I looked through thread after thread but couldn't really get my questions answered, so here it goes. I've been thinking for the past year and finally decided to become a dentist. I recently graduated with 2 majors in business/economics and biology. cum gpa of 3.07 science gpa of 2.95. I have not taken my DAT's yet as i have not completed my organic chemistry II course. I have worked 180 hours at a dental office as a dental assistant (will be starting again soon), as well about 160 hours of other medically related volunteer work. I have a LOR from my chem professor, bio professor, business professor, and the dentist i worked for. I am currently a cello teacher, but out looking for a more financially beneficial job. I want to apply next spring, but being so late on coming to this decision, i am a little lost. Should I take the next year just taking advanced science classes to boost my GPA (assuming i can pull off all A's and A-'s ), and study for DAT's? OR should i study for the GRE's and go for a master's degree early on? Basically, is there a chance i can make it with my current GPA and hopefully a DAT score of 20 across the board or should I take the longer route of getting my masters? If i wanted to boost my GPA, would a post bac program be better or just individually take courses? Finally, does it really matter where i take those course to boost my gpa? (i was thinking Temple U. since it is close to my house). I really want to improve myself as much as possible before applying. thanks in advance.