KCH12

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I am going to be a junior and was involved in 4 credit hours of neuroscience research as a sophomore. Is this enough research experience for dental school? Or should I continue working in the lab until I graduate?

If it's not necessary I would rather stop working there and spend my time devoted to shadowing, classes, and a part time job.
 

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I recommend working/shadowing at a doctor's office ideally 100 hours.
 

KCH12

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thanks.. so 1 year worth of research in a lab is plenty of experience in the eyes of dental schools?
 

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You really don't need research to get into dental school, but it's just one of those things that you may have that other people don't that can give you a bit of an edge. I think a year is enough to show that you were dedicated to it, but be sure to be able to talk at LENGTH about your research during interviews, I've seen some people who've done research for years but have really no clue what they're actually doing and the big picture.
 
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