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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Jon Reremy in Accepted to US school, not Canadian competitive, is the profession worth it anymore?   
    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. 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Jon Reremy in MMI sample question help - dentistry   
    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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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Lario and Muigi in MMI sample question help - dentistry   
    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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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Wade Ronney in MMI sample question help - dentistry   
    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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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from JeBron Lames in MMI sample question help - dentistry   
    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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    longteethgriffy reacted to JeBron Lames in U of T Interview2018 Invite/Rejection   
    HOLLYYYYYYY IM AM TOTALLY ECSTATIC NOW. I GOT AN INTERVIEW HOLY CRAP. I WAS NOTTT EXPECTING THIS. 
     
    AA: 20
    RC: 22
    PAT:19 
     
    GPA: 3.60
    Status: IP
     
    Fourth Year Undergrad.
     
    If anyone wants to practice interviewing, DM me. 
     
    HOLYYYYYY  I CANT BELIEVE IT 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from DentalDayum in DAT carving   
    Booooo get outta here
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from darmanitoba in Anyone Able to Finish All Pre Req in 2 Years?   
    Not sure how the labs are in umanitoba but when I was in undergrad I had a fall semester with 5 labs in it plus tutorials. If you really want to do it and feel you can do it then go ahead. Even though you've only been through one semester gauge how much work you had this sem vs how well you did and think about if you would've been able to handle a higher work load. 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from TeamOnodera in DAT carving   
    Booooo get outta here
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Lario and Muigi in UofT Interview   
    yo i wikid MD but I couldn't find dentistry in it. Explain b 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Driillzz in Any benefit to taking additional pre-requisite courses?   
    Yeah they don't care man. Your best be is to fulfill the pre reqs as well as you can and then go take Intro to Turning on your Computer 101 and How to hold a Fork 201. 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from uber in Which Kaplan Book Should I Be Using?   
    Kaplan blue book is the one that I used to prepare for my DAT. It was pretty cheap cause I got it from indigo for like $40. People are right in that it doesn’t really go in-depth enough in some aspects especially plant/fungi topics. However i was able to supplement that with knowledge from uni courses. If you’re not from a bio background you might want to add Cliffs AP bio to help
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from ysoNaCly in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    Should be enough to get an interview but your interview is gonna need to carry you if u wanna ride high 
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Dentistry101 in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    I literally just gave him a proper answer. He's middle of the pack. He has a good chance since a lot of the class is chosen from there. Interview should be important for him and make or break him. Idk what he was expecting but his GPA is great, his scores are okay. I don't think I need to spell everything out considering we're all grown adults and can figure things out on our own or ask for an explanation if needed. But oh look you're not OP so if he understands what I was trying to say it really doesn't matter does it. Just saying... If you have any questions about how to prepare, interview process, etc just lmk op
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from DentalDayum in Interview Preparation   
    A highly recommend checking with your school and what resources they have available. They often have interview workshops and mock interviews that are really helpful. They also usually have those med school interview dvds which I've seen some people use even though we're not exactly answering med interview questions. Good luck and start early!
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from ronzroyce97 in Question about loans and financial aspect of dentistry in the US for a Canadian student   
    Maybe you’re being a little excessive with the “it’ll choke you for life” part. It’s true he’ll end up with a lot more debt if he goes to the US to study but I don’t really think it would be insane to go to the US as a last resort if he really wants to be a dentist (not saying you said that). You also can’t underestimate how much a dentist actually makes and not just reported.
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from ronzroyce97 in Took the DAT in November   
    Hope you do well! I also saw your other post about finances so for some extra encouragement just remember you're studying to possibly save a few hundred thousands  
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from bluejay14 in Took the DAT in November   
    Hope you do well! I also saw your other post about finances so for some extra encouragement just remember you're studying to possibly save a few hundred thousands  
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from ronzroyce97 in Took the DAT in November   
    Your GPA is alright but I highly doubt you'd have a chance for a dental school with that PAT score/MDT and nothing else to really boost your chances like a 23-24+ score and a higher GPA. I'd highly encourage you to retake it in Feb and prepare. Imo and you can ignore it but going into the DAT with zero preparation is kind of a waste even if you had plans to take it again because there was a chance you didn't have to take it again if you did well. 
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    longteethgriffy reacted to Steins;Gate in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    As someone directly involved in the interview process, I would not only lighten up a bit but also be a bit careful with your tact which may come off as a red flag on interview day.
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from noneed2live in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    This is you 

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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from Steins;Gate in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    I literally just gave him a proper answer. He's middle of the pack. He has a good chance since a lot of the class is chosen from there. Interview should be important for him and make or break him. Idk what he was expecting but his GPA is great, his scores are okay. I don't think I need to spell everything out considering we're all grown adults and can figure things out on our own or ask for an explanation if needed. But oh look you're not OP so if he understands what I was trying to say it really doesn't matter does it. Just saying... If you have any questions about how to prepare, interview process, etc just lmk op
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from straight_teeth in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    I literally just gave him a proper answer. He's middle of the pack. He has a good chance since a lot of the class is chosen from there. Interview should be important for him and make or break him. Idk what he was expecting but his GPA is great, his scores are okay. I don't think I need to spell everything out considering we're all grown adults and can figure things out on our own or ask for an explanation if needed. But oh look you're not OP so if he understands what I was trying to say it really doesn't matter does it. Just saying... If you have any questions about how to prepare, interview process, etc just lmk op
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    longteethgriffy got a reaction from LethalDoseOfSmile in Chances @ U of T dental school   
    I literally just gave him a proper answer. He's middle of the pack. He has a good chance since a lot of the class is chosen from there. Interview should be important for him and make or break him. Idk what he was expecting but his GPA is great, his scores are okay. I don't think I need to spell everything out considering we're all grown adults and can figure things out on our own or ask for an explanation if needed. But oh look you're not OP so if he understands what I was trying to say it really doesn't matter does it. Just saying... If you have any questions about how to prepare, interview process, etc just lmk op
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    longteethgriffy reacted to rocmarc in Nov DAT Marks are Out!   
    Doesn't really matter but they were out for everybody yesterday. They put the marks up in the morning then took them down at night to upload the Nov scale and send the e-mail out. Same thing happened last year and it's explained in both test threads. Whatever though lol.
    You were right
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