet with someone to review my application before applying this cycle, or if I should ask for a...
  9. ThatoneKorean

    Low uGPA, relatively high gGPA and DAT, and good LoR + EC

    Hi as the title says I have a low overall uGPA ( 2.86 ) but an above average gGPA ( 3.66, I am assuming it's above average since my Grad director said the average GPA is 3.4-3.5 ) and DAT ( 22 ). Other thing to mention is that I have an upward undergrad trend ( 1.86 in my Freshman year to a 3.52...
  10. Rick Harrison

    Organic Chemistry in the Summer?

    Hey everyone, I am a freshman attending a small university with about 2,000 students and so far I don't like my school at all. I haven't found any clubs I am interested in and I can't relate to many of the students here because a large majority only came to school for athletics. Because my...
  11. rpsb16

    Destined for Failure ? Being Naive? Or just Ignorant towards Reality?

    Ok. long story short. Im a Canadian in 2nd year university, currently trying to offset 4 C+'s , 1 C , 1 D+ from first year . In second year now , i got 2 B+'s, and 4 A's so far. NOW, I calculated my maximum gpa and i can only get a 7.8/9 scale (which is 3.8). I know all of the Cutoffs in canada...
  12. Biggytooth

    Do Schools Usually Formally Reject You or Leave You 'Under Review"

    Hey people, Do most dental programs formally reject people they aren't interested in? Or do the vast majority just leave you 'under review' until the cycle is over? Thanks
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    Applying to dental school

    Hi all, I recently made the switch from pharmacy to dentistry. I did not make the switch over night, I had this gut feeling pharmacy wasn’t for me. I had a lot of doubts with pharmacy but when dentistry was brought to me i was very intrigued. So I have shadowed dentists and I truly believe this...
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    I'm an average/below average pre dental student, what are my chances this cycle?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior biology major and in need of advice here. I hope to apply early in the 2019-2020 cycle; the second week of June to be exact. I'm worried that my application is weak, here are my stats: science GPA: 3.37 Overall GPA: 3.54 DAT score: Have not taken it yet, I...
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    Chances of being admitted to dental school

    Hi everyone, I could really use some feedback concerning my chances of being accepted into dental school. I am currently a senior studying Biopsychology at the University of Virginia. I didn't know what I wanted to do for a while and thus didn't take any science classes my first year. I was...
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    What are my chances with these stats?

    Hello! Very common question, but I'm trying to get all the help I can get! I'm currently a junior at Pitt planning on applying the upcoming cycle. Major: Natural Sciences, Minor: Spanish GPAs: 3.4 oGPA and 3.3 sGPA DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 22 PAT Some important EC: ~250 hrs of dental assisting...
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    Low GPA, haven't taken the DAT yet

    Hey guys, I'm like...really really I'm almost ready to give up. I've had a hard time at college. Depression and anxiety have held me back a lot from even getting out of the house and going to school, and it's hit me hard in a lot of areas. I have a 2.92 GPA, and I've gotten...
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    Resume Builder: Take a medical course this summer!

    Georgetown School of Medicine offers two summer medical courses (Gross Anatomy and Physiology). A transcript is given at the end of the course from the medical school, indicating you have successfully completed a medical school course. Grades are given as well. We take rising juniors and...
  19. Biggytooth

    Have I been waitlisted or is this a common email sent out for today (first day of acceptance not.s)

    Hi, I applied to a number of dental programs this cycle. Among them was Marquette University. I received an email today saying that quote: "The Admissions Committee of the Marquette University School of Dentistry has reviewed your application and supporting credentials for the 2019 Freshman...
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    2 W’s on Transcript Course Load

    Hello, all! I’ve just been kind of concerned about my academic record. I have 2 W’s on my transcript (one from Calculus II which I retook the following semester and received an A in, and the other one was in a business class I dropped due to a change in minor). I still have a 3.8-3.9 GPA and I...
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    What Classes Do I Have Left to Take?

    So these () are all the classes I have taken so far and maintained 3.8 GPA. I am majoring in chemistry and was wondering what I should take to have a good chance at most dental schools. I have 3 semesters left: Spring 19, Fall 19, and Spring 20. How should I spread the classes to make time for...
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    Junior year Classes

    So my sophomore year I took cell bio, physics, and organic chem at the same time for both semesters. Currently I am in the first semester of my junior year and am taking biochem, analytical chem, and calculus. My question is whether or not it would look bad if I took biochem 2 and some easy...
  24. djd1997

    Verified 6/25, no interview yet...chances?

