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A Beginner's Guide to Shadowing a Dentist and Applying for Dental School

A Beginner's Guide to Shadowing a Dentist and Applying for Dental School

    Before applying to dental school, aspiring dentists must first shadow a licensed dentist, as this is an important step in the process. Becoming a dentist is a rewarding profession that demands hard work and dedication. Shadowing involves observing a dental professional in their work environment, learning about the dental profession, and gaining insight into what it takes to be a dentist. In this blog post, we will cover how to shadow a dentist and the number of hours required to apply to dental school. Shadowing a Dentist Shadowing a dentist is an essential step in the journey to...

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Choosing the Right Major for Dental School: The Most Common Pre-Dental Majors

Choosing the Right Major for Dental School: The Most Common Pre-Dental Majors

   Aspiring dental students are often faced with the daunting task of choosing the right major to pursue in order to prepare for dental school. While it may seem like a daunting task, there is no hard and fast rule that dictates which major is the best for a successful dental school application. However, certain majors are more common among pre-dental students as they offer relevant fundamental skills that are essential for a career in dentistry. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the most common pre-dental majors and why they are a good fit for dental...

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Writing Your Dental School Personal Statement: A Technique to Help You

Writing Your Dental School Personal Statement: A Technique to Help You

Writing a personal statement for dental school can be a daunting task. It requires a lot of time, effort, and creativity to come up with a compelling essay that showcases your skills and passion for dentistry. However, many students find themselves procrastinating on this important task, often due to the overwhelming nature of the process. Luckily, there's a simple technique that can help you overcome your procrastination and write a stellar personal statement: The Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It involves breaking down tasks into...

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Dental School Interview No Invites: When to Panic?

Dental School Interview No Invites: When to Panic?

Getting an invite for a dental school interview is a significant event for many aspiring dental students. It means that the school has found your application impressive, and they would like to know more about you. However, when the invites do not come in, it can be challenging to keep calm. You might start wondering about your chances of getting accepted or whether you missed something important. But, before you start panicking, let's discuss when it is appropriate to panic about not receiving any invites. In this blog post, we will explore whether you should panic when you don't receive...

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How to Study for The OAT Exam and Boost Your Scores!

How to Study for The OAT Exam and Boost Your Scores!

If you're a pre-optometry student, you're probably familiar with the OAT exam, which is a crucial step in becoming an optometrist. Passing the OAT is a significant milestone in your journey to Optometry School, and to achieve success, preparation is key. But with so many study materials and resources available, it can be challenging to determine which one is right for you. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how to prepare for the OAT and the best possible resource you can use to ace the test.  Creating a Study PlanUnderstand the Exam Format 1. Understand the...

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