Before we begin with the whole process of getting into dental
school, let me give you some advice:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION alone are omnipotent.

			-Calvin Coolidge

The pre-admissions process may seem somewhat complicated to prospective applicants, however, with proper advice and guidance, it can be greatly simplified.  The following pages represent a dental student's perspective of the application process and suggestions to help you gain admission to the dental school of your choice (preferably UB School of Dental Medicine!).  

The Pre-Admissions Process Menu:

OVERVIEW - Summary of the entire application process

DAT - Preparing for and surviving the Dental Admissions Test

AADSAS - Dealing with the American Association of Dental School Application Service

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION - Which professors to ask and why

ESSAY  - What information to include and the writing style to use

CULTURAL LITERACY - The importance of being "well-rounded"

INTERVIEW - The best way to prepare for it and how to present yourself 

VIRTUAL TOUR - Walk around our campus and the dental school via the Internet.  

LINKS - Information about dentistry specifically for prospective applicants

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Last modified: February 11, 2002