Wednesday March 10, 2010
The major steps in the application process are taking the DAT, submitting the generic (primary) AADSAS application and sending supplementary application material to individual dental schools upon their request.
Many dental schools require a year, with laboratories, of biology, general chemistry and physics, and either a year or two quarters, with laboratories, of organic chemistry. Your biology and chemistry sequences should be completed before you take the DAT (Dental Admission Test). While not required, courses in biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and the humanities are often strongly recommended.
You will find many activities on campus that interest you. An organization that many “predents” join is the Predentistry Club. In addition, to gain a realistic view of the profession, you should acquire some experience in a clinical setting. Ask your family dentist if you can observe him or her at work.