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pitt vs. Boston

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jojo418, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. jojo418


    Nov 28, 2006
    which school do you think is better in terms of getting into a specialty? I heard it's Boston from my dentist.
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  3. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    Makes no difference. You get into a specialty on your own merit alone. Not the name of the school. Also it's strange to choose a school based on something you think you want to do without having done any dentistry. Go to whichever you feel comfortable at/is cheaper.
  4. xoxomegss

    xoxomegss 2+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Either way, Boston is an amazing school and an awesome city!:D
  5. UJ007

    UJ007 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Pitt is also an amazing school and an awesome city
  6. CCDD12

    CCDD12 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    BOSTON is where its at!!! LOVE the city and the school
  7. Ething

    Ething Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    Hmm tough call. Pitt dental has a very good name and some top specialty programs.
  8. LIDO

    LIDO 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    It is perfectly o.k. to think that you will go into a specialty. People going to med school usually think this all the time.....who would want to be a family doc? Both of those two schools will get you into a specialty.....just do well and rocks the boards.
  9. LIDO

    LIDO 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    p.s. Pitt living is cheaper
  10. BUdental

    BUdental Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Have u gone on the interviews yet? If not, you should ask some questions about each school. BU so far has been good, there are some problems that if I was on an interview I would ask.
    1.) What do u have to pay for in clinic? Burs, rubber dam stuff, incidentals...
    2.) How easy is it to get patients?
    3.) Are your requirements a number or a competence? How many requirements?
    4.) How many 4th years graduated on time last year?
    5.) When you get a patient, what are some loop holes you have to get through to begin basic procedures
    6.) How are appointments made? Is there competition for appointments?
    7.) What kind of paper work do u need to do in order
    8.) What kind of pass rates do u have for NBDE I and II, or the respective licensure one takes?
    9.) How many externships? How long?

    I have many questions that I would ask dental schools If I was starting again from the beginning. Ask a lot of questions and if you can't think of any, talk to some students from other schools to get ideas for questions. I know nothing about Pitt and can only speak about my experiences. If you have anymore questions feel free to email me.

    Good luck,
  11. lateedmd

    lateedmd 2+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    BU isn't a good school and if you decide not to specialize as I did, after the first year, it is the worst to learn anything other than very basic dentistry cause they send any case that makes you think on the the residents. I want to be a GD but able to do endo, perio and os on my own patients but I wont learn any of that here. Plus even the professors hate the admin, and it seems vice versa.
    Don't go here!!!

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