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Artistic Talent?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by chemmajor, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. chemmajor

    chemmajor Junior Member

    Mar 18, 2001
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    I am interested in going to dental school. However, I have very little artistic talent. Does success in dental school depend on your artistic ability or is it something that can be learned?
    Also, how is the DAT scored? I know that there is a separate number for the Academic section and the PAT? But how do they get the number for the Academic section? Thanks for your help!
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  3. I have a similar worry as chemmajor, I haven't really had much artistic experience either.

    I think that if you are a quick learner, and have some native ability, you should be able to learn this aspect of dentistry. I also think that people who are already really good with their hands and fingers (eg. pianists) will just have a leg up on the competition just as you would if you've already taken a lot of courses similar to the ones in dental school (eg. physiology and anatomy).

    These are just my thoughts though, if anyone knows different, and thinks that chemmajor and I had better choose a different profession (I'm not sure if I'll take your advice on that one though) please let us know.
  4. gower

    gower 1K Member

    Oct 14, 2000
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    Don't worry about artistic experience. Most students accepted to dental school don't have artistic or any other special skills. Unless you are a klutz, all thumbs, you will learn the skills. Very few are dismissed for lacking manual dexterity.


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