    Residency: NY AADSAS mail-out date: 6/18 Application complete date: 6/25 GPA (science, overall): 3.2, 3.37 DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 20/19/19/22 Freshman: 2.95 Sophomore: 3.38 Junior: 3.82 Hi all, I submitted my AADSAS application on 6/18 and have yet to hear anything...
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    What do I do if I'm currently enrolled in pre-requisites but I have already applied?

    I submitted my application mid-August and I am currently doing the course matching section for my transcripts. However, I am currently enrolled in the second semester of physics as well as biochemistry but since these courses were not complete at the time I had my official transcripts sent to...
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    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
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    Finally took the DAT; How competitive of an applicant am I?

    Hello all! Just got out of the DAT, and I’m really happy with my scores! PAT: 22 QR: 18 (kinda disappointed with this one) RC: 20 (surprised by this one) BIO: 20 CHEM: 22 OCHEM: 23 TS: 21 AA: 21 Some more background on me, I’m a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major and I...
  28. N

    Do all dental schools require a supplemental application?

    I submitted my application to multiple dental schools about 5 days ago. Since then I've gotten an email from two different schools asking to complete a supplemental application but nothing from the other schools. Will I eventually need to complete a supplemental application for all of the schools?
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    Letter of evaluation

    May be a stupid question, but does the usual required letter of evaluation for dental schools have to be from a general dentist, or could it be from someone such as an oral surgeon with a DMD degree?
  30. JackM255

    Taking DAT End of August or September?

    Hello! So I have made a few posts regarding the DAT as it is definitely the weakest aspect of my application. I have taken the DAT before and scored quite poorly... 17... ouch. I have been studying quite consistently reviewing materials to stay brushed up. But I am currently studying much harder...
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    applied in june, dat first week of september too late?

    I applied in june so everything is verified for me, I have close to a 3.6 overall GPA and around 3.5 science GPA. Im non traditional student and speaking to admissions at a state school she said my app looks great. Im waiting on taking my DAT In September within the first 2 weeks of sep? is that...
  32. Kobethegoat24

    What do I need to do?

    So after a lot of research I finally decided that being a dentist is the best field for me. I had been pre pharmacy until now and have lots of pharmacy tech hours that are worthless. I have a 3.90 GPA and am going to start studying for my DAT starting september, I also have my letters of...
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    Interview Manual Dexterity

    Okay so this is going to sound extremely nerdy, but whatever. In my free time I paint these little super detailed figurines. Would that be a good or bad thing to mention/ use as an example of manual dexterity? I feel like it would be, but I don’t want to seem weird or anything.
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    When Can I Submit My Application?

    I have all of my sections on my application completed except for "program materials". I'm not entirely sure what I have to do for this section as it seems like it's just information on the programs I'm applying too. For some reason it says I have completed 3 of them already but I don't know why...
  35. darude

    Is Interviewing Early in the Cycle Considered a Good Sign?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if it is generally considered a good sign if you are interviewing at a school early in their cycle? I know dental school is rolling and your personal interview is obviously a big factor, but since decisions don't come until December is their any advantage or...
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    Requirements and Questions for Students at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine

    Hi! I was recently told that Case Western is changing a lot of things in their dental school. I'm really considering this school so if anyone can help me out with these questions, that would be wonderful! 1.) What are the clinical requirements for graduation? Number of crowns, restos...
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    Chances of getting an interview?

    Hey everyone! I’m new sdn and I wanted to use my first post to gather some opinions. A little about me— I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and current student-athlete. While in the military, I served as a dental assistant and was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service...
  38. otlcat

    DAT Breakdown 2018 [studied 3 weeks] AA22 | TS 22 | PAT 22

    I took the DAT on 1/8/2018 (lol this post is 7 months late) and this is my score: AA 22/ TS 22/ BIO 22/ GC 23/OC 22/ RC 22/ QR 22/PAT 22 Just a little background about myself, I am your typical Bio major and will be graduating June 2019. My GPA right now is actually slightly on the lower side...
  39. HoHoKus Dental Associates


    Hello Pre-Dental Students! HoHoKus Dental Associates is looking for an aspiring dental school student to intern with us this year! This job will require you to interact face to face with patients, market our practice on social media, help fill our schedule, get insurance breakdowns and shadow...
  40. HoHoKus Dental Associates


    Hello Pre-Dental Students! Keep an eye out for our coming thread! We are giving YOU the opportunity to intern with HoHoKus Dental Associates THIS YEAR!