It's hard to grasp how dentistry have all these requirements when reality is, all a dentist ever does is look for cavities, fill them or extract teeth. There is very little science involved. Even laughable is the purpose of the DAT. I understand the MCATs screen premeds and give some preparation on the analytical side of diagnosis and treatment. But DATs test you for what? Heck, to tell you the truth, dentistry should just be a regular 4 year program or less post high school. It's amazing to see why dentists call themselves doctors, when they are just pseudodoctors. Comt to think of it, nursing should have more right to the doctor label than a dentist. Now that I'm in medical school (sorry to shatter some of you who thought I couldn't make it... it looks like the laugh's on you, har har har), the thoughts I've been given to you earlier are now confirmed. Most of the MS1s had dentistry as their backup, especially those with less than stellar stats. This is in reference to some of you (those who have responded to my post last month or so) stating otherwise. I really would like to hear where people get this strong desire for dentistry over medicine (as some of you have said before) when dentistry does not offer the challenge and scope medicine has.