WheatLom

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Hi, I may need to have an MD write me a letter of recommendation for dental school. My dentist that said he will do it is being very uncooperative. Will it be a bad sign if i got it from an MD? I mean some schools say that it is ok for an MD or dentist to write about my ethics. The one I am applying majority say either your choice, an employer, or 3rd professor.
 
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WheatLom

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Where do all schools say that? Most I've seen say "Dentist letter of recommendation". I'd strongly advise you to try and get a dentist LOR and not an MD
I just have no one to ask, and I need to submit my application.

Midwestern Il, Iowa
 
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WheatLom

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I am calling him in like 10-15 minutes. See what happens. That is my plan if I can not get a hold of him.
He did say he would write it for me.
 
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WheatLom

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Not MDs, all of the LORs ask for 1 dentist
IU, Iowa, Midwestern il, Minnesota, Marquette University. to name a few all either say MD, an employer or someone of your choosing.

NYU, Michigan, creighton is part of that, Ill keep adding as I search and call schools.
 
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If it's the best you can get then get it. You are getting late not to have submitted yet so either make a plan to get a dentist letter or just risk it with the MD letter. Obviously you understand its not optimal but it's better than no/terrible letter.

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WheatLom

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Ive gotten another dentist to write one. The one that owns the practice. I can still submit my app right? I have 2 -3 weeks for me DAT scores to go into the system
 

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Yes you can submit your app while they write the letter. It's best to do that so they can get your scores and grades verified.
 
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