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nurse to dentist?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Nurse 610, May 3, 2007.

  1. Nurse 610

    Nurse 610 2+ Year Member

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    I am a nurse thinking about going to dental school. Does anyone know about acceptance rates for nurses applying to dental school?
     
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  3. Ething

    Ething Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Um...im pretty sure they dont have a statistic for that. Now...if you told us your GPA and DAT score we might be able to tell you if you have a shot. Good luck!
     
  4. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    The healthcare experience is excellent and will doubtlessly set you ahead of the majority of applicants. However, it seems like you will need some experience in a dental setting to be able to demonstratecommitment to dentistry specifically.
     
  5. Tikal

    Tikal Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    I've scrubed at a hospital and now at a surgical center for years and every interview I had I was told how much that helped my application. I would however get some dental experience like they have said. Good luck:thumbup:
     
  6. SugarNaCl

    SugarNaCl Dental Student Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I agree, the exposure helps, both medical and clinical. I was told that my work in medical translational research at a cancer hospital helped my application. Prior, I also was advised however to get some dental experience.
     
  7. kkikkokka

    kkikkokka 5+ Year Member

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    :) I'm working as a pharmacy technician.
    would this help me too.?:
    many of my friends advised me to quit working in pharmacy
    becuase it will make me look like
    I am not sure if I want to be a dentist or pharmacist.
    but I liked working as a pharm tech b/c
    I think i learned a lot how to deal with patients and
    I have no idea how much my communication skills improved.
    I hope you guys agree with me...:)
    or you also think it will kinda harm me....????????:(
    Thanks. :D
     

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