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  1. https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/accredited I would be cautious of finding your own patients and instead relying on patient finding services. They're expensive but you'd rather do it properly the first time than trying multiple times.
  2. I would recommend being anonymous if that is your real name
  3. I would have a hard time arguing medicine's outlook is going up, but I feel it will take longer before its decline like Pharmacy and Dentistry.
  4. This is something new I learned today, thank you for sharing. This is actually big news, especially for oral surgeons as OS is the only GME funded specialty in dentistry in the States (which is where majority of the grads working in Canada are from). With this new exam, the barrier to practicing oral surgery in Canada has decreased since the 4-6 year residency program whose seats were determined by government funding was the only thing keeping the saturation of oral surgeons from getting worse
  5. Assuming you're open to other professions, try medicine first as supply of physicians is based on residency spots which is better regulated in terms of physician:population ratio (compared to dentist:population ratio). The impact of the equivalency process will be felt soon and corporate will be ready to take advantage of the profession by that point, making the situation similar to what Pharmacy is experiencing. Statistically, medicine is more difficult to get into so preparing for medicine should set you up for dentistry as an option as long as you take the DAT and shadow a dentist for a reference letter on top of the other extracurriculars needed for medicine. Again, this is assuming you're okay with any occupation and just want a safe route to an adequate salary. Refer to the slow decay of dentistry thread for marginally interesting debates.
  6. If money is not an issue and you don't mind studying abroad for the next 4 years, yes. A degree is a degree and thanks to the equivalency process, there isn't much difference when it comes to studying in Canada vs elsewhere. If you feel you might not be prepared adequately for the board exams, just start studying earlier and harder, no big deal.
  7. Which ones are you more likely to get into? I.e., do you have in province status anywhere? The point of my post is that there will be no difference 20-30 years into your practice whether you went to school A or B - aim for the ones you are more likely to get into and when you receive offers, choose based on how much it will cost you to attend. This is applicable to not just dental, but also pharmacy and medical schools, especially in Canada.
  8. 1. Cheapest one you can get into 2. 2nd cheapest one you can get into 3. 3rd cheapest one you can get into 4. 4th cheapest one you can get into 5. 5th cheapest one you can get into
  9. I'd do it too if I had the drive and motivation and never look back. Forget about opportunity cost and etc, this is your life's career we're talking, not just money. In general, dentists have to sell their treatments. Meanwhile, you have people lining up to see a family physician, willing to wait 1-2 hours just to get their diabetes medication refills, and have months long wait times for specialists. I am sure there are dental specialists that do just as well but I would wager that on average (even though it may not be wise to compare averages in a field like dentistry or medicine), MD specialists do better in a multitude of aspects. In addition, corporatization is coming to dentistry, and like Thanos, it's inevitable. It exists in medicine too but I would wager that it may affect dentistry as hard as it hit pharmacy due to the fact that neither of them are subsidized by the government as much as medicine is. The fact that there is no residency set in place as a barrier of entry to practice is detrimental as an increase in seats or a new dental/pharmacy school can easily disrupt the already abysmal pharmacist/dentist to population ratio. If you have the gpa and ECs, don't look back and enjoy your DMD (listen to JohnGrisham and finish the degree!) and MD. Edit: I am genuinely hoping some seasoned MDs can share some of their input as medicine is a field I am not as familiar with compared to dentistry or pharmacy.
  10. It confuses me to no end that there is bashing of ITDs and students that want to return to Canada after attending US/Australia/Irish/etc schools. If I wanted to become a dentist in Canada but couldn't get into a Canadian school, I would find other ways of achieving it (e.g. coming back after completing a dental degree elsewhere). If I were a dentist from a third world country and learned that one can earn a respectable income in the same profession, I would try to come to this country to benefit myself and my family. Don't hate the players, hate the game. Our enemy isn't those that become licensed in Canada to practice dentistry. Our enemy is the legislations that have allowed the saturation to occur in the first place. It would be in the best interest of everyone to find ways to minimize how many dentists get certified in Canada (https://ndeb-bned.ca/en/dental-programs/historical-pass-rates) It would be nice if they didn't accept dentists from other countries the country does not need any more than how many it produces internally. Unfortunately, immigration plays a major role in Canada's growth hence it is not necessarily a viable option.
  11. Q. Which program of study should I enroll in to prepare for dental school? A. There is no preferred program of study in preparation for dental school, however, successfully taking upper level science courses (300 level and up) in a full-load curriculum (12-15 credits per semester) would reflect on your academic ability in dental school. Q. Does the university of my undergraduate education and/or any postgraduate education influence my application? A. No. Q. My school uses a very tough marking scheme. Will I get credit for the difficulty of the program? A. No. For the purposes of assessing eligibility and selection for interview we do not attempt to adjust the GPA for degree of difficulty of the program. https://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/dmd/dmd-faq/ Tl;dr - Just get the highest gpa you can get
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