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Everything posted by longteethgriffy

  1. They usually accept apps til Dec, Interviews in Feb/March, and acceptances/waitlist in April. Like cleanup said you probably want to check out websites yourself for the specifics
  2. In terms of weight it's not important at all since those questions only make up a few of biology. If its not your strong suit and you think you'll end up spending too much time/effort/brain space memorizing all that I'd say put your effort somewhere more worth-while. Do try your best at learning the "zoology" section of bio though
  3. Yeah i'll tell you right now from first hand experience Canadian dental schools are not as bright and shiny as you think they are. Wouldn't say the quality of education I'm getting is at all impressive enough to shit talk other people. But it's difficult to have a discussion about this with someone who only goes by "I've talked to a lot of dentists and they've said this and that." People only tell half truths a lot of the time and you shouldn't take their word for it.
  4. Just getting into Canada doesn't prove you have work ethic lol. You really gotta stop speaking out of your ass
  5. Hey man theres nothing wrong with going to Australia. He can always come back to Canada/the States in his 2nd year if he works hard. Ay Panini don't you be a meanie
  6. Don't stress yourself out with particulars about what materials to study with. Just find things that have the required content in a format you like and study it. A lot of what is tested is also what you learn in your biology/chemistry classes. Depending on where you're applying you probably want to aim for around 21+ if you're going to attempt Canada. Soap carving unless you're aiming for a specific school is probably going to be a waste of time (using the term liberally). Make a study schedule and say you'll study X amount of chapters/topics/hours whatever your goal is and maintain it. If you have self-discipline you should turn out alright.
  7. UofT doesn't require any but Western will I think require you to have 2 reference letters. UofT however will require a personal statement which I think Western also requires
  8. Wow mario sorry I mean lario that was very unprofessional of you. Leave this poor kid alone.
  9. Dental School student at the University of Toronto selling my used Kaplan DAT review book. Located in the GTA and selling for $40 obo. Willing to give a few pointers and answer questions on meet up. Also if interested, willing to help with dental school interview prep for an hourly fee. Thanks
  10. 45 min one way really doesn't sound that bad if you enjoy living at home and the luxuries it offers ie laundry, meals, family time, commitments, etc. My commute is right now 1hr to 1hr 15 minutes and at times its a little tiring but really if you told me I had to do it for the rest of my time at UofT in order to keep attending I'd do it. Luckily you always have options so if you want to test the waters for a semester thats totally doable as well
  11. Gonna have to take away your acceptance now you made your mama cry smh
  12. After seeing your stats I'd say everything looks great but your DAT is really the one thing holding you back. It's getting pretty competitive and UWO doesn't have as many spots as say UofT so competition I dare say might be even higher. You may consider rewriting the DAT
  13. I know ur a troll but ur not even in med school yet LOL prob the saddest shit I've seen today ty for the good chuckle though
  15. Yeah you can do that. Thats what most people do but like longhaul said you gotta select the schools before you take the test. You should however be able to pay the CDA to send extra transcripts to schools you didn't include initially. I think its like $50 ea or something.
  16. It’s probably not the interview styles but rather the US generally is less competitive than Canadian schools tbh
  17. During our whitecoat ceremony we had to take I think a modified Hippocratic oath that more related to modern dentistry
  18. I'd probably rephrase it like saying "When I was young I had poor understanding of oral hygiene. I've since improved it and I've noticed what a difference it makes etc etc etc." Kind of makes it seem less nasty/blunt but thats just me mang
  19. If dentistry is really for you, go for it. I'm not saying the debt will be easy to pay back because we all know US school debt is a bitch but if you'd really rather do dentistry than be a cop you should do what makes you happy (obviously easier said than done). You don't want to be regretting your job decision 15-20 years from now because of just money. We make out money to be a huge thing and although it is, being happy and in a profession you truly love I think is a lot more important. You can disregard what I say if you think it's all BS because after all I'm not in your situation but for a time I did think I was going to have to go to the US. I probably would've done it too because I wanted to be a dentist more than I was scared of debt.
  20. This is just me: 1) Ask if she would be comfortable sharing reasons as to why she hasn't looked for dental treatment for her child since dental health at a young age is important. 2) Obviously if she's looking to seek monthly treatment then theres a possibility of financial problems and the dentist you volunteer for might not be able to help for free so give alternatives. Helpful things would be to ask what his/her oral health routine is? Does he/she like to eat sweets? Does he/she drink lots of OJ before brushing or before bed? etc etc. Advise her on things you actually know about. 3) Assuming she has financial problems and will qualify, Canada actually has a program called Healthy Smiles. This is for people 18 and under who also come from families meeting the income requirements (ie under a certain amount). There's a good chance she doesn't know about this so point her in the right direction and hopefully with what you've done you've been able to help improve her childs oral health and made a positive impact. For a question like this, having outside info would benefit you a little since it sounds much better to list a concrete program/grant instead of more vague options however being able to suggest a government grant/ program would improve your answer anyways
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