Good grief! I have been to a couple of interviews, and I've already seen a handful of do not's! Do not fall asleep, seriously! I saw an interviewee in an interview falling asleep during two of the presentations , one by someone important in the review process. I mean, this is an interview, if you cannot stay awake in the darn interview you don't deserve to get into the dental school. It's your one day to impress. Do not (and this would be for the ladies, too) come in dressed in all white. This is not Miami Vice! And, you aren't a dentist yet! If you want to know how to dress, watch a board meeting on the Apprentice. Black or gray, for your own sakes! Also, one interviewee mentioned to someone important on the interview how he chose a school based on a flip of a coin. Another guy mentioned how he majored in "Portuguese and sort of fell into dentistry." This does not show or demonstrate that you have good solid decision-making skills. It shows that you allow the winds to decide your future, and the impression that will make on an interviewer is that perhaps the winds will blow you away from Dentistry, so this makes you a shaky choice for their institution. And, finally: drop the sophmoric cockiness. For those of you that are , as one interviewee put it, "unsure whether they'll get in". But at the same time, overcompensating and pretending in front of the important people who help make the decisions. They can see right through that. If you feel unsure or nervous , that's ok. I felt it everytime, and everyone else in that room did too. Just be yourself. That's what they want to see. When you get an interview, they are looking for reasons to take you in, not to drop you. But, they will drop a show-off or a facade when they smell them. Interviews: UCONN, COLUMBIA, UPENN, BU, UoP.