Hi everyone, I'm new to this site, and was wondering if you could give me some advice. I am currently pre-med at UCLA, and will graduate this year with a Phy Sci degree. I have been rethinking my choices, however, because my parents have kinda been pushing me toward the dental side. Their points are as follows: My father is a dental technician and works with over twenty reputable dentists in the LA community, so his main thing is that not only will he be able to help me with the exams, but also give me hook-ups later on. Now my mother's whole thing is that it will be a bit less stressful than Med school and will end sooner so I can begin practicing. (Is that true?) Like I said, I don't know much about the whole Dental pathway, but any kind of advice or info or past experiences will definitely be appreciated. Also, what are the avg. stats? What about the DAT? (I took Kaplan for MCAT's, so I'm wondering if that would be good enough) Also, not meaning to sound too eager-beaverish, but what is the salary range and the opportunities available to Dentists? I know I asked a lot of questions, but any help will be gratly appreciated. Thanks to all who respond!