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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. You revived a near decade old thread to ask for the syllabus?
  4. Vancouver: $35-40/hr Rural BC: 40+
  5. Only conditional if you're in 3rd year/meeting the 90 credit requirement this academic year.
  6. Have several people in my class that are applying to medicine while attending dental school.
  7. The waitlist was exhausted last year to the point where the school had to call people they originally rejected to fill the seats.
  8. For the record, the only resource I spent money on was Bootcamp and I had a 26 RC on the cDAT. Would it have been nice for Bootcamp to inform that cDAT only gives 50 minutes on the RC? Sure.
  9. 1a. Use the search function 1b. 2. Sift through that list based on any changes/your stats
  10. ^ what they said. But to answer your question, I think it's a good start to compare what other corporates are doing e.g. Save on Foods does a premium (dependent on how far the area is) on top of their base wage (~$35-37) + $0.xx/km if it's far but still driveable; otherwise, just reimburse for the plane ticket + per diem food costs which is ~$40-50/day. If you can provide something similar or better, I feel like there will be RPhs willing to take on the job.
  11. Strongly agree with this post, especially the bolded parts. It's unfortunate that it's probably too late for countries like Canada and the US provide dental care at a national level, like NHS in UK. Personally, I'd be okay having our salaries decreased if it means more people can have access to dental care. To my knowledge, average dentists earn £40k-£80, and specialists can earn up to £100k, which turns out to be around $70k-$135k for general dentists and ~$170k for specialists. I feel the whole profession is built on sand and it's due for some sort of a crash within the next few decades or so. It will start with the saturation and subsequently corporations leveraging the decreased patient:dentist ratio along with the perpetually increasing tuition to make dental care into a product as opposed to a service. Once that is achieved, it will see a similar fate as pharmacy. (See: Dentistry in the USA)
  12. Yeah nothing too significant, just annoying how obvious of a moneygrab it is though
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