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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

    May 2, 2007
    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

    Aug 3, 2006 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

    Jun 23, 2006
    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

    Jun 2, 2006
    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

    Apr 28, 2006
    Akron, OH
    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

    Sep 28, 2006
    :) 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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