Admissions

Interview & Application Help

Becoming a dentist is difficult, but getting accepted to dental school doesn’t have to be. We'll leverage your strengths to create a competitive advantage that will maximize your chances of acceptance.

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Domenica
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Our Services

When you choose to work with us, our experts will ensure that your expectations are met and your direction is clear. We develop a customized plan for each client and offer our support, feedback and guidance along the way to yield the best results.

Personal Statement ($597)

What's included:
  • Phone & e-mail access to your personal statement specialist
  • Initial voice call includes:
  • Brainstorming ideas and formulating an outline
  • Personal statement review outlining what can be improved, fixed and highlight of any red flags
  • Unlimited* rounds of critique and editing
  • Sentence structure optimization
  • Final round of editing and polishing

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.

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Secondary Application ($267 per school)

What's included:
  • Phone & e-mail access to your application specialist
  • First round of critique
  • Second round of critique and editing
  • Final round of editing and polishing

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.

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Personal Statement Express Overview ($167)

What's included:
  • Email access to your personal statement expert
  • Fast turnaround time (48 hours)
  • Perfect for those seeking quick expert advice

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.

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Experience Review (10 experiences for $247)

What's included:
  • Phone & e-mail access to your application specialist
  • Removal of red flags
  • First round of critique and editing
  • Second round of critique and editing
  • Final round of editing and polishing

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.

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Application Critique ($647)

What's included:
  • Email and phone access to your admissions expert
  • Review of all essay prompts on the AADSAS application*:
  • Disadvantaged Consideration Essay
  • Description of Childhood Residency
  • Educational Interruption Essay
  • Reapplicant Essay
  • Manual Dexterity Essay
  • Personal Statement
  • Experiences (up to 10)
  • School Secondary Questions/Essays (up to 10 essay prompts)
  • Identification of red flags and areas of weakness
  • Customized critique and suggestions for improvement
  • Application rating out of 10

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.)

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Interview Coaching Package ($297)

What's included:
  • Phone & e-mail access to your interview specialist
  • 30 minute interview protocol overview
  • 2 hours of 1-on-1 mock interview video sessions with critique
  • Multiple mini interview, traditional, panel & group interview covered
  • School-focused interview option
  • Common questions with sample responses practice sheet provided
  • Assistance with formulating answers
  • Additional interview hours can be scheduled at an hourly rate

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.

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School Selection ($197)

What's included:
  • 30 minute video/phone session with our in-house expert to determine which schools are the best fit for you and compile a school list that makes sense

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.

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Dental School Interview Course ($267)

Roadmap Prep is a comprehensive online video course helping students beat their dental school interviews, led by Joel from DAT Bootcamp.

Joel will teach you everything you need to know to beat the interview in 8+ hours of actionable interview videos.
What's included:
  • Step-by-step strategies for thinking about and responding to dental school interview questions
  • How to score in the top-percentile of applicants by delivering a well-rounded response
  • How to communicate effectively and clearly
  • How to maximize your time
  • How to deliver nuanced responses that showcase you’re well equipped to enter the profession
  • How to stand out from the huge number of other qualified applicants who are applying

Start watching over 2 hours of lessons for free at Roadmap Prep.

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Meet the Experts

At Bootcamp.com, our team has gone through a rigorous screening and selection process allowing us to handpick only the most talented experts to help you.

Alex Takshyn

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.

Alex 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 Team Bootcamp 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. She is currently a second year dental student pursuing her DMD degree with a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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. She is eager to bring her experience to DAT Bootcamp and support pre-dental students in their admissions processes. Outside of dental school, Julie enjoys exercising, baking, and spending time with her labradoodle, Lily.

Dr. Cara Minichetti graduated with her DDS degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She obtained her B.A. in Sociology from Georgetown University, where she graduated cum laude. Cara has an abundance of research experience in sociology, biochemistry, cancer growth, and dental patient-provider communication. With a broad interest in dentistry she went on to complete a General Practice Residency.

Cara has been a member of the DAT Bootcamp team since 2017 and has led several initiatives, however she is most passionate about helping pre-dents gain acceptance into dental school. Through her role at DAT Bootcamp, she has provided advice to hundreds of pre-dental students over the years. Her experiences at Columbia University, DAT Bootcamp and ASDA have provided her with exceptional expertise in the dental school admissions process. In her spare time, Cara enjoys yoga, visiting the newest restaurants, and spending time with her cat, Ash.

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.

Dr. Richard Handal obtained his B.S. in Biology from Nova Southeastern University with the highest academic distinction. He graduated Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and is pursuing a career in general dentistry following his match into a powerhouse GPR program.

Richard has a passion for mentorship, including hosting pre-dental students for their interviews, volunteering with the university’s admissions department, and spending time on Student Doctor Network. He also served as a teaching assistant for the third year Oral Histology and preclinical Orthodontics courses. With multiple acceptances and scholarships to dental schools, he recognizes the importance for originality and sincerity demanded by the application process. Working at Team Bootcamp allows the opportunity to continue working with his future colleagues and guide them through refining and brainstorming the creative writing aspect of dental school applications. In his free time, Richard enjoys cooking, exploring New York City, collecting sneakers, and modern art.

Michael Cimba graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where he majored in Biology, minored in Chemistry, and played for the NCAA Hockey Team. Currently, he is a class of 2022 DMD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He plans to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency upon graduation.

Michael holds various leadership positions at Penn Dental Medicine, such as being the Vice