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  1. dentrhow

    Good Dat Score Low OC

    Hi everyone, I took the Dat and I got AA 23 [RC 30 QR 23 Bio 24 Chem 23 OC 16 PAT 19]. Initially, I thought it was fine as my AA was pretty high but I am concerned about the 16 in OC, is that something that's gonna get me filtered out?
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  3. missssyasi

    How was your first year dental school?

    Hi everyone! Congrats to you all who are either done or about to finish your first year of dental school! I was just wondering if you could share some pointers on how everything was from didactics to sim lab? Was it all manageable? How hard did you feel it all was? Also, how was it adjusting to...
  4. missssyasi

    Dental Assisting

    Hi all! I’m interested in becoming a dental assistant and was wondering if it would be possible to do so without attending a program?
  5. H

    Should I apply this cycle for dental school even though I have to retake a summer course?

    Hi everyone I'm currently getting my masters right now in medical sciences. Its only a year long so I'll be graduated by May of 2021. Yet, unfortunately I did not pass a science course that is only available during the summer. So in order to get my masters degree, I need to retake that science...
  6. paggal


    Hi guys I got a 22 AA on the DAT. But I got a 16 on the PAT. No other score was below a 20. Do you think I should retake? I have a 3.8 GPA and a 3.7 SciGPA. Im really discouraged right now....
  7. G

    What are my chances?

    Hello, I’m thinking about applying this cycle even though it’s a little late. But I just wanted to know what you all thought about my chances. Date of submission: By end of September waiting on letter of recs Overall GPA: 3.4 Science GPA:3.01 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA:3.0 DAT score: 21 AA/ 23 TS/ 16...
  8. I

    [PRE-Dental, Please Read - What is your advice? -

    I have a bachelors of science degree in biology. I have an overall undergrad GPA of 3.0 and Science GPA of 2.79. I am retaking my DAT. Based on DAT simulator practice tests, I have been getting 19 to 21 AA. Please list as many dental schools as possible that you think I have even the slightest...
  9. rcollinb

    Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist?

    I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and...
  10. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  11. finneganmurphy

    I didn't get into my top choice dental school.

    Hi guys, as you can see by the title, I did not get into my top choice dental school. The school I will be attending is a nice school with nice people and I like my classmates so far , but I can't deny that I'm a little bitter. I feel like sometimes SDN is full of people with top scores...
  12. ToothSleuth_93

    I didn't get in to Dental School... Here's what I did! - Success Story

    This thread is for those of you who got rejected or are still waiting for an acceptance letter for this dental school application cycle and don't know what to do next... I am currently a third year dental student at the Kornberg School of Dentistry of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA...
  13. P

    Do I really need shadowing hours? (Dental assistant)

    Hi y'all, Ive been a dental assistant for almost 4 years and I have my x-ray license. I hope to apply to dental school next cycle. I've noticed almost all schools require about 100 shadowing hours. Since I've been working for some time now, I think I have a pretty decent amount of...
  14. F

    Native American Pre-Dent. Low GPA Advice Please!

    Hey everyone, I am a first generation native student from a rural area who recently graduated with my B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology along with a couple minors. I am currently in the process of applying to dental school but I am extremely worried about my gpa. Long story short, I was...
  15. M

    Is it possible to study for both the dat and mcat at the same time?

    Hi everyone, Recently purchased dat Bootcamp and was wondering if the bio, gen chem and o chem is the same for the mcat. I know that both exams have differences as far as pat, physics, bio chem, and math, but I wanted to know mainly for bio, gen chem and o chem. Thanks everyone!
  16. M

    Is it possible to study for the MCAT and DAT at the same time?

    Hi everyone. I purchased DAT Bootcamp a while ago and have been studying to take the dat. I wanted to know if the topics in bio and chem and Ochem will be the same for the MCAT. I know the dat has different topics like PAT and Calc and Stats and the MCAT has physics and Biochem, but let me know...

    multi mini interview (mmi) for dental school

    Hi, I have an interview very soon and I went over few medical/dental cases and I am not sure if I should go over as many cases as possible or go over ones with more ethical dilemmas... Any advice for multi mini interviews?? Going over few scenarios will be enough for the preparation? Also, is...
  18. S

    cant decide between dental or medical

    for all the experienced international doctors and dentists, 1.I am US citizen who did highschool in india and going to an indian university next year, however, my main goal is to settle in the united states. I'm having a tough time deciding between medical or dental (yes,I am aware that...
  19. T

    RC and PAT more difficult on the 2019 DAT???

    Hey guys I have heard some rumors that the 2019 Dat is more difficult in the RC and PAT sections then it has been in the past. Has anybody taken the DAT in 2019, and can relate? Were your scores relatable to your Bootcamp scores?
  20. 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
  21. K

    Canadian Friendly US Dental Schools

    I know I will not make it into Canadian dental schools due to the rough first year I had (due to major illness). I am a music major currently in my second year. My first year GPA was 2.4 (like I said, I was very sick), but first semester of this year, it was 3.3, which bumped my CGPA up to 2.74...
  22. R

    Dental Rank 4 US best jobs of 2019!

