I was just wondering, I know Western will be opening a dental school for Fall 09 and obviously it will be a low end dental school but how long does it usually take for a school to get credibility as a good institution in terms of Dentistry and can you guys see it becoming a good school as time goes by?
One's concern as a pre-dental student is to get an acceptance to an accredited dental school, period. I remember a few years ago when I first joined SDN that ASDOH was frequently attacked on these boards... yet today the prevailing attitude seems to be that it is one of the better dental schools out there. I've met with an ASDOH class of '07 member and her fellow GPR residents, and they all expressed their sorrow that they did not apply to ASDOH after hearing about her experiences there.
I fully intend to apply to Western and will not hesitate to attend if it is my only acceptance. Obviously, when one is dealing with multiple acceptances, questions such as the OP's will become more applicable.