Specializing as a dentist!

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  1. FutureDocBerg

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    So this thread goes towards the 3rd and 4th year students.

    I am starting school in the fall and am curious to know what you have all acquired about the aspects of specializing. I know the programs look for grades, research, board I scores. But do you have any opinions on what it takes to get a specialty residency, or even an advanced general dentistry residency??

    I am interested in pursuing an advanced general dentistry residency because I like the idea of being able able to dab into other areas within my competency. (Not knowing how competent ill be, but still!)

    This question is equivalent I guess to an undergrad asking D students how to get in.

    Any input is appreciated.

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  2. HupHolland

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    Post-grad programs look at the same thing dental school looks at: grades, board scores, interest in field, extracurriculars, etc. Certain programs place different weight on each of the above.

    AEGDs and GPRs are generally less competitive than a specialty program.

    Hup
     
  3. webbiest

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    oh..i didnt know there is specialization in dentistry...do you like specialize on just one particular teeth?
     
  4. condoleezarice

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    Yes, of course. I plan on specializing on the left canine, or whatever that tooth is called.
     
  5. sajjy

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    count me in for teeth 33, 36 and 40:D
     
  6. FutureDocBerg

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    Too funny, but thanks guys :thumbup:
     

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