So you want to go to dental school...
The journey to dental school and a career as a dentist is not an easy one, but it is one that is worth it in the end. You’ve come to the right place to get the low down on everything ahead in your journey and how to separate yourself from other future applicants. In addition to this website and resource page, AED can also offer other students who have been where you are, who have experienced each process, and who have succeeded in being accepted to dental school. Don’t hesitate to use all of the resources AED has to offer.
A high GPA is an important aspect of your application to dental school. A GPA of >3.6 is ideal, but a lower GPA is not a deal breaker. GPA averages vary between schools. It is, of course, important to work hard to keep your GPA up.
Don't think of these as a check list. You really should desire to find and learn about medicine and all of its specialties. Here, quality is better than quantity. Quality experiences consist of face-to-face interactions with patients - not just watching. Of course any experience is better than none, but find those that you can talk and help patients.