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  1. https://www.adea.org/ADEA/Content_Conversion/dental_education_pathways/Instructions/AADSAS_Instructions/GPA_Calculations.html
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Can you elaborate on "punished severely" and what kinds of situations were involved?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Depends on the specialty, but your personal statement and reference letters are always super important. GPA matters more for certain specialties.
  13. Heard that U of A does full mouth rehabs and implants but maybe I’m wrong about that
  14. There are top notch programs at University of Alberta, McGill-MGH, McGill-Jewish General Hospital.
  15. You probably don’t need a prescription. But it would be worth getting a high magnification loupes cuz it will make your work a lot better.
  16. Probably cuz less and less Canadians can afford the tuitions without rich parents
  17. First time the exam was digital. Reduced class time and clinical experience due to covid.
  18. Yes it is including all living expenses etc. If I were you, I would look at cities with the cheapest cost of living and in comparison the cheapest tuitions you can find as a Canadian. Also state school with out of state tuition would be best because they have state laws that regulate the percentage increase in tuition every year whereas a school like USC/UPenn/NYU can increase the tuition by 6% every year without any issues. I have friends who went to NYU 90K tuition alone (excluding ancillary fees and living expenses) and they have ended school with approx 560K USD debt. I don't recomme
  19. You would qualify for Canadian LOC with a cosigner I believe. Having a relative in the US who can cosign for you there will be key. I'm not sure where you would be able to get a dental degree for 300k in the US unless you are an American citizen. You wouldn't be eleigible for a state school/state tuition as a Canadian...
  20. check student doctor forums this question has been asked before. i have lots of friends who went to the US for OMFS. The majority were four year though there were a few who did six year You actually get a vastly better clinical experience in the US for OMFS btw. The funding in the health care system for those procedures is much higher than in canada and you see more unique situations and tons of trauma in the US which you dont see in Canada.
  21. Not that difficult though of course it is competitive. Look at the match numbers. You need to aim for 5-7 interviews to match. Don't apply to 6 year programs because it is more complicated as a Canadian and you will pay US medical school costs/they will be less likely to select you because of the logistics. If you are in a four year program that also has a 6 year program you will always have the option of going to do the six year route if it is possible. Anyways scope of practice is the same.
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