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What can incoming D1s do to prepare for Dental School?

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MolarPower

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Enjoy your free time and relax with friends and family. If you are "really eager" in working ahead then connect with upperclassmen at your school and see if you can get some notes from your first year classes and look through those.
 

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I agree, I really urge you to enjoy your time. You can start studying for CBSE in your first year during the basic science courses are taught. I am finishing my non-cat year and starting my 4 year program in 6 weeks - trust me enjoy your time off. You have another 8-10 years of hard work. I agree with people changing their minds about specialities, it happens across the country all the time. Where I went to school, the class size is small but there were several people that were, I would say pretty set on OMFS, and have changed their minds over the years. You need to start DS, do well, and see what you like! Good luck. Enjoy your time off!
 

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Forget about reading up to get ahead in DS. Think about getting ahead in "life" issues

Use this time to take care of life maintenance details that you will not have time for in the next 4 years. Examples would include…
  1. Car maintenance. (Oil change, tire rotation, filters, etc.)
  2. Property maintenance. (Computer tuned-up, Organize your stuff, Toss out unneeded stuff, Pack to move, Now is a good time for a phone upgrade.)
  3. Body maintenance. (Medial exam, Eye exam, Hair cut/style, Elective surgery, no need for dental exam, Step up the work out routine, Start planning your new physical fitness plan, Get a good tan while you can, Sleep late, etc.)
  4. Mind maintenance. (Read for pleasure, Travel for fun, Relax, Sleep late, Do what you love NOW etc.)
  5. Social maintenance. (Visit with friends and relatives, Do night life NOW, Get things solid with your significant other for the next 4 years, Cut ties that need to be cut, Reach out to new classmates/roommates/neighbors, etc.)
  6. Spirit maintenance. (Rest, Read a spiritual text, Visit your old spiritual group/leaders, Locate new spiritual group/leaders, Develop a spiritual plan for the next 4 years.)
In addition, if you are moving to a new town for school, I would suggest arriving a week before school starts to get acclimated.
 
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Update your resume/CV and keep adding to it periodically through dental school - even D1 year at school vendor fairs there were dentists, companies, DSOs, etc ready to network with D1s. You never know when an opportunity might present itself and you want to always be prepared for one.
 
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Update your resume/CV and keep adding to it periodically through dental school - even D1 year at school vendor fairs there were dentists, companies, DSOs, etc ready to network with D1s. You never know when an opportunity might present itself and you want to always be prepared for one.
do you think having business cards helps?
 
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