Do you honestly think that getting a gpa of 3.9 in your undergrad will make you a way better dentist than someone with a 3.3 or even a 3.0. Your undergrad has nothing to do with the actual practice of dentistry. Once you get into dental school everyone is on a level playing field. There is also a good chance that someone with a 3.0 gpa may make a better dentist that someone with a 3.9. Dentistry isn't just about book smarts, its about using the practical skills you learn in dental school, not your undergrad, and someone with a lower gpa may excel in this area. I think that this is a problem with the admission process in Canada and that Canadian school are missing out on a large number of applicants who would make amazing dentists and Australia is lucky to get these student. I'm NOT saying that grades are not important, but that book smarts don't necessarily translate into good dentistry. And if you were to check out my previous post I did only have a 3.1 my first year. However, i did quit playing varsity hockey and currently have around a 3.7 after my first set of mid terms.