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    Incisor94 got a reaction from strawberryjams in The slow decay of dentistry   
    And now, banks have started approving 350K starting this month. That should be alarming in itself. Tuition is rising rapidly I can only imagine what it will be when I graduate.
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from DDSER in The slow decay of dentistry   
    There are a lot of grey areas in dentistry in the US. I've also heard what malkynn is mentioning where insurance companies own dental practices and its becoming an issue in certain states. I have a few family members practicing dentistry in the US who graduated from Canadian dental schools and they aren't concerned at all though considering the income/property/sales taxes are lower and the dollar is strong. But, I agree the equivalency process in Canada is a concern with so many people coming and writing the equivalency exams (plus the ITD programs). There are a lot of threads on this issue but I'm not sure if we can do anything about it. Maybe its not in the interest of the government to close the equivalency process or something....
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    Incisor94 reacted to Borntobewild in The slow decay of dentistry   
    I am not entirely sure if this is true but the equlivalency process is associated with the Canadian Dental Accrediation Agency since they are responsible for accreditation.
    Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada 
    1815 Alta Vista Drive 
    Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3Y6 
    Tel.: (613) 523-7114 
    Toll free: (866) 521-2322 
    Email: cdac@cda-adc.ca
    Going to the US might become a very attractive option for Canadian trained dentists in the future since they ONLY approve licenses to dentists graduating from accredited programs hence Intertnationally trained dentists are unable follow suit. In fact many Canadians trained in the US are deciding to just stay in the US. Some states accept the NDEB written exam and OSCE for licensure such as Colorado and Washington state. Given of course that you have graduated from an accredited school as determined by the American licensing bodies such as the ADA.
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    Incisor94 reacted to DDSER in The slow decay of dentistry   
    I’m sure enough people feel the same way as you, why doesn’t anyone try to form some organization and do something about it. Complaining on forums doesn’t actually accomplish anything
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    Incisor94 reacted to PhD2MD in The slow decay of dentistry   
    Sad that it's a decaying profession

    How will the system carie all of those all of those extra dentists?

     
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    Incisor94 reacted to PhD2MD in The slow decay of dentistry   
    Young grads better brace themselves.
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from medhopeful2 in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Even my advisor said we get the bonus. Talk to your advisor again or maybe give Scotia Customer service a call?
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    Incisor94 reacted to longhaul in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    End of second year, you get 1 paeds case. I think that's what Incisor94 was referring to
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from winner1 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    1) I think 2nd year 2nd term you see your first patient (someone correct me if i'm wrong)
    2) Yes you shadow/assist upper years in main clinic, pediatrics or Oral Surg from February to May in first year.
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    Haven't regretted Scotia one bit. I like how you can accumulate points through Scotia rewards and have the option to apply points towards any travel booked using that card. In essence, I'm not stuck booking through Scotia's travel site which is great! Also, the conversion of scene points to rewards (and vice versa) is a lovely feature to have for those who've accumulated tons of Scene points! And the lounge visits (6 free per year) are a great bonus to have when travelling. 
    RBC does give 3 cents off per litre in gas at Petro Canada but Scotias infinite momentum gives you 4% cashback at all gas stations so that goes further than RBCs card. I've tried both AmEx/Infinite Momentum and Infinite Passport/Infinite Momentum and IMO, the best combo is infinite passport visa + infinite momentum visa since it gives you lounge access and cashback which you could use on anything. Plus, recurring bills (ex. cell phone, PRESTO) get 2% cashback.
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    Incisor94 reacted to PhD2MD in Lines of Credit for Medical Students (Scotia is the best option)   
    You should also switch your debit card to the same point system instead of the default scene points
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    Incisor94 reacted to Zaandrei. in UWO and UofT   
    Pros of UWO:
    Small class size is kinda great Get to do molar endo cases (some of which we shouldn't be doing at an undergrad level LOL)... if you're into that sort of thing. Renovated sim clinic is actually kinda nice - the endo scopes and digital radiographs are quite useful Going digital (finally) starting this June I would assume less competition/harsh environment (idk some people kinda lost their minds come 3rd year but oh well) Rumor is we're getting quite a few more clinical instructors; coverage is mediocre/poor from time to time, but we're still getting things done... kinda. I hate the GTA/traffic/busyness/lines/noise Cheaper to live; can actually own and make use of a car (big pro for me.... I like all things with an engine) Can live within 5 minutes of the dental building (walk) for like $900-1000/month (don't quote me on this, but it's in that range.... I drive to school and pay $55/month to park in a covered garage! try to find that in Toronto -.-)
      Cons of UWO:
    Instructor coverage was a bit hit/miss this year; said to improve Going digital in June... hehe only a Con for our class and the current 2nd years... how will this all integrate/work? nobody knows. Booking system is hell on earth; but also changing in June with the new digital integrated systems/charts Small class size? depends what you want... London? ...like UK? COOL! no. Only two specialization programs here; if you care about that - but IMO it's a pro.... we can to do more things that undergrads don't normally do. Don't be one of those.... didn't even get in yet: "I want to specialize into OMFS.".... you (likely) have very little clue what dentistry is all about  
     
