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Discussion in 'International Dental' started by nbde2, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. nbde2

    nbde2 2+ Year Member

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    loma linda directory in CAAPID says:

    Send mark sheets directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) when submitting the ADEA CAAPID application


    can pls somebody tell which mark sheets are to be sent ??
     
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  3. Shery

    Shery 2+ Year Member

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    your transcript from your school the subjects that you studied and the scores you got good luck
     
  4. nbde2

    nbde2 2+ Year Member

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    thanx for replying
     
  5. SSSDH

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    Hi everyone,
    Can anybody share the bench test material and experience?
    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  6. LLUProf

    LLUProf 7+ Year Member

    The bench exam consists of 3 or 4 preparations on a Columbia Dentoform typodont that is mounted on a mannequin. Preparations are a mix of crown preparations and Cl II alloy preparations. The exam is 4 hours in length and you can bring your own burs, instruments etc. although a standard setup is provided. The teeth #'s, surfaces and type of crowns preparations are not announced until the start of the exam. If you have any questions, just pm me and I'll do my best to answer them. Dr. Mitchell
     
  7. erolb morf

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    Can someone please let me know if we need to use CAAPID to apply to LLU? coz there is an online application available on their website n I couldn't find info suggesting the international applicants to use CAAPID.

    Thanks
     
  8. samyred

    samyred Sailor of the seven seas 5+ Year Member

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    I remember that day very well, we wore gowns, eye wear, mask. They gave us a an operative cassette and hand pieces, they had burs, I was careful and tested mine and it actually troubleshooted, I didn't freak out :p, I simply asked for a replacement. I brought my own burs, and some sharp hand instruments of my own.
    Wear the right glove size, you don't want it to be too tight and cut circulation or too loose and slip away... hum, never mind ;)

    Start time!
    Everybody was nervous... I kept it cool and started by creating outlines for my preps, everyone has their own technique, so please don't ask me how I do that... it has become like an instinct.
    The vapor was forming on my eye protection, so I adjusted the mouth mask in order to prevent that.
    Hand instruments were quite handy... they provide a clean cut.
    Time management is essential, don't get carried away with your work on one tooth.
    If you are tired, take a 5 min break and then get back concentrated.

    Everybody is friendly and will help you!

    When I helped in the second interview, I have noticed some mistakes people were doing:

    I have seen preps on the wrong tooth
    Preps that are distal instead of mesial.
    Preps that were very conservative
    People who got unnecessarily creative... Do exactly what you have been told, I have made a similar mistake in another past interview.
    Preps that were very extensive, munchkin preps with almost less than 3mm of the tooth left!!!
    People who didn't manage their time well

    Some students got nervous and they started bossing us, I got to say that pathologies only show up under pressure, try to show how much integrity you have... no one wants future classmates who are without manners!

    People who freaked out while working! why? it is just an interview, relax and show us your best! and if something goes wrong, so what? be optimistic!

    I personally recommend Schillinberg atlas for crown preps. As for amalgams, my personal advise is to stick to board criteria.

    Guys if you got that far to an interview invitation, I think you are smart enough and did your research about things, you don't need to be spoon fed like babies, right :)
    I know it is a critical step in your lives, but information is out there...

    You are all dentists after all and you should know how to work your magic on that little tooth shaped acrylic, good luck :luck:

    My two cents
     
  9. moderndentist

    moderndentist 5+ Year Member

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    I called them a couple of days ago and they said that they are not participating in CAAPID this time. SO, you may have to apply through their web site.
     
  10. erolb morf

    erolb morf

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    Thank you moderndentist
     
  11. Ashu75

    Ashu75 2+ Year Member

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    LLU is asking for ORIGINAL MARKSHHEETS & TRANSCRIPTS to send directly by registrar of examination .............. they do not accept notarized certificates ....... How r u people arranging for d papers ????
     
  12. 7ama 7ma2i

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    does that mean transcripts should be send directly from our dental school, if not plz answer me asap.... thx.
     
  13. nbde2

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    they say from the university not school
     
  14. soriandra

    soriandra 7+ Year Member

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    yes they are participating, they're on the caapid list and also i called them and they said u have to do both, the caapid and their application.
    it's for sure bc i called to ask about the rec letters section on their online applic and they said if i already submitted them to caaapid i don't need to put them in there as well.
     
  15. dentousa

    dentousa 2+ Year Member

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    I called loma linda month ago they told me they are not participating to caapid this year
     
  16. 7ama 7ma2i

    7ama 7ma2i

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    Do you mean i have to contact my homeland university and ask them to send my transcript directly to lomalinda dental department .
     
  17. LLUProf

    LLUProf 7+ Year Member

    That is correct, it does not have to be the actual transcript, it can be a copy that is attested by your university's registrar. It also must be sent "school to school" or directly from your university to Loma Linda. And also it does need to come from your dental schools umbrella university, not just from your dental school.
     
  18. 7ama 7ma2i

    7ama 7ma2i

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    thx LLUProf ...
     
  19. harvestmoon

    harvestmoon 2+ Year Member

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    Will Loma Linda provide gloves,mask,hand instruments,handpiece and burs for the bench test?
     
  20. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    they probably will since they didn't mention anything in the invitation letter about bringing your own instruments.
     
  21. hydhaval

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    hi, does it mean that you received an interview invitation from LLU for class entering in 2010?
     
