red flag?

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  1. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Help me out here fellow Pre-dents. What constitutes as a red flag on an application?
     
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    7amsho 2+ Year Member

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    something that would make the interviewers raise their eyebrows when reading about it
     
  4. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    like??
     
  5. DentalDoge

    DentalDoge 2+ Year Member

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    Well ... 1st degree homicide charges are usually pretty bad.
     
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    cacajuate 2+ Year Member

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    Making a post asking this question is a red flag.
     
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    xerxes106 2+ Year Member

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    I think anything sexual assault related is automatically a red flag for most........crimes in general. Ask yourself: would you want you as your dentist if you did your particular crime/red flag?
     
  8. DentalDoge

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    Vehicular manslaughter ...
     
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    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Ok I'm talking about more in terms of Academics. Number of C's, Gap year between Undergrad and masters etc etc. Not the above that are at the extreme end of 'Red Flags'

    I believe if one has a 1st degree homicide charge, geting denied Dental school admissions is the least of his/her worries
     
  10. yeslek88

    yeslek88 5+ Year Member

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    Do you mean red flags on an otherwise good application? Or are you asking what constitutes a sh*tty application?
     
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    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Red flags on a good application. I'm just asking since I'm not entierly sure what people classify as Red flags
     
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    Downward trend in GPA (4.0 freshman year to 2.0 senior year)
    3+ W's without a good reason
    A few years off doing nothing (i.e. no work, school, shadowing, volunteer)
     
  13. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    Describing a mission trip you took where 10 dentists watched in amazement as you did full mouth extractions.
     
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    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

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    How prevalent is this? Does this include missions trips that are through school clubs?
     
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    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Seeing as it is that no single pre-dent student in the world can ever do a 'Full mouth extraction', I would say NOT prevalent at all
     
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    ICUrunning On the Iron Path 2+ Year Member

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    Lol im stupid, of course no one does full mouth.

    Although, I've heard some pre-dents have done "work" on patients when they were not licensed to practice. Just wondering how prevalent that is, if it is in fact, true.
     
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    Students at my school do this, and have been doing this through a yearly trip. They've begged me to come, but I find it unethical.
     
  18. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Working as a dental assistant by suctioning or maybe doing the fluoride cleanings yourself isn't a big deal. When I shadowed I assisted the dentist during suctioning.
     

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