To those who are familiar with OMFS admissions criteria/process...I heard during dental school that a few years spent in private practice may make one a better applicant for OMFS residency and also mask somewhat mediocre grades. How true is that? I am a GPR in the military with 3 more years of military service obligation with mediocre grades. I have been working pretty intimately with the oral surgeons in the GPR program and they have both told me that they would write me very positive recommendations. Any ideas? Thanks!