beginning a predoctoral program leading to a D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree or
beginning an allied dental health program leading to a degree in dental
hygiene, assisting, therapy or laboratory technology—welcome to the start of
your dental school journey,” says Elyse Estra, a third-year dental student at the
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
to dental school, for me, is exciting, yet seemingly familiar. The first day of
school means new faces, new lockers, new classrooms and a new workload. You’ve
handled this before! Make a friend, ask for directions and welcome each day
with an open mind.” Keep reading to learn more about the things Ms. Estra continues
to remind herself three years into her own dental school journey.
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dental school can be quite the daunting task. It’s where you’ll spend the next
four years of your life, so it’s important to find a program that challenges
you yet makes you incredibly happy,” says Elyse Estra, a second-year dental
student at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
question is, how do you find that school? The answer is different for everyone.
As a predental student, you need to decide what you’re looking for in a
program, including what you’re willing to compromise on and what is
non-negotiable. You can apply to as broad a range of schools as you would like,
but remember, the application process is a time, financial and emotional
investment. Keep reading for a guide of some factors to consider while applying
to dental school.”
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