I've got a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (GPA 3.1), a M.Sc. in Elec Eng (GPA 3.5) and 3 years of strategy consulting experience and I'm now seriously considering a career change into dentistry. I was interested in dentistry before pursuing an engineering/business path, but chose a different route for a variety of reasons that I now regret. Anyhow, I'm now 27 yrs old and am considering quitting my job, taking a year of pre-req's and applying to dental school for 2010 matriculation. Assuming that I could do relatively well in my pre-req's (say a 3.7 GPA average) and score decently on the DAT, what kind of reception do ex-engineers/business folks get by the adcoms? With a profile such as mine, would I be competitive? Admission seems to be getting tougher and tougher each year. This is taking some serious reflection on my part, due to me potentially giving up a fantastic job that already pays what dentists seem to average. Any and all input is really appreciated. My first choice of school would be UW in Seattle.