pre dental

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    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...
  4. 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?
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    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...
  8. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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  21. 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...
  22. D

    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...
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    Pre-Dental shadowing opportunities in Philadelphia?

    Hello, I am looking to shadow/volunteer/assist a dentist in Philadelphia. I was hoping somebody could help me out with a connection to a dentist or dental group who helps potential students in this area as I am new to the area. I am having a lot of trouble finding somebody who is willing to let...
  26. nydnarb

    High school student seeking classes advice

    Hello, I was hoping someone could please give me some insight on the types of classes that would prepare me for my pre dental future. (Note: I want to try to finish my undergrad as soon as possible. Some people I ask are saying that I should take a gap year and go to dental school in 2024, but I...
  27. sambarcenaa

    Advice for a senior in hs

    I'm graduating this summer, Long story short I'm going to do a program for dental assisting which is 10 months long, and then start my studies for dentistry. My question is if it's worth it to work as a dental assistant during dental school(Saturday and/or Sunday). I live in California and in my...
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    Anyone know anything about the Benedictine University (Lisle, IL) Master of Science in Integrative Physiology?

    I'm a pre-dental junior with a lower gpa/science gpa. I saw this program and was wondering if anyone knew about the stats of students that got into dental school, experiences with the linkages that the program states with dental schools, overall experience with the program, etc. Also, how does...
  29. M

    DAT Limbo

    Hi all, can you please advise me on my DAT score and whether I should retake? I just took it and the scores are: PA 19, QR 21, RC 19, BIO 22, GC 18, OC 21= TS 20, AA20 I finished undergrad (3.0) and just completed a post bac (4.0) => now my cGPA 3.26, sGPA 3.15, BCP 3.18, with post bac classes...
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    How shaky can my hands/fingers be before I have to worry about them affecting the physical examination in schools?

    Highschool senior here. Looking to start my pre-dental journey hopefully in September! I've been fascinated with dentistry ever since I met my dad's dentist. Sometimes he guides me through what he's doing, and that eventually evolved into my passionate curiosity and fascination with dentistry...
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    chances? I submitted my dental school application by mid- august, still haven't receive any interview.

    Hey guys, I still haven't receive any interview from any dental school that I applied. I submitted my application by mid-August. My Science GPA is lower than average 3.22. My DAT average is 19. PAT:21, Quantitative reasoning:19, Reading 19, Biology 19, chemistry 20, Organic chemistry 20. Is any...
  32. Japo237


    I am a current applicant to dental schools and have had 4 interviews at UF, UPenn, Pitt, and UK. I have a 4.0 GPA and 23 AA/23 PAT/ 23 Science average on my DAT. The covid-19 pandemic looks like it will be continuing on for at least the next year. Dental school is extremely expensive and I want...
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    Which dental schools have a pass/fail grading system? Any advantages/disadvantages?

    Good evening, I’m having a hard time finding a list of all the dental schools (in the US) that have a pass/fail grading system. Can someone let me know which schools do this and how it exactly works? Does the pass/ fail portion only apply to lab and clinical classes or does it apply to didactic...
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    What are my chances?

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    Non-trad(27 year old) pre-dental looking for advice on pre-reqs

    So I’m just starting my pre-reqs and looking for advice on the best way forward. Currently, I have a bachelors degree in accounting from Western Governors University (online school). The downside is that through this university I have no gpa. I do have about 30 hours attempted from a community...
  37. math14320

    OMFS and Neurosurgery

    Hi, does anyone know if I can complete my OMFS residency and then do another residency on neurosurgery?
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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...
  39. 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...