I just graduated with a BS in Biology with a 3.43 overall gpa. It was just recently that decided I wanted to go to dental school. Prior to this, I just wanted to take a year off and hoped to a get into a PHD program and eventually teach. Obviously it is too late for me to apply this year because I haven't taken the DAT yet nor do I have any dentist shadowing experience. So if I apply next summer, I will at least have TWO full years until I start dental school from now. So I ask you, what are my chances and how would you go about doing things if you were in my position? When would you take the DAT etc and what else can I do to improve my chances in all that time? I would appreciate your input.