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hi everyone im new to this site and just recently decided to pursue dentistry. I've been reading through some threads and I have a couple of questions:

1) For the DAT, what does TR stand for?
2) Also, for these american dental schools, if you complete your undergrad for 4 years, do they look at all 4 years when applying or your best 2 yrs. Im from Ontario, Canada and over here schools like Western and Toronto look at best 2 years.
3) Lastly, ive heard from some people that most american dental schools accept the Canadian DAT..can anyone clarify because i dont plan to write the american DAT and have already wrriten the Canadian.

Thanks in advance!
 
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1. TR? Do you mean QR? which is quantitative reasoning (math). Maybe TR is something on the Canadian DAT

2. They look at all 4 years, but upward trends are important if you have some poor grades.

3. I would just look at each school's website that you're interested in to see if they take the Canadian DAT.

I also would recommend getting the ADEA Official Guide to dental schools. Found here https://access.adea.org/adeassa/ecssashop.shopping_page
It has a lot of great information--Average DAT scores, # of out of state applicants accepted, interviewed, % of ethnicities, prerequisite courses...all the good stuff.