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Few pointers for pre-dents who got accepted in multiple dental schools and is having a hard time deciding what school to go to / or dental students.

1) Get military scholarship thing - don't know exact name for it but I know I should've got it but foolishly, I didn't.

2) If that didn't happen, just go to cheapest school. Don't bother going to prestigious schools. Patients don't care & won't ask what school you went to.

3) If you couldn't go to cheap school, at least go to school with lots of clinical experience. Don't go to schools claiming that they are "academically oriented" or "research oriented." Srsly? All you need to know is how to drill, apply etch, bond & prime and composite. That's 80% of your procedures - no brainer. Also, guys who went to school with little clinical experience present themselves as ******s in residencies compared to guys who went to school with lots of clinical background.

4) In third or fourth year, LEARN as much as possible and TRY NEW THINGS as much as possible. In dental school, there is an attending to back you up (or in residencies as well). In private practice, it's all on you. So it's really hard to try new things or improve.

5) Lastly, don't waste your money. You are already paying so much money for school. No need to waste money. If you go out too many times, it will all come back to you.
 
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And what if you don't want to become a GP?
Of course you can go to one of those "academically oriented dental school which sends students to specialty programs"

However, remember that you will be that "******ed resident" who doesn't know anything about clinical dentistry.
 
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Pretty interesting that someone can achieve one of the highest levels of education possible and still describe others as "******ed".


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1) Not highest - dentistry is too simple

2) There are lots of ******ed dentists / residents.
 

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Gives ok advice in first post; then proceeds to call dentistry simple/******ed. Aye i dont know what to even say anymore.