ye ai havent heard from 6 of my other schools either. no interviews or rejections. i completed my apps by august and they were sent out to schools by august 27th. i wouldve had my dat scores ready but had a free retake due to fire alarms chopping time off our clocks. so i retook in october so i assume schools waited for it...
anyway here are my stats to give you an idea.
sci gpa. 3.2
pre-dental club - president
biol ta - 300hrs.
red cross - 40hrs.
b.r.a.g. (volunteer work in retirement homes) - 20hrs
english conversation pair (aiding foreign exchange students on campus) - semester
shadowed - 48 hours
i applied to bu, ub, nyu, maryland, uconn, nj, colombia, stony, tufts
rejected from nyu, maryland, and uconn during the first round...not sure whats going to happen but im thinking its going to be rejections from here. studying for dat's again for a retake sometime april, reapply early may and cross my fingers.
Everything is fine but your GPA could use a little boosting. Try to get more As to bump up your GPA if you have to apply for the next cycle. There is no shame in not getting in the first time. It won't stop you from becoming a great dentist.
I don't think it has anything to do with your shadowing hours...48 is plenty for a predental club president. The problem likely lies in your below average DAT and your average DAT. You need to raise your GPA, that DAT will be fine with a respectable GPA...