Quantcast
dentist - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: dentist

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    surrey
    Posts
    193
    Rep Power
    0

    Default dentist

    hey who goes to u of a or u of c, can anybody tell me if u can take science bachelors degree without physics ?
    cause i hate physics, but the one program i want to take need physics 30 and i only have physics 20 and its my last year in high skool

    i would like to get in to dentistry but i dunno how any help ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Toronto
    My Ride
    Civicnation
    Posts
    168
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    http://www.med.ualberta.ca/dental/do...albrochure.cfm


    read up.
    you need 6 credits in physics (ie: two courses).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    oreo cookie
    My Ride
    a wrx.
    Posts
    8,024
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/dental_prof...ming/index.asp

    That's a good place to start. Another thing to keep in mind is to work your ass off right from the start!! I didn't really take things seriously until fairly late; now I'm screwed! I graduated last year, but I'm in University for a 5th year just upgrading marks (or erasing fuckups) from earlier on. I know a dude that's younger than me and already half done dentistry while I'm still struggling with interviews and shit...

    Forget about your social life, forget about friends, forget about everything for two years straight...get the 4.0s...get into dentistry...then you can have your life and all that back. Best way to do it IMO.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    surrey
    Posts
    193
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    dang it guys i hate physics!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Avalanche/Nightrod
    Posts
    889
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    I was looking into dentistry a few years ago, but you can only take it in edmonton (U of A), luckily your there already

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    YVR
    Posts
    4,981
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Yep you will need a full year of physics for every dental and medical program that I can think of. My brother will be taking it this summer in Calgary.
    As GTSJeff said, getting in is NO JOKE, if you work your BUTT off (literally) during your first 2 years you can be in by the end of 2nd year. Screw up your first year and you are basically...well...screwed. Have fun doing another 2 years of BS to make up for it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Bridge-Town
    Posts
    32
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/dental_prof...ming/index.asp

    That's a good place to start. Another thing to keep in mind is to work your ass off right from the start!! I didn't really take things seriously until fairly late; now I'm screwed! I graduated last year, but I'm in University for a 5th year just upgrading marks (or erasing fuckups) from earlier on. I know a dude that's younger than me and already half done dentistry while I'm still struggling with interviews and shit...

    Forget about your social life, forget about friends, forget about everything for two years straight...get the 4.0s...get into dentistry...then you can have your life and all that back. Best way to do it IMO.
    Best Advice ive heard for a question on this forum PERIOD! Iam im pre-dentistry(ie:Bio-Chem with a transfer from UofL to UofA) and you really do have to bust your ass 24/7 if you expect to get anywhere....give the next few years of your life to school, then reap the rewards. Good Luck

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    In the dark
    Posts
    679
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Suck it up and take the physics. Do physics 30 in the summer if you have to and then take the entry level university physics. You can still take it in your second year of university, if you don't have the physics 30 pre-req when you register. Physics is a pre-requisite for pretty much every med/dent program in the country.

    Even if you work your ass off for 2 years, there is no guarantee you will get in. I had a combined 3.85 GPA after my first 2 years of undergrad, but did not get into med school until my last year of BCEM.

    Once you get in, don't expect that it will be an easy time. While the concepts are not difficult, the amount of information you need to learn can be overwhelming, but manageable. Med/Dent at the U of A shares a common first 2 years, so I know firsthand that you don't really have the luxury of slacking. That said, if you can get through an undergrad degree, med/dent isn't going to be a problem, it just takes more discipline.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    surrey
    Posts
    193
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by xrayvsn
    Suck it up and take the physics. Do physics 30 in the summer if you have to and then take the entry level university physics. You can still take it in your second year of university, if you don't have the physics 30 pre-req when you register. Physics is a pre-requisite for pretty much every med/dent program in the country.

    Even if you work your ass off for 2 years, there is no guarantee you will get in. I had a combined 3.85 GPA after my first 2 years of undergrad, but did not get into med school until my last year of BCEM.

    Once you get in, don't expect that it will be an easy time. While the concepts are not difficult, the amount of information you need to learn can be overwhelming, but manageable. Med/Dent at the U of A shares a common first 2 years, so I know firsthand that you don't really have the luxury of slacking. That said, if you can get through an undergrad degree, med/dent isn't going to be a problem, it just takes more discipline.
    true dat
    ima take this physics !!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Lac La Biche, Alberta
    My Ride
    2001 Celica GT-S
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Getting into dentistry is a tough part...

    I luckily got into U of A dental school after 2 years in sciences.

    It's true, you must bust your ass off when you're in sciences to get the best possible marks.

    Good luck man

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    south
    Posts
    1,572
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/dental_prof...ming/index.asp

    That's a good place to start. Another thing to keep in mind is to work your ass off right from the start!! I didn't really take things seriously until fairly late; now I'm screwed! I graduated last year, but I'm in University for a 5th year just upgrading marks (or erasing fuckups) from earlier on. I know a dude that's younger than me and already half done dentistry while I'm still struggling with interviews and shit...

    Forget about your social life, forget about friends, forget about everything for two years straight...get the 4.0s...get into dentistry...then you can have your life and all that back. Best way to do it IMO.
    Aint that just it....hindsight is so clear.....I wish i could start uni over

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    873
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Like people have been saying. Just suck it up and do the physics. If you want to get into dentistry you'll have to jump through all the hoops they tell you to. Don't get discouraged. Just keep plugging away and you will eventually get in.

    Be prepared be a long haul. I feel like I've been in school forever. 2 more months though and I'll be released onto the public.
    sig deleted by moderator, click here for info

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    My Ride
    19 F150 Crew 2.7
    Posts
    3,605
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    Originally posted by B18C
    Like people have been saying. Just suck it up and do the physics. If you want to get into dentistry you'll have to jump through all the hoops they tell you to. Don't get discouraged. Just keep plugging away and you will eventually get in.

    Be prepared be a long haul. I feel like I've been in school forever. 2 more months though and I'll be released onto the public.
    Beyond discount?


  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,074
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    first year physics was a joke
    it was almost the same material as phy 20/30, but a lot more in depth
    and the labs/tut would earn u most of the marks, at least couple yrs ago ppl pooled their answers during tutorial time, and if you really didn't know how to do it, the TA's would almost tell you the answer

    but being in school, esp. med and dentistry includes taking courses you don't want to, it's sort of a test of ur endurace imo

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend a dentist?

    By GoChris in forum Health and Fitness
    Replies: 29
    Latest Threads: 07-17-2010, 09:58 AM
  2. Dentist recommendation?

    By DowntownCowboy in forum General
    Replies: 9
    Latest Threads: 03-07-2005, 03:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •