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  1. Connecticut, Massachusetts and ny have very generous Medicare/Medicaid programs so you would be able to get a ton of surgery experience if you do a busy gpr program. Fixed prostho is very program dependent
  2. Nope. There is virtually no difference. They do not consider the school in admissions. In the USA they would but overall its still a very small aspect of the application and GPA matters more.
  3. https://www.adea.org/ADEA/Content_Conversion/dental_education_pathways/Instructions/AADSAS_Instructions/GPA_Calculations.html
  4. the dat is about 15% of your preinterview score, it is a minimal factor compared to your GPA which is around 60-65%. I wouldn't worry too much in your case.
  5. PAT is kinda low. To be comfortable I'd say 21 or above DAT scores is where you want to be. If you get 22/23 you will be above the average applicant. I'd look at your study strategy and see how you can improve every score.
  6. Can you elaborate on "punished severely" and what kinds of situations were involved?
  7. The full curriculum is pass fail including Med and dentistry. Grades are internal. There is a distinction for top 30, 20 and 10% of the class however and scholarships/awards for top grades/evaluations in courses etc.
  8. I'm not sure corporate dentistry would cause oversupply of dental services... it would definitely drive up the value of practices I agree. The issue with oversaturation has to do with desirability of location ie. bigger cities have more concentration of dentists, but add a huge number of foreign grads and there is significantly less dentistry to go around = lower earnings
  9. I think that a significant reason for the over saturation is the number of foreign trained dentists who have been licensed since Canada has relaxed its regulations for this in the past 10 years. There’s data showing a dramatic increase in the number of foreign trained dentists licensed recently. I’d bet the majority of them are choosing the major cities in Canada for their practices.
  10. Volunteer, teach at dental school, public health clinic work, work for the government in underserved communities in the north. Lots of options out there for someone interested
  11. For a number of states it is not even required if you take the Candian OSCE. And as of now there are six states that accept the DLOSCE as a pathway to licensure.
  12. The lowest competitiveness is between radiology, oral path/oral medicine, and Dental public health. The data from the ADEA is available online regarding this. Of course this can vary dramatically between programs.
  13. Not difficult at all. I'd recommend doing the US boards regardless so you dont have to restudy later in your life if you choose to go practice there. Licensing requirements differ from state to state, though so you'd need to ensure that aspect is covered. There is often an additional practical exam like the NERB/ADEX to take for many of the states. If you do a residency, however, you would be eligible for licensure without that exam for approx. 8 states. NY state is the only state where in order to practice you need to have completed a residency.
  14. Depends on the specialty, but your personal statement and reference letters are always super important. GPA matters more for certain specialties.
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