7 Step 4 Fill out your application 7 Parts:Applicant InformationEducationProfessional ExperiencePersonal StatementLetters of Evaluation (LOEs)Release StatementDental School Designations
8 Fill out your application Part 1 Applicant Information Biographic InformationAddress, Ethnicity, Place of Birth, etc.Parent and FamilyBackground InformationManual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, dentist in family, violation of laws, languages, etc.Disadvantage Status
9 Fill out your application Part 2 Education High School Information (no transcripts)Colleges AttendedAll undergraduate, graduate and professional schools you have attended or plan to attend (with transcripts)CourseworkALL coursework completed exactly as it appears on your transcriptDAT Scores
10 Fill out your application Part 3 Professional Experience Academic Enrichment ProgramsAwards, Honors and Scholarships (5 max)Dentistry/Shadowing Experience (10 max)Extracurricular, Volunteering, and Community Service (10 max)Research Experience (5 max)Work Experience (5 max)
11 Fill out your application Part 3 Dentistry/Shadowing Experience Need to include:Name of supervisorPosition TitleType of Dentistry ObservedBrief description of activitiesTotal Number of HoursPosition type (Paid, volunteer, shadowing, other)Start Month/YearEnd Month/Year
12 Fill out your application Part 3 Extracurricular/Volunteer/Service Need to include:Name of OrganizationPosition TitleBrief description of activitiesAverage Weekly HoursTotal Number of HoursStart Month/YearEnd Month/YearO, remember, remember not to misrepresent your mission. Only include hours you actually spent in community service.
13 Fill out your application Part 3 Research Need to include:Principal InvestigatorLocation of Research ProjectPosition TitleBrief Description of activitiesTotal Number of HoursPosition type (Volunteer, Academic Credit, Paid)Start Month/YearEnd Month/ Year
14 Fill out your application Part 3 Work Experience Need to include:Name of EmployerPosition TitleCityStateBrief DescriptionTotal Number of HoursStart Month/YearEnd Month/Year
15 Fill out your application Part 3 Professional Experience This section will probably take the most amount of time aside from your Personal Statement. Make sure to start early so this section won’t hold you up. It is best to keep track as you go along. For help with this, see the Professional Experience Excel Spreadsheet on our website.
16 Fill out your application Parts 4-7 Part 4- Personal Statement (coming up)Part 5- LOEs (coming up)Part 6- Release StatementsApplication CertificationYou certify that all the information in your application is correctAdvisor Release StatementYou can give or deny permission for your Pre-Health Advisor to see your DAT scores and Dental School acceptances.Part 7- Dental School DesignationsSelect the Dental Schools you want your application sent to
17 Step 5 Writing your Personal Statement Advice:Start early (6 months to a year ahead of time). Writing a Personal Statement takes a lot of time.Have as many people read it as you can.Use stories to tell about yourself (if a picture is worth a thousand words, a story can tell a thousand traits).Avoid listing things, especially things that are included in other parts of your application.Stick to the word limit (4,500 characters including spaces)
18 Step 5 Writing your Personal Statement Resources:The Writing Center on campusThe Career Prep Services at the main ADCThe PowerPoints and examples on our website/I-Learn (coming soon)Brother Cameron’s presentation on I-Learn (coming soon)
19 Step 6 Letters of Evaluation LOE ServiceBYU-Idaho offers a LOE service to help you with your letters. Sister Krumblis takes care of your letters and informs you when you have received one. She is also the one who uploads your letters to AADSAS. She will keep it on file for up to 5 years. It is your responsibility to tell her when and what letters to upload. Make sure not to wait until the last minute.
20 Step 6 Letters of Evaluation LOE Service InstructionsVisit the LOE Service page on the Health Professions WebsiteDownload and fill out the Evaluator FormGive the form to your evaluator and ask them to turn in the form with their letterIn the AADSAS LOE section, enter in Haley Krumblis’ information and designate that a committee letter will be uploadedSis Krumblis and tell her which letters you want uploaded
21 Step 6 Letters of Evaluation LOE Service FormYour CAS ID is your AADSAS Application ID and it can be found in the top right corner of any section of your applicationIf you do not have your AADSAS ID when you give the form to your evaluator, leave it blank, but make sure to include it in your to Sis Krumblis when she uploads themDo not worry about the “Letter CAS ID”When you fill out the form, make sure to sign the “Declaration of Confidentiality”Note: Most schools will not accept letters if they know you have seen them
22 Step 6 Letters of Evaluation LOE Advice:Give plenty of time for your evaluator to write your letter. About a month is recommendedProvide your evaluator with a packet of information to aid them in their letterEx: Provide them with an unofficial transcript, a résumé, or your Personal StatementThe most important quality in a letter is that it is personal
23 Step 7 Transcripts Transcript Matching Form The Colleges Attended section allows you to print Transcript matching Forms. AADSAS requires that you print a Transcript Matching Form for each transcript being requested. Your official transcript must have a Transcript Matching Form attached to it when it is sent into AADSAS.
24 Step 7 Transcripts Transcript Requests To request an official transcript from the school, visit and fill out the Transcript Request Form. Take that form and the Transcript Matching form from AADSAS to Kimball 190. BYU-I will send it out for free.
25 Cost to ApplyFor the Application Cycle, the base fee for using the AADSAS Application System was $235 (which included one school) and $75 for each additional school. We cannot know for sure if these costs have stayed the same or if they have increased until AADSAS opens again.
27 Where to go…?Choosing a dental school is not always easy. There are a number of different things to take into account when trying to choose where to apply. Things to look at are:TuitionEquipment costsResidencyLength of programScholarships offered.
28 Where to go…?Not only should you take into consideration the cost of the program and the means by which you will pay for it, but also:LocationThe school's philosophy and teaching styleInstructor to student ratioFocus of the program (clinical, research, etc)
29 Where to go…?The search for a dental school can be a lengthy process, but the best way to get a feel for what you like in a dental school is to research each school. You can go to their website, talk with those dentists you have shadowed to see what they liked about the school they attended, contact the admissions committee or even tour their campus.