    Software developer tops list of U.S. News & World Report's annual best jobs rankings According to U.S News ranking dentistry is now rank at #4 :( It was #2 in 2018 and #1 the years before. What do you guys feel about that? With how expensive dental school has become is that affecting your...
  23. A

    Case vs. Temple (IS) vs. Louisiana (OOS)

    Hey guys, just want to get some opinions on this one. I'm stuck between the three. Case has that new shiny building. Temple's got that extra good curriculum. Louisiana's got that early patient exposure. Overall, I want to be a good clinician and all three offer ample opportunity for that. Which...
  24. A

    Holding Multiple Seats? Is it safe?

    Alright, I'm a d-bag. I'll admit it. But in all seriousness, I've been fortunate enough to get acceptances from multiple schools. Going into this process, I had my top choice. But just last week I interviewed at a school and I really liked it. Now, I'm not so sure about the top choice. I was...
  25. Andrew dentist

    Which '' Game of Thrones '' Character Has The Worst Teeth ??

    LETS Get The Game Started Guy i want you to Tell The name Of the Worst Teeth character & Why you think it is the worst among them all and Post a pic of him/her reflecting your opinion from the show Lets get the Wheel rolling
  26. X

    Dealing with the process

    Okay, I've decided to enlist in the military. I have already taken my asvab, but as you know today is labor day and all the military recruiting offices are closed. I've decided to join the military ( which branch Air force or Army?) . I'll be 24. Before I ask any questions I have about 30...
  27. N

    How to do Course Matching on ADEA AADSAS

    When doing course matching, can you select ALL relevant courses that satisfy that requirement or are we only supposed to select one? For example, when selecting for "biology with lab" can I select 4 different biology courses with labs that I've taken or am I supposed to only select one?
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. Fancy312

    Is it honestly impossible???

    So its almost 1 am and of course im looking at some of the stats on here-- it got me thinking, that sometimes this feels completely impossible. What the actual f sdn???? I've been on this run for about 3 years now since graduating with my undergrad. I'm 26, Working as a dental assistant I'm...
  31. F

    Do dental schools care if we PNP breadth courses?

    Hi all, Do dental schools care if I PNP breadth courses? I have not taken any science or prereqs as PNP. Thanks
  32. A

    Help Me Whittle Down my Dental School List: Currently at 23 schools!

    Hey people, hoping some of you could help me out as you guys probably have more experience than me regarding this stuff. I have a list of 23 schools here and I want to shorten it down to around 15 schools as that is the normal. I mainly want to be within or around PA, but also open to OOS...
  33. T

    High School Volunteering

    I volunteered at my local hospital throughout my four years of high school and accumulated over 300 hours of volunteering. Would this be something to include in my dental application or are schools looking for volunteer experiences throughout college? Thanks in advance.
  34. A

    Early Application+Individual LORs or Late Application+Committee Letter?

    Hey people, so I’m kind of in a predicament here and was looking for some thoughts and opinions. I’m currently filling out the AADSAS application and wanted to have it finished by June 5 to submit it as soon as it opens up. However, I’m realizing this won’t happen if I want to get a committee...
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  36. D

    What are my chances? Low Stats

    I am losing hope and would just like to have some opinions and advice on where to go from here. I have applied to dental school twice, but I know my stats are really low. I have a lot of dental experience, leadership and volunteer experience. Here are my stats: undergrad cGPA: 3.1 undergrad...
  37. D

    Gpa low

    so basically I have a 2.9 right now I will be applying for dental school this may and by the time My grades for this semester get here I will most likely have a 3.1. However I got a d+ in organic chemistry1 a B- in organic chemistry 2 I failed anatomy and physiology 2 and retook it for an A at a...
  38. whosnisarg

    Did I Screw Myself?

    Hey guys. I'm a little freaked out - this whole time, I've been preparing for the dental route (started shadowing, learned terminology, did some assisting with my dad's friends), even choosing a college that has an articulation program for dental, but not for medicine. After a month of hard...
  39. V

    Post-bac or Masters?

    Hey guys, This is my first post and I'd really appreciate any feedback! I graduated last May, and took this year off to travel/study for the DAT. Dental school is undoubtedly the goal. I have done research outside of SDN about which route to take but keep getting conflicting answers. I want to...
  40. T

    1st vs. 2nd dental assistant in small office

  41. T

    Applying while out of the country?

    Hey all, So I will be applying this upcoming cycle once the application opens up in June 2018. I have talked to numerous friends who have already applied and gotten into schools and they all say to apply as early as possible. I know some say that it doesn't make a real difference but I want to...