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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by EyeCandy, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. EyeCandy

    EyeCandy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2001
    I was hoping someone could shed some light on my letter of recommendation situation. Would it be wise for me to have a letter from a physical sciences professor (statistics, calculus, etc) as my non-science letter of rec rather than from a sociology, history, or another social sciences professor??? All input is appreciated. :)
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  3. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    I'll try to shed some light.....

    To be honest with you, if your dental school of interest requires a "non-science letter", I would strongly recommend you to obtain one from a current practicing dentist that you have shadowed and learned from. If you haven't shadowed any dentists yet, then I would suggest you start to do that as well.

    Otherwise, your plan of getting a "non-science" letter from a physical science professor should be fine! A "non-science" professor is a "non-science" professor, doesn't matter if (s)he teaches Calculus, Drawing, or Sociology!

    I'd go the dentist route of getting a "non-science" letter!

    Good luck :cool:
  4. brianm74

    brianm74 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    I agree with Yah-E on this- shadowing dentists looks good on the application, plus you get a letter of recommendation as well. Also, experiences in shadowing dentists gives you ammunition when you write your personal statement for the AADSAS application.
  5. StarGirl

    StarGirl ..... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    anyone w/ credential that will write you an AWSOME letter will be fine...but a dental profession that's highly respected would be best!
  6. EyeCandy

    EyeCandy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2001
    Thanks for the input guys!!
    I may have left some stuff out about my letter of rec situation but I do have volunteer experience and a couple of cool science profs that will write a letter for me. My concern was weather I should use a physical sciences (stats, calc, etc) prof's letter to fulfill the non-science letter that most schools seem to want their applicants to have. The reason why I am thinking about having a physical sciences prof letter is b/c I know a math prof really well and would rather ask her instead of a social sciences prof. I know that there are a lot of dental school acceptees that frequent this forum who know about the specifics of the application process...I hope you guys can help, thanks.

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