I was arrested 3 times over five years ago for underage drinking offenses. Does anybody know how dental school admissions handle arrest records? Is this something that is going hurt me dramatically?
You can probably convince them based on the fact that no one in dental school is under 21...
Should I address it in my personal statement or should I wait until it is brought up?
Should I expect each school to do a criminal background check?
prior to matriculation, yes. prior to interview, probably not. but that doesn't mean they won't be afraid to let you go after acceptance either if they found out you were not up front on that section of AADSAS.