I'm typically not the type to post on SDN threads, I usually just visit purely to keep up to date on interview invites. Just wanted to respond to some of the previous questions that have been posted, because I know that the application process is extremely stressful for everyone. -I do believe based on comparing my personal experience with what I've read in these posts, that some programs extend interview invites at different times. For example, my first interview invite was from Oklahoma. The date listed on this thread for Oklahoma is August 1st. I received a phone call July 20th. Also, I received an email invite with Iowa yesterday (Sept 6th) for an interview on October 20th (with a social the night before). From the looks of other posts it looks like the first invites from Iowa went out Aug 31st. Just a couple pieces of evidence that not all of the schools send every interview invite out at the same time. This is my first application cycle, so I am far from a professional at this thing, but I just wanted to throw some potential hope to those expressing anxiety in previous posts. -I hope that we can keep this thread clean, and contention free. I believe that SDN can be a great medium for sharing information and collaborating to work together for a common goal. Hopefully we can stay positive and mindful that we are all in a heightened sense of anxiety during this waiting period. I graduated from dental school and have been practicing for over 3 years. Currently I have been lucky to go 3/3 with schools mentioned above, so those of you with private practice experience don't feel as though that precludes you from finding success in this application process.