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2  I have not yet been accepted  No school has started acceptances at this point in time  I have been interviewed at 6 schools

3  Help others  Relieve pain  Increase self-esteem  Prevent pain  Educate  Long term care/relationship with patients  Work with hands  Run your own business  Generally work 4 days a week  Financially rewarding

4  Work with people  Communicate to employees and public  Work with hands (manual dexterity)  Leader/Manager  Educator  Hard worker  Critical thinker  Well organized  Compassionate

5  1. Fulfill the prerequisites  2. Get involved  Organizations  Research  Service  3. Observation  4. DAT  5. Application  6. Interview  7. GET ACCEPTED

6  No pre-dental major  Only prerequisites  Biology Major fulfills almost all requirements  Degree is not required BUT recommended  Choose a major that interest you  Give full attention to your studies  Competitive GPA is around a 3.7  Have to get a C or better in required courses  Dental school will look to see if you used freshman forgiveness  Form a close relationship with academic advisor

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8  Quality is better than Quantity  Leadership  Service  Research  Work experience  Pre-dental or pre-med group  ASDA (American Student Dental Association) ASDA

9  Officer of a club/organization  Captain of sports team  Manager  Etc.

10  Get involved with community service  Dentistry is a service to the community  You can’t say that you want/like to help others and not get involved in community service  Hospital, Food Banks, Nursing Homes, Biology Club, etc.  Need to be able to work with public

11  Build a strong resume  Critical thinking  Organization  Time Management  Team work  Talk to Dr. Jackie or Dr. Reagon for opportunities in Biology

12  Not required BUT it shows time management  Try to get a job in a dental office even if it’s just during summer  Hygiene assistant does not require any certification  Sterilize equipment  Scan X-rays  Receptionist  Prepare trays and rooms

13  It is required by most schools  OSU requires 40 hours with at least 2 dentist  I recommend shadowing all specialties as well  General Dentist  Oral Surgeon  Endodontist  Orthodontist  Periodontist  Pediatric Dentist  Keep a journal of what you experienced  Watch YouTube videos of the procedure afterward

14  Dental Admissions Test  4 Sections  Natural Sciences  Biology  General Chemistry  Organic Chemistry  Quantitative Reasoning (Math)  Reading  Perceptual Ability  Scale 0-30  17 average  21 is a competitive score

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17  Applications open beginning of June  Rolling acceptance  Most apply summer between junior and senior year  If prerequisites are done try to apply you might get in  Apply through ADEA AADSAS standard appADEA AADSAS  Takes time to fill out  Write personal statement ahead of time  Get Letters of Recommendation arranged ahead of time  Gather all other info ahead of time  Even though you can’t fill out the app early you can get on the website and see what information is required

18  Most schools will require a secondary application after they receive the primary application  Generally consist of personal information and a few short essays  Why dentistry  Why this school  Observation experiences  Along with the secondary app they will require a fee  ~$50-100

19  Most applicants apply to 5-8 schools  Plan for ~$5,000 in application fees  This includes cost of:  Application  DAT  Supplemental fees  Traveling expenses for interviews  Hotels, gas, plane tickets  Suit for interviews

20  Every school requires an interview before acceptance  Getting the interview is the hardest part  OSU 886 application 216 interviews  At this point you will have a 50% of being accepted  OSU interviews 216 people for 110 seats  Allows the admissions committee to get to know you  Send a thank you letter afterward

21  Tell me about yourself  Why Dentistry  Strengths  Weaknesses  Why this school  Why should we pick you (what makes you unique)  How do you manage time  How will you handle the work load of dental school  Where else have you applied  Scenario/Ethics question

22  According to ADEA policies no applicant will be accepted before Dec 1 st  Interviews and acceptances may or may not continue after this date

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24  studentdoctor.net (SDN)  ADEA virtual dental fair   ASDA  predentals.com

25  Contact Information:  Ryan Kinn 


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