I searched, but did not find this addressed previously in the forums. Different programs have different requirements for letters of recommendation. There are a few programs that require 4 letters of recommendation, some programs require a dean's letter, others do not. For those who have been on the other side of applications (residents), my question is is it considered taboo to send more than the required amount of letters of recommendation? If I have 4 letters of recommendation, should I send them all to a program that asks for 3? And should I bother including the dean's letter to programs that do not require it? I don't know the dean, and I imagine he won't be able to write much beyond restating what my grades and board scores are. I have 4 OMFS faculty who will write letters of recommendation for me and just wanted to know if it is considered ok to send all 4 +/- the dean's letter to the programs I am applying to. Thanks.