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    November 2018 DAT Thoughts

    Haha couldn't agree more. I honestly stopped looking at these forums and tried finding other ways to get my mind off these things while waiting for school decisions
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    Officially resigned

    That's great that you found this out now rather than later. Best of luck with everything!
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    PAT cutoff for Western

    21+ is what you always want to aim for in all categories and you'll be golden. 20 is good too.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    Wow, that sucks. I'm doing my undergrad in UMichigan right now and the dentists/dental students here are telling me that most new grads make over 150k comfortably right after school. Some are saying it's common to get $500-800 USD /day minimum depending on where you sign. But that being said their tuition here is a lot more and getting a dental licence here is a lot more work since it's a series of real patient/typodont board exams in addition to part 1 and part 2.
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    DAT what to expect

    Kind of late but i thought the Keyholes, TFE, and angles on Crusher were more representative of what would show up on the Canadian DAT than Datbootcamp. On the Canadian DAT the angles won't be as bad as bootcamps but the TFE and Keyholes were much more difficult than bootcamps. Thats why I honestly don't think DATbootcamp tests represent the Canadian DAT in any of the sections although its still good practice.
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    November 2018 DAT Thoughts

    I think they were released December 13th last year
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    November 2018 DAT Thoughts

    I agree, most of the content on bootcamp don’t apply to the Canadian DAT which is why i didn’t use it much . But ya I had the same experience on my DAT where none of the sections were like bootcamps but it was still a good resource. But yikes when did it become $500?! And I’m surprised most people aren’t posting...?
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    DAT Transcripts

    Thanks! I wana stay in Michigan so that's gonna be my 1st choice
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    Random question but how much would an associate be expected to make 2-3 years out of dental school in the GTA?
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    DAT what to expect

    lol Why are you practicing on the computer? There are DAT resources like DATCrusher with generators that let you print PAT questions
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    Advice about school abroad

    Haha ya you're right. But better than using his high school grades lol @Z32000 I would personally stay here here and get into a school here than going to australia, but that's just me
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    Advice about school abroad

    It depends, what's your first year GPA? That should give you an indication of how you will do in dental school.
  13. Lmaoo unless it's a british accent. Those are cool
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    Practice Tests

    I would say biol and chem were very representative, in fact there were some questions from crusher that showed up on my DAT. For the PAT, the printable generators were the same difficulty level but the practice tests were slightly tougher than the real thing. I guess it's a good thing cause it helped me be more prepared.
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    Practice Tests

    I wrote the DAT twice. The first time there was one question and it threw me off since I didn't think we needed to know that stuff. The second time there weren't any. I think it rarely shows up but varies cycle to cycle
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    Practice Tests

    I don't think it was completely representative of what I saw on my DAT. In fact I didn't seeing a single question from bootcamp on my DAT, but I did see a bunch from other resources meant for the Canadian DAT, so there's definitely more representative materials for the Canadian DAT than bootcamp. It's good for extra practice tho but not needed to do well
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    DAT Prep

    Lmaoo funniest thing i've seen in days. How long did it take for you to write that up?
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    DAT Transcripts

    Just to add to what Arkragon said, I would recommend calling the schools and making sure they recieved your transcript. One of my friends was applying to NYU a few years ago and they never recieved her transcript. She had to call the DAT co-ordinator and get it sent out but by then it was too late :/
  19. I have a few interviews coming up soon at a few american dental schools and needed a stranger to practice with. If anyone is in michigan or wants to practice online feel free to inbox me, thanks!
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    Sorry but you won't be able to. You have to write the November DAT to apply this cycle for those 2 schools. On the bright side you'll be more prepared for next cycle.
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    Both are good but I would say Bootcamp is better compared to Kaplan's PAT. However, DATCrushers is the most representative for the Canadian DAT in my opinion. There's also DATready books which i just learned about, not sure how they are tho since i never used them :/
  22. This. And I think there might be an online version of the dentalschoolexplorer book some where online
  23. I would say the content on DATCrusher is much better than bootcamp, especially because crusher is meant for the Canadian DAT and has printable PAT generators which are significantly better than bootcamp’s generators. lol In fact I had 7-8 biol and chem questions on the real DAT that were from Crusher. Besides Crusher, there's also DATDestroyer which is an amazing learning tool that truly helped me master the chemistry section.. @Anita1010 Most of the resources out there are meant for the American DAT so I would be careful with what you choose since there are differences between the American and Canadian DAT. And I would recommend gooing on CDA's website and checking out the list of topics that will show up on the Canadian DAT and then do content review on those topics regardless of the resource that you use. Once you've done your main content review, I would recommend doing practice tests every 1-2 weeks leading up to the Canadia DAT. Best of luck!
  24. That's not true for other schools, particularly Alberta and Quebec dental schools. For Alberta, you need to score as high as you can or you won't get an interview since MDT is worth 1/3 of your DAT score. And all of the Quebec dental schools look at your MDT score, and starting this year including Mcgill. In fact, Mcgill only looks at your PAT and MDT scores now: "Two components of the DAT are used in the assessment of an application: 1. Perceptual Ability Test - minimum required score of 15 out of 30 2. Manual Dexterity Test - minimum required score of 6 out of 30" ^This is directly from Mcgill's website. So if you want to get into Alberta or Mcgill or any other quebec dental school, I would make sure that MDT score is as high as possible.
  25. I used the subscription one, I don't remember exactly which one because a friend purchased it and I shared it with her. I did go over the relevant chapters in both the Cliff's 3rd Edition and the kaplans book. But before I started studying, I wrote down all of the topics that are covered on the DAT on a piece of paper (Found here: https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/becoming/dat/information/) and read the relevant chapters while hand-writing my own notes. Every few days I would review my notes while creating new notes over a period of time. Everything I wrote down, I knew solid by the time of the DAT.