I am a senior in undergrad and I'm about to start d-school in the fall. I know this might sound like the age-old story of a d1 wanting to specialize, but I really would like some advice. No one, and I mean no one in my family is a dentist or a doctor for that matter, so your advice is important to me. My question is that I want to specialize, but I am not sure how to get started. I know I have to do good in classes and on the boards, but is there anything else I can do to improve my chances? Also, before I worry about trying to get in, I have to ask your opinions about a specialization. What does it entail? WHat are good specialities? Are you a specialist, and what is your opinion of your lifestyle? I really appreciate your response.