  22. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    ya my friend i just got one today
     
  23. ahanagiri

    ahanagiri 7+ Year Member

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    Hello damas could you please let us know interview dates?
     
  24. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    it's sept 13, 14 , 15 and16. its a four days proccess. all the letter says is that the first day is the bench test and then the next three days for the interviews that you can only do if you pass the bench.
     
  25. milimili

    milimili 2+ Year Member

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    Was this a phone call or mail invitation ?

    Thanks
     
  26. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    it was regular mail. i'm on the east coast so i don't think i'm the first one to receive it. guys who ever got a letter plz post.
     
  27. milimili

    milimili 2+ Year Member

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    Can you post ur stats?

    Thanks
     
  28. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    its not about stats my friend. if you have part 1 and 2 and a complete application they will send you an invitation. by the way the letter is dated aug 21 so it was sent two days ago (if we don't count sunday) so be patient.
     
  29. milimili

    milimili 2+ Year Member

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    So they send interview invitation to all of them whose application is complete ?
     
  30. damas

    damas New Member 7+ Year Member

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    i think so, at least this is what students in the program told me. Did you get an email earlier that your application is complete and ready for review?
     
  31. milimili

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  32. soriandra

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    I got the interview letter as well and now i;m freaking out bc i'm not in the states. So everyone is having the interview on the same dates? I can't reschedule then? :-((
     
  33. hydhaval

    hydhaval 2+ Year Member

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    hi guys, congrats to all who receive a call from llu, i too received an invitation today, dexterity test on sept 13th and then they will notify with a call if they want me to come on 14th, 15th , 16th.........do they have any other date scheduled for an interview or all applicants will be on the same day for bench exam?
     
  34. soriandra

    soriandra 7+ Year Member

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    i think everyone is on the same dates.
     
  35. soriandra

    soriandra 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you for your post. Can you also tell us what kind of questions they ask in the personal interview and why they require so many days of it?
    From what I remember from the letter if you pass the first day ( clinical) then you have to do personal interviews the next 3 days - of is it that you MAY be called on ONE of those days they list? It wasn't clear in the letter ( but I also haven't seen it with my own eyes, my husband read it to me on the phone).
    I'd really appreciate any info you can give me so I know what to expect. I'm really :scared:, it's my first interview.


     
  36. dsrat

    dsrat 7+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    Congratulations to all who received interview call from llu, and good luck to all who r all waiting. I too received invitation for sep 13th.

    IS anybody going there from chicago? Pls pm me if you want to share accomadation and travel plans.

    Thanks.
     
  37. occlusion

    occlusion 2+ Year Member

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    hii guys...
    i too got my invitation letter today n i too have the same confusion bout what to bring in for the bench exam..what would it be like...the dates r d same 13th-16th.. and i am in NJ ..anybody willing to share accommodation or travel? do inform asap...
    this is my first interview and i dont kno how to prepare and what to expect..anybody willing to help? :confused:
     
  38. occlusion

    occlusion 2+ Year Member

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    hey i also have d same dates ...n am willing to share...do mail me asap at [email protected] with the details...wld wait
     
  39. samyred

    samyred Sailor of the seven seas 5+ Year Member

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    It wasn't like that in my interview, maybe they have had some changes in the process of personal interviews.
    Ask Dr.Mitchel about that one, you can ask him about anything except helping you with sutures hehe

    Hey, good luck everybody... it is just an interview, be yourself!
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  40. milimili

    milimili 2+ Year Member

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    I too got an interview invitation letter today. Good Luck everyone !
     
  41. nyc72

    nyc72 2+ Year Member

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    COngratulations everyone
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2009
  42. rdsd

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    hi congrats to everyone who got interview calls....
    I too got call...does anyone know about how many seats they have and how many people are going to be interviewed....do they ask partial crowns and cast gold preps too...
    anyone plz help me out....:confused::confused:
     
  43. jsk1

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    I am also invited for the dexterity exam at llu. Good luck to all.
     
  44. harvestmoon

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    I also need to know the same thing how many are generally called for how many seats? I guess the bench test is very competitive and the results are based on performance of bench tests solely, at least that's what i read from previous threads on LLU.Good luck.
     
  45. jsk1

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    hi harvestmoon,

    Do you have any idea of what all kind of preprations have been asked in the past exams. thanks
     
  46. harvestmoon

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    jsk,this is what I read on these forums not from my personal knowledge.....they usually decide the preps on the day of the exam and its never the same every year so its better to know all the preps on diff teeth.:thumbup:
     
  47. soriandra

    soriandra 7+ Year Member

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    How is everyone preparing for this? Do you think working with a micromotor / contra-angle is OK or is it much different than a HISpeed on their acrylic teeth?
     
  48. iris999

    iris999 iris999 2+ Year Member

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    I too got iv call from LLU. I don't know what to prepare and how to?
    can anyone plz help me regarding.
    They told that they are expecting 80-100 members on the day of interview for 24 seats.
    thanks.
     
  49. milimili

    milimili 2+ Year Member

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    Who told you about the 80 to 100 number ?

    Thanks
     
  50. iris999

    iris999 iris999 2+ Year Member

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    The woman who attend the call at llu idp.(shinday not sure )
     
  51. dentistry

    dentistry 5+ Year Member

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    I am willing to shre accomdoation at LLu. If you are interested pleases
    e mail me [email protected], or on dentistry.
    I am female from canada coming 0n 12th to lax airport.
     

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