The personal statement is a very crucial aspect of your application as it not only gives insight into the type of person you are, but the type of dental student you will be. The personal statement is usually one of the first pieces of information the dental school admissions committee reviews and therefore, it is extremely vital that you present yourself in the best light.
The personal statement service is a personalized, comprehensive package. This service includes unlimited* rounds of critique and editing. We review your personal statement one sentence at a time, top to bottom. We’ll give you advice, suggest revisions of certain ideas or sentences, and point out any red flags. You will also have 1-on-1 access to our in-house expert via appointments should you need additional guidance. Whether you just need an expert’s eyes to review your statement, or are just starting out with a rough draft, this service will ensure you will remain memorable in the eyes of the admissions committee.
Please note: We do not write your personal statement for you. We help you with idea generation, outline and/or revision of an already written personal statement.
The personal statement gold package is an excellent choice for those who want an expert to review and edit their paper. This service includes two rounds of critique, revisions and editing. We review your personal statement one sentence at a time, top to bottom. You will receive advice, suggest revisions of certain ideas or sentences, and point out any red flags. Whether you just need an expert’s eyes to review your statement, or are just starting out with a rough draft, this service will ensure you will remain memorable in the eyes of the admissions committee.
Please note: We do not write your personal statement for you. We help you with idea generation, outline and/or revision of an already written personal statement or help you get started.
With the competition ever increasing for dental schools across the country, every aspect of the application becomes ever more crucial to the outcome. The secondary application holds an immense weight in admission decisions because it is tailored to each particular school. Answering the questions thoughtfully will greatly increase your chances for securing an interview spot.
The secondary application service is personalized to your needs. Whether you would like us to review just a few questions or go over all of your secondaries, we are here to help. Our in-house experts are very knowledgeable about the type of answers dental schools want to see. Each school looks for different characteristics and while one school may find your answer to be satisfactory, another may not.
Our expert will read the answers to the secondary application, critique it, and recommend any changes that may need to be made. After the initial round of review, your revised secondary application will go through another set of critique and editing. Lastly, your answers will get one last lookover and a final polish will take place before your secondary application is ready for submission.
Please note: We do not write secondaries for you. We help you with idea generation, outline and/or revision of already written answers.
Are you nearly done with your personal statement and simply want someone with experience to give you some feedback? The Personal Statement Express Overview does just this. Our application expert will carefully review each paragraph and provide some general thoughts, comments and suggestions. Following the review, you will also be given a personal statement rating out of 10 to give you an idea of where you stand.
Please note: This is not the personal statement review package. This is a single review service. We do not write your personal statement for you. We help you with idea generation and outline of an already written personal statement.
Applying to dental school is difficult, and with expectations of applicants increasing every year, each component becomes that much more crucial to ensure a solid complete application is submitted. The experiences section of your application is another important section where interview offers can be determined from.
Our expert will carefully review each experience on your application and identify any changes that may need to be made. This package includes an initial round of critique and direction guidance, followed by a second round of critique with editing. Lastly, another review of your experiences will ensure you are putting your best foot forward this application cycle.
Please note: We do not write your experiences for you. We help you with idea generation, outline and/or revision of already written answers.
There are so many angles to the application that it’s easy to overlook the details, dismiss important aspects of the application or make mistakes. The Complete Application Critique will offer you peace of mind knowing that you’re presenting a solid application.
We will carefully review all of your responses and leave no stone unturned. Following our review, we will provide you with feedback, suggestions for improvement and our overall thoughts on your application. From there we will set up a 1 hour phone call where we can discuss your next course of action.
Please note: This service does not offer any editing or revisions; it is not a substitute for each of the other services we offer (Personal Statement Review, Experience Review, School Secondary Essay, etc.)
The last hurdle to overcome prior to an acceptance is the dental school interview. The interview holds immense weight on determining your admissions outcome. Are you ready for the challenge?
The Interview Coaching Package is put together to remove any doubt at your interview. Your specialist will review interview protocols, provide you with a common question sheet and answer any questions you may have. From there, you have 2 hours of 1-on-1 interview time available to schedule. During your interview sessions, you can choose to tailor your interview sessions towards school-specific interview formats or practice all of them. We offer critiques and make suggestions on how you can improve your responses. We cover all interview formats including MMI, traditional, panel and group interviews. Should you want additional interview practice, an hourly rate will be provided.
There are 66 dental schools within the United States and another 10 in Canada. Each dental school program looks for certain characteristics in their applicants. Do you know which schools are a good fit for you?
