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UIC DMD Advanced Standing Foreign Trained Dentist Program
Now that you have chosen to become a licensed dentist in the United States, it’s important that you prepare a competitive application. US dental schools are extremely demanding academically, and the applicant pool is more competitive than ever. Here are some tips from our admissions team to prepare a competitive application.
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We get a lot of questions from foreign trained dentist applicants about the DMD-AS. Here are the top four most commonly asked questions, and their answers.
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There has never been a better time to be a dentist in the United States. And, with this comes increasing opportunities for foreign trained dentists to earn a license to practice in the US. Here are the general steps that foreign trained dentists should follow to obtain a license to practice as a general dentist in the US. 
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Above average DAT scores and GPA aren’t good enough anymore. That's why the personal statement is crucial to making your dental school application stand out from the rest. In her new book, Dr. Helen Yang (currently an endodontics resident at UIC) and collaborators offer a holistic strategy for a winning dental school application. The second half of the book focuses on crafting a truly unique personal statement that showcases your individuality.
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While 8 out 10 dentists practice general dentistry, the profession expands much farther than the general dentist. As with many areas of medicine, there are many specialized areas of training in which dental students can begin thinking about pursuing, even before applying to dental school.   
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