Write the Perfect Personal Statement

Your personal statement provides the admissions committee a glimpse into who you are, beyond your GPA and DAT score. This is your chance to “sell yourself!” Why should you be selected for admission? What past experiences demonstrate that you will be a successful dental student and dentist? Given the importance of your personal statement, it’s…

Ace your Dental School Interview

On average, only 30-40% of students interviewed will be accepted at a dental school. In essence, this means you can look great on paper, but you must also perform exceedingly well during your interview to secure one of the highly coveted seats in the entering D1 class. These seats are becoming more and more competitive, as the number of dental…

Demonstrating Manual Dexterity

You will be asked to demonstrate evidence of manual dexterity on both the paper application and during your dental school interview. According to the ADEA, manual dexterity is “the ability to use your hands in a skillful, coordinated way to grasp and manipulate objects and demonstrate small, precise movements.”  Most dental school candidates demonstrate their manual…

Considering a Post-Bacc Program?

As a non-traditional dental student, my path to a career in dentistry was unique (read more about my journey on the About page). Once I decided to pursue a career change, I enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program, where I completed the prerequisites for dental school alongside a cohort of 60 fellow career-changers. Here are the top…