Anybody ever get slightly annoyed that some dentists (mostly the older ones) don't quite understand how competitive dental admissions is becoming? Every dentist that I shadowed thinks it's a breeze to get into dent school since from what i've gathered, it WAS a breeze back then. They pretty much scoffed when I told them how worried I was about getting in (of course this was before I received my acceptances). I'm in no way saying that they're less competent or qualified than today's students, but at times I wanna tell them that you can't just knock on the door of a dental school and say, "I wanna be a dentist, let me in" (well this was an extreme case. but no joke. This happened to one of the older - like 60 year-old dentist I shadowed and he was pretty much accepted on the spot). But even dentists that graduated 10 years ago aren't aware of how ultra competitive it has become.