     
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    Incisor94 reacted to Steins;Gate in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    I'm going to share a story about one of my buddies in the first year class at U of T. This person applied 3 times and was waitlisted the first two times (and never got off the waitlist as the waitlist # was well beyond #30). The third time, this person applied again (same DAT/GPA as previous years) and improved on their personality test (after realizing that this played an important part of the overall file score) and got in directly. 
    The point I am trying to make is that the difference between waitlist and straight offer is just improving one aspect of the interview process. To all who have received interviews and are on the waitlist, please do not feel the need to re-write your DAT (unless it is expiring) or improve your GPA unless you are a 3rd year student. Really spend the year trying to improve your interview skills and apply to a broader selection of schools. You are so very close and do not feel discouraged if you do not get off the waitlist. It is such a competitive process that the smallest of margins makes a bigger difference than one would expect. And of course there is lots of luck involved so do not be too hard on yourself.
    If anyone needs help planning for next cycle, I'm all ears and a PM away.
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from Friendlyapplicant in UofT/UWO Waitlist movement   
    Honestly, no one can predict the movements but since UWO came out so late compared to other schools, many are expecting less movement. Its the first time that UofT acceptances came out 2 months earlier than UWO so its anyones guess as to what will happen. Yes its possible for the HWL to clear (or not) but I think @Steins;Gate described it best on another topic. Don't bank on getting off the waitlist, plan for the next cycle by figuring out what you can do to improve your application. Reflect on what area you feel needs the most improvement and remember, if you are competitive enough to be on the waitlist, you are close to an acceptance! If you get off the waitlist, great but if not you aren't far away!
     
     
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    Incisor94 reacted to ResidentSleeper in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Accepted!
    GPA: 4.20
    DAT (AA/RC/PAT): 24/26/22
    Interview performance (personal opinion): I slept in and showed up late :'). I was only in there for 10 minutes too so i thought i goofed.
    ABS: i counted some fruitflies in undergrad, was a part time hip hop artist and ghost writer and had plenty of shadowing at the naturopath's office.
    IP/OOP: IP
    Year: 6th year undergrad
    So excited to be a part of the Law Class of 2022!!!
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from Futur3 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    I live at bayfield and the building is not the best (some people in our class have been dealing with insect problems) but the convienance to walk to class in 5 min makes me stay here! When you have class from 830-530 and get breaks in between for 1.5 hours, it’s nice to go home and nap!  Be aware that these units go quickly once med acceptances come out so if you want to get a unit, apply soon!
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    Incisor94 reacted to BROSCIENTIST in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    The on-campus apartments are basically the same as residence. They are close/convenient but not very nice. Would recommend them for people who don’t care about that or those who don’t drive (bus is not very reliable depending on the line you’re on).
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from winner1 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    It did not clear last year and our best guess is that there are 20-25 people in HWL, and 15-16 people got in from that last year. The number of people on HWL could change this year so there could be more or less in that category.
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    Incisor94 reacted to Steins;Gate in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Congratulations to everyone accepted - one of the users here also received good news last year and was so ecstatic to the point of being "very sweaty" (you know who you are)  . It's a surreal feeling that you will never forget! Welcome to the wonderful profession of dentistry. 
    I have a few buddies waitlisted and I know it sucks. You are honestly so close and at the interview stage, there is a bit of luck involved. Some of the advice I gave my friends included: 1) taking the day off to chill (feel unhappy/sad and get it out of your system, you need some time to unwind a bit), 2) expect nothing and hope for the best (if the waitlist gets to you awesome but don't expect it to... treat it as a pleasant surprise), and 3) have plans for next cycle (will you continue your job? do more volunteering and shadowing? travel, etc.?). You likely did your best in the interview so it may have been the slimmest of margins in terms of being accepted versus waitlisted. Don't be too tough on yourself.
    If you have gotten to the interview stage, it means on paper you are qualified to be a dental student. If this was not your year, it will be your year very soon... just brush up on those interview skills and you will receive an offer eventually! Best of luck to fellow waitlisters and to those rejected, keep working on that application and keep trying - you will eventually get there.
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    Incisor94 reacted to PokemonTrainer in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Although the email will not say directly if you are high/mid/low on the waitlist, the wording of the response may provide some indication as to where you rank on the WL. From last years thread, it was reported that:
    High
    "In recent years, applicants in your position on the Wait List have received an offer of admission."

    Normal
    "Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. Any offer that is not accepted will be filled by an individual from the Wait List."

    Low
    "Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. In recent years, applicants in your position on the Wait List have not received an offer of admission. While there are no certainties, we wanted to communicate this information to you in an attempt to allow you to be as informed as possible in making decisions about your future."
     
    Best of luck!
     
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from Kingston_Dent in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Congrats to those who have been admitted! We look forward to meeting you all in September! And to those waitlisted, be patient and try to see if they can give you more information about your position in the next few days. Good luck!
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from Futur3 in UWO schulich dentistry 2018 accepted/rejected/waitlist   
    Congrats to those who have been admitted! We look forward to meeting you all in September! And to those waitlisted, be patient and try to see if they can give you more information about your position in the next few days. Good luck!
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from Friendlyapplicant in UWO autobio sketch red flagged   
    From what I remember, that information is collected for stats purposes only. They don’t use it as part of your application to the school. For the awards section, I don’t think it would be a huge deal to not list the dates as long as you put a verifier for it. The admissions team is aware of the variability of the ABS so don’t worry about it!
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from chowsmarturwhendaK9come in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    My educated guess says either the end of next week or the first week of May.
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    Incisor94 got a reaction from chowsmarturwhendaK9come in Schulich Interview Invites 2018   
    For perspective, our results last year came out earlier than expected. Wouldn’t be surprised if they did again this year! I’d say check student centre around 12:01am from next week to see if they’re out
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