The school selection service includes a 1-on-1 video sit-down for 30 minutes to determine which schools are a good fit for you and which aren’t. Our in-house expert will customize a dental school list based on your needs with the information you provide us. Our admissions expert will explain the pros and cons of each school you’re applying to and have a customized school list put together just for you.
Our general consulting service is designed to give you direction, clear answers and provide you with an encompassing answer. We can discuss the pros and cons of attending certain dental schools, help you with your study plan, outline the application process, create an application plan or whatever else comes to your mind. Get expert answers fast and make an informed decision.
The complete application bundle is designed to include everything you need to build a successful application and maximize your chances of receiving a dental school acceptance. Be confident in your application when you hit that submit button!
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Dr. Alexander Takshyn graduated from York University magna cum laude with a specialized honors in Kinesiology. He was accepted into numerous highly competitive dental school programs as an international applicant and went on to pursue his DMD degree with scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He then matched to his #1 oral and maxillofacial surgery program at Nova Southeastern University, a very intense and busy surgical service which covers three level 1 trauma centers including Broward Health Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, alongside a level 1 trauma pediatric facility - Joe Di Maggio Children's Hospital.
Dr. Takshyn joined DAT Bootcamp as part of the marketing and social media team back in 2018. As his enthusiasm to empower future pre-dental students grew, he published the complete guide on “How to Get Into Dental School,” referenced by hundreds of students to this day. He proceeded to lead numerous webinars on the dental school application process with thousands of hours of view time. Following his passion, he went on to lead the admissions services at Bootcamp.com and helped hundreds of applicants achieve their dreams of attending dental school.
Allie Wilk graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, where she studied Biology, Health, and Society. Having had tremendous success going through the admissions process herself, she understands how overwhelming applying to dental school can feel. Allie is passionate about helping applicants navigate the admissions process and working with pre-dental students to make their applications more competitive.
Allie is currently pursuing her DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with a scholarship. Outside of Penn’s classrooms and clinics, she is a mentor for a local high school student in West Philadelphia. In her free time, Allie enjoys exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and relaxing with a good book.
Gabby Ciancimino graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science and minors in both Health Disparities in Society and Women’s Studies. She conducted research that focused on developing empirically-based tools and interventions to promote patient-centered culturally sensitive health care. She is pursuing her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has been selected to be a recipient of the NHSC Scholarship.
Gabby has had countless experiences reviewing dental school applications for students and has worked closely with admissions directors for several dental schools across the nation. As a first-generation college student, she knows the importance of mentorship and empowerment in pursuing one’s dreams. She loves encouraging others to reach deep and find their passions to fuel their writing. Her positive attitude and creative thinking will allow others to be confident in not only their application experience but their own potential. Her hobbies include playing sports, watching true crime tv, going to the beach, and listening to music.
Dr. Symeon Stefan graduated summa cum laude from Miami University in 2017 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Classics. He graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where he was actively involved in both dental implant research and the NY state SPREP program. He now relocated to Maine where will complete an AEGD residency.
Symeon has served as a science instructor and writing tutor in multiple settings, and enjoys the satisfaction of facilitating students' learning. As the ADEA liaison between the student body and curriculum committee at Columbia, Symeon has insight as to the student profiles and applications most compatible with current DDS curriculums. Symeon's hobbies include tennis, horology, and running.
Julie Berenblum graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health and then earned her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She matched at her top choice general dentistry residency program at the Manhattan VA, where she will be working as a resident for the upcoming year.
Julie has been working as an admissions consultant since 2020 and loves helping dental school applicants on all aspects of their applicants. Julie has always had a passion for educating other like-minded students. At Yale, she ran the Community Health Educators organization in addition to tutoring students of all ages across all academic disciplines. Outside of dentistry, Julie enjoys exercising, baking, and spending time with her labradoodles, Lily and Sandy.
Lexi Till graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in biology. During her gap year, she worked as an intern at a private practice in Virginia. Lexi is now pursuing her DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, as well as her Master’s in Public Heath at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Lexi is experienced with the admissions process, working both at Bootcamp and as an ACT/SAT tutor. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Army HPSP scholarship. She has been involved in research, public health work, and philanthropic organizations at Penn Dental. In her free time, Lexi enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Alejandro Salcedo graduated cum laude from Loyola University Maryland with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in French. He is currently pursuing his degree at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Alejandro spent most of his educational years tutoring science and language courses and working on several research projects. His experience working with students, along with his expertise in understanding what it takes to become a highly sought after and competitive applicant is what attracted him to join the Bootcamp Admissions team. He is eager to guide pre-dental students to the dental schools of their dreams. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, learning new languages, traveling, and listening to music.
