Here at Case, I had more free time my first two years of dental school than I ever had in Undergrad. For one thing, you're on a P/F grading system, so whether you get a 70 or a 99 on a test, it doesn't matter. Also, they build in "Independent Study" to the curriculum. So, for example, you may have "Independent Study sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-5:00 and Wednesday from 8:00-12:00. The only time I ever actually used these study sessions was when finals were approaching. Other than that, most of the semester had several days where I was done at noon and could go golfing, hang out with the family, etc. I feel like it was the perfect setup. I know a bunch of chumps on this forum will say, "Oh, you must have learned next to nothing so far in dental school." The way they've set up the curriculum, they present the information, and let you dive as deep into it as you like. So some people wasted a bunch of time memorizing chemical structures of the Kreb's Cycle, while others focused a little more on operative, fixed prostho, etc. Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me.