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Canadian dental schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Jabbawockeez, May 11, 2008.

  1. Jabbawockeez

    Jabbawockeez 2+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    Where the Lakers play
    Why are there so many Canadian applicants applying to dental schools in the US?

    What is the difference between Canadian dental schools and US schools?

    Following graduation from a Canadian dental school, what are the licensing procedures to practice in the US?

    I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!
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  3. Neil45

    Neil45 Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Competition here in Canada is crazy! This is due to high admission averages (3.7 might not be good enough here in Canada than it is for the States), the Canadian DAT exam is harder (there's a section where you have to carve soap that replaces the QR portion of the American DAT), and there are few dental schools here in Canada. So, it's no surprise that many Canadians apply south of the border. I am thinking of doing that if I don't get into UBC dental school.
  4. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    Because there are only a few schools there, hence extremely competitive.
  5. sloken

    sloken 7+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I wouldn't say our DAT is "harder" per say, just because I'm not that great at organic chem which the US DAT has...I'd rather carve soap than do org chem anyday.

    There's 10 Can schools, only 8 of which are english most of those schools have classes that are ~40-60 students. Thus there are VERY few seats available.

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