Jaime Guberman graduated from Emory University in 2018 with a B.A. in Biology, where she conducted research in cell biology and infectious diseases. During her gap year, she worked as a full-time dental assistant. She was accepted to all of the eleven dental schools she interviewed at, and is now pursuing her DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Knowing what it takes to be a competitive applicant, Jaime is excited to help pre-dents navigate their way through the admissions process. Having written several research proposals and worked as a teaching assistant, she has refined skills in writing and working collaboratively with students. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, and exploring new restaurants in Philadelphia.
Nina Iradi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Sociology, and minors in both Chemistry and Philosophy. She is now pursuing her DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Throughout her undergraduate education, Nina worked as a Teaching Assistant, was involved in multiple types of research, and volunteered at a local food bank that served only college students. At Penn, she is co-founding a club for students that chose to take a nontraditional path to enter dental school. Through her own experience and assisting other pre-dental students with their application process, Nina knows how important it is to be true to yourself when applying to dental schools. She is excited to help even more students reach their goals! In her free time, Nina enjoys going to concerts, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.
Matthew Tiberino earned a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology and an Honors Citation from the Gemstone Research Program in the Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently pursuing his D.D.S. as part of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
At UMD, Matthew’s four-year interdisciplinary team research program to find a novel, localized treatment for colorectal cancer opened his eyes to using the beautiful simplicity of the scientific method to expand his understanding of the world and learn of ways to pursue a better future. Thinking introspectively about his studies, research, work, volunteering, shadowing, and leadership roles prepared Matthew exceptionally well for the challenges of applying to dental school. He received acceptances to every school that he interviewed at, which included top-tier programs with numerous scholarship opportunities.
Since beginning at Columbia, Matthew has become involved with the Class Council, Endo Club, Anatomy Donor Memorial Planning Committee, Orientation Committee, and District 2 ASDA leadership with upcoming plans to pursue research at the NIDCR. He is ready to help you perfect your application so that you too can become the dentist you have always dreamed of becoming at the dental school of your dreams. In his free time, Matthew enjoys exploring the city, cooking, baking, and trying new food!
Emma Wilkinson graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biochemistry and minors in Chemistry and Business Leadership. As a tutor for her university’s Writing Center, she helped numerous pre-dental students perfect their application materials. She is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing both her DMD and Master of Science in Higher Education as a dual degree student.
Emma has a passion for mentoring students and is excited to work with pre-dents to improve all aspects of their application. With numerous dental school acceptances, she wholly understands the admissions process and recognizes the importance of this occasion for pre-dental students. In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time outside, running, and trying new snacks from Trader Joe’s.
Kristen Belger graduated cum laude from Fordham University in 2020 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, minor in Chemistry, and an honors concentration in American Catholic Studies. Currently, she is pursuing her DMD at the University of Pennsylvania, where she serves on the Class of 2024 Student Council as Social Chair.
Throughout her undergraduate studies, Kristen was involved in numerous activities that have shaped her into a strong leader and mentor. From tutoring high school students, providing tours to prospective students, and serving the pre-dental community through ASDA, Kristen is confident in her ability to guide prospective applicants through the application process, while maintaining her passion for helping others. Now, Kristen is excited to apply her knowledge and skills from past experiences to assist other aspiring dentists in achieving their lifelong goals. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Philadelphia, finding new restaurants, watching soccer, and spending time with her friends and family.
Amanda Collison graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Health Sciences and a minor in East Asian Studies. She has a strong research background, working for a sleep medical laboratory studying body inflammation, and also reflecting on the efficacy of Oral Appliance Therapy in sleep apnea. Amanda understands the importance of utilizing the application process to find the right school for each applicant and is thrilled to share her expertise and knowledge that landed her multiple Ivy league acceptances, among other top-tier programs. She is pursing her DMD degree at Harvard University.
Amanda has ample amount of experience in aiding pre-dental students and has run application workshops for her alma mater’s pre-dents. She was accepted to every school she interviewed at and aims to help all students with the admissions process, especially those with little prior exposure, like she had in the college application process as a first generation student with a rural Alaskan upbringing. In her free time, Amanda likes to watercolor and create digital art, watch reality TV, and play video games.
Jessica Hui graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. She will be pursuing her DDS at Columbia University where she also hopes to earn a Masters in Science and Dental Education.
Throughout her undergrad, Jessica grew her interest in writing into a passion. She served as a teaching assistant for multiple writing courses, contributed to several school blogs, and authored her own poems and short stories. With extensive experiences as a writer, Jessica is excited to help pre-dental students write personal statements and put together applications that they are proud of. In her free time, Jessica enjoys kayaking at Hudson River Park, expanding her tote bag collection, and practicing portrait photography.
