I recently got accepted to the University of Washington!!!!!! I have applied 4 times and spent a lot of time and money to get into dental schools and it finally happened. If any of you want it bad enough don't give up!!!! Keep volunteering, keep taking classes, and keep taking the DAT. For a brief moment, I was actually thinking of giving up this year because financially I couldn't afford to apply to schools a fifth time but I picked myself up and was fully prepared to go get a masters and retake classes if needed. Dentistry is the only thing I want to do. This has been one of the hardest years of my life (and I have had a hard life). This makes it all worth it and I can move back home to Seattle to take care of my family during this hard time for us. Thanks for everyone's advice and help on these forums over the years. I'll keep hoping that all of you will be accepted too!!