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McMarauder last won the day on November 5 2019

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  1. and there you have it folks... let the grooming of future dental corp dentists begin.
  2. going back to what I was saying about corporates... looks like they're starting to target dental schools directly. https://paherald.sk.ca/2019/09/12/u-of-s-receives-over-1m-from-dentalcorp-for-prince-albert-campus-clinic/
  3. you could call up U of A admissions and ask if they have a transfer credit guide for courses from your university. I was able to do that when I transferred universities, but both universities were in Ontario.
  4. It's interesting that a significant portion of the bashing comes from people who haven't even made it into dental school yet. There was someone in this exact thread a few years ago who was totally against the reciprocal agreement with Australia. I guess they must have been very confident with their chances of getting into a Canadian dental school. Ironically, they ended up going to the University of Sydney for dental school.
  5. I knew 2 people who got in the year I did, but either could not get a big enough LOC or did not qualify for an LOC all together. They just didn't go. Sometimes I feel like they're better off for not going.
  6. Unless things have changed since I got into Melbourne 8 years ago, you need to have a co-signer. I actually had TWO co-signers.
  7. I see your logic, but what you're paying for with all those applications is maximizing your chances of getting in. Let's say a competitive person only applied to Western + UofT and screwed up their interview and didn't get in. They'd have to wait a whole cycle, and delay earning over 100K in income. Spending the extra $1200 pays itself off (you can earn that, if not more, in a day as a dentist).
  8. Most people don't really know. the thing with dental treatment is that a lot of it can be less than ideal, but it'll still "work" for a period of time. There's more than one reason for those job postings. While an ITD may be an excellent dentist clinically, the practice owner needs to select a dentist that is a good fit for the practice and the patient base. There is probably some racial bias behind these job postings as well. Many people assume that ITD's won't be able to speak English in a way that is understandable, or that they won't fit in with "Canadian culture", and will have trouble building rapport with patients and the dental team. I worked in a practice 1.5 hours away from Toronto, with a mainly Caucasian patient base (apparently the population in this area was held strong white nationalist views). Many patients openly asked for a "Canadian Dentist", which usually meant that they wanted someone who was white. On numerous occasions, I could hear my receptionist explain to new patients that despite having an Asian last name that I was born and raised in Toronto, spoke perfect English and was very "Canadian". I also had MANY patients complain to me about my Indian colleague's accent or the fact that she spoke too softly under her mask (at least that's what they would say if they did not want to comment on her accent), despite the fact that she was a good dentist.
  9. In my own experience I have come across terrible dentists trained in Canada, Australia, India, South Africa, and the UK. I have also come across excellent dentists trained in Canada, Auustralia, India, South Africa and the UK. Having been exposed to so many different dentists from across the world and different institutions, I'm starting use origin of training less and less as an indication of competency.
  10. that I would have no clue. However, I have met a few Aussie dentists who specialized in the states.. don't know any that specialized in Canada. One of my instructors (Periodontist) was telling me how he had interviewed at UofT for ortho. He's an Irish trained dentist (many years prior to the reciprocal agreement). I had 2 other instructors that specialized in the states with their Melbourne general degrees. One was a prosthodontist who trained in Kentucky, and the other was a periodontist who trained at NYU.
  11. https://www.cda-adc.ca/cdacweb/en/international_professionals/ In addition, the following general dentistry programs are also considered accredited: Effective March 30, 2010, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Australian Dental Council (ADC). Effective December 15, 2011, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ). Effective December 5, 2012, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Irish Dental Council. The whole point of the reciprocal agreement is so that the CDAC will recognize AU, NZ and IR general dental programs as accredited. it's not limited to Canada+US.
  12. Your opinion of Australia may change once you live there. I lived in Australia for 6 years (4 years for dental school, 2 years working as a dentist) and at first I thought I'd stay. I landed in Melbourne in January 2012, escaping a brutal Toronto winter. Met my now wife and made lots of good friends, many of whom I consider to be my closest friends. I ultimately decided to come back to Canada (Saskatchewan of all places) for several reasons. Lots can change in a few years.
  13. I work 9am-7pm 4 days a week, and 9-5 2 saturdays a month. So i only really get wednesday and saturday off. it's not the greatest, but the day off during the week allows my wife to go to work (she's also a dentist), and I get to spend time with my kid. the flexibility of your hours are dependant on the clinic.
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