The personal statement express was a lifesaver!!! I wasn't even going to apply this application cycle; however, with a last minute change of plans, I found myself scrambling to get everything finished. I had just written my personal statement, and was about to submit my application, and I was able to get feedback just a few hours after I sent it. The advice was very thorough and helpful! I actually talked with a dental school admissions committee on the phone to receive application feedback, and they said I had one of the best personal statements they had ever seen. Thank you DAT Bootcamp!!!
- Julia R.
I used the Personal Statement Express Overview that is offered by DAT Bootcamp because I was finished with writing my personal statement, but I couldn’t find the “perfect” final draft. I wanted an honest opinion from someone who didn’t know me. Using this service was a wonderful experience! My assigned expert contacted me through email and thoroughly reviewed my personal statement within a day. The review included an overview of each paragraph with comments on the content, ways to improve the structure of the paper and grammatical corrections. In addition, my expert rated my paper out of 10 and wrote a summary of how the paper was put together and his thoughts on enhancement. The courteous feedback and timeliness of service was exactly what I needed to feel confident in my personal statement. It helped me to take what I wrote and make it into a strong, well-structured personal statement that I loved.
- Elisa N.
My experience with DAT Bootcamp admission was great. There was a great communication which allowed making the phone call appointment very easy. The phone call itself was very helpful for me. Before making the phone call, I was very unsure of where I stood regarding which schools I have a chance in being admitted but Bootcamp.com made it very clear for me. He carefully answered all the questions I had and even allowed me to ask questions after the session. Now I feel confident regarding what school I will be applying to.
- Emily P.
My personal experience with DAT Bootcamp service has been outstanding. Bootcamp.com was very responsive and helpful throughout the process of completing my personal statement. I would highly recommend this service to anyone wanting to craft an immaculate personal statement.
- Chris J.
Bootcamp.com is excellent. Always helpful, always available to answer questions. Bootcamp.com helped me a lot in writing my personal statement in a way I could never think. Additionally, Bootcamp.com helped me find the schools that would fit with my academic grades. I will always be grateful for [Team Bootcamp’s] help.
- Roger M.
Alex was amazing! He helped me so much - he helped me come up with ideas for my personal statement, draft it and edited it numerous times, paragraph by paragraph. His service was always fast and efficient, and he always answered emails, texts and calls in a timely manner. Thank you so much for everything!
- Sarah A.
I loved my experience. Bootcamp.com gave me a call and we talked about the personal statement and we had a mini game plan on how to proceed, and Bootcamp.com quickly started a google doc so we could both see my results. Bootcamp.com would revise almost everyday and warn me if something didn’t sound good. I loved [Team Bootcamp’s] honest opinions and I ended up with a killer PS that we both liked. It got me into 9 top dental schools with scholarships at most of them!
- Monique M.
It’s the best resource. I have to say a huge thank you to Bootcamp.com for all of his support. Bootcamp.com made the process of applying to dental school so much better and much more professional for me. I greatly appreciate the DAT Bootcamp team for their help. You guys are the BEST.
- Ali T.
I am thrilled with the experience that I had with DAT Bootcamp. It not only helped me with the actual DAT tremendously, but Bootcamp.com was super helpful and prompt at answering and guiding me through the entire application process. I’m extremely happy and grateful for all the help from you guys. Without you guys I wouldn’t have been accepted into my dream school.
- Jason L.
Getting that acceptance letter from my #1 school made this service worth every penny. I had written a pretty good personal mission statement on my own, but Alex helped me to dig a little deeper, refine my format, and create a narrative that flowed smoothly. With his help I was able to write an excellent personal mission statement that truly communicated who I am and why I want to be a dentist. I'm honestly so happy I chose to use this service.
- Natiri S.
I really liked the admission services from DAT bootcamp. Bootcamp.com was quick to respond and even would help me proofread and give me updates about the progress. My essay turned better because of the help that I got!
- Surya P.
This bootcamp service helped my application stand out. It helped me land multiple interviews at competitive schools. I would recommend to a friend!
- Shah P.
DAT Bootcamp Admission Services helped me a lot, especially with my experience review. I had a hard time explaining what I did in each of my experiences, but with [Team Bootcamp’s] help I was able to write concisely and to the point. The communication was fast and my whole experiences were edited in less than a few days.
- Sahba M.
The feedback I got on the draft I submitted was very constructive and clear. The turnaround time was also fantastic. The process definitely helped me write a PS that was well organized and compelling.
- Lewan M.