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  1. cookiemonster99

    The slow decay of dentistry

    seems like the job market isn't that bad then
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    Well....I'm not sure about all of the dental schools in Canada but yes there are grads in Canada that graduated with very minimal clinical experience compared to some US or Aus schools. I do agree everything else you've said. The amount of practices in major cities that are looking for people who can just step in and complete "complex" work is increasing and mentorship in major cities may also be lacking due to competition. Not to say there aren't any opportunities available but it's becoming rarer and rarer.
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    Doctor, dentist, or pharmacist?

    just explore your options . No need to rush into a decision right now. You have tons of time to explore all sorts of careers prior to making an informed decision. You have to remember that many people here are quite biased because this forum is more of a "med school" orientated forum not a "allied health professional" forum. Take what you read from here as a grain of salt and do your own thing. figure things out your own way. Just remember: GPA is king. Keep your marks high and doors will open.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    That is a horrible way to pick your healthcare practitioners........... If you think that the Canadian or US system is superior, then I fear you are quite ignorant of the fact that there are many countries that produce very qualified doctors/dentists. Some of these people who are passing the equivalency process are actually specialist from their own respective countries. Now i'm not gonna say you're completely wrong as to there are some countries that produce lower-tier graduates or their graduates are just not trained as well as graduates from Canada/US/Aus/Uk/Ireland/Europe. Even within these countries there is a HUGEEEEEEEEEE variation between the amount of clinical work that their graduates do prior to being "let free" on the public. I've heard Canadian dental grads only doing 1 extraction and maybe 1 root canal before they graduated from dental school IN CANADA. Would you trust yourself with a dentist like that? Or would you prefer someone who graduated from a "non-accrediated program" who's completed the equivalancy process and has done thousands of these procedures? just my 2 cents
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    NDEB equivalency process

    It's probably to do with the lack of dentists in Canada. Big cities is saturated, but smaller and rural towns there is still a lack. So getting more dentists qualified might push some of these to rural places to practice fulfilling the need. I have no idea tbh. it's just my speculation.
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    NDEB equivalency process

    I had no idea that happened lol....
  7. cookiemonster99

    NDEB equivalency process

    https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/resources/historical-pass-rates there is information on the NDEB website Historical pass rate for both accredited programs and equivalency process
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    Denture kit

    You're gonna spend a lot of time making dentures in dental school.......you don't need more practice lol..... The fact that you want to use real teeth to make dentures kinda creeps me out..... It's ok to use those teeth to practice RCTs. but dentures...?
  9. cookiemonster99

    Denture kit

    ^ that
  10. cookiemonster99

    Denture kit

    what are you going to do with those....? ebay?? maybe?
  11. There are way more med schools in america than canada. you have a better shot getting into med school in the US. Unless you already have family or something or are engaged to a canadian, i would concentrate on getting into a US med school
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    Dental students please help

    yes...a lot of toothpaste have baking soda
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    Dental students please help

    I'm not sure about those products. After a quick google search I saw that they use sodium bicarbonate which is not really what dentists use for whitening. We generally use carbamide peroxide but they are generally used in office through special methods where there is isolation of the teeth you want to bleach or whiten The whitening toothpaste just have more abrasion component in it that lets you scrub away a bit more surface staining so it can appear whiter Generally, whitening have side effects like gum sensitivity but it varies between individuals. Be careful when buying these type of products online as they aren't regulated and generally are a waste of money in my opinion. white teeth are a combination of your diet, age, and even race play a factor in it. if you want white teeth... stop drinking so much coffee tea and red wine. that's generally what i tell my patients lol....
  14. there are no pre-dental programs in Canada designed to get you into dental school. Just satisfy all the requirements for you to apply to dental school in Canada and the US during ur undergrad.
  15. that makes things easier. If you want to do an undergrad in Canada and apply to Canadian and US dental school then that would be your best shot at eventually practicing in the US. Don't go outside of North America to do your dental degree then. The australia/Ireland pathway doesn't work for the US