I am fortunate enough to receive invites at 8 schools, 3 public and 5 privates. I did a lot of research in undergrad, totally love it and thus my top choice is a large research-oriented public school. The thing is, I come from an Asian family that really values prestige. With my competitive DAT score (24AA), my parents/relatives actually thought that I would have a shot at some Ivy League dental schools. They keep asking me if I have heard anything from the Ivies, to the point that it makes me think I'm not good enough to get invites from those schools. I actually want to go into research and academia later in my career, so I am wondering if attending those brand name schools will prepare me better for that path? Are those schools more expensive, and if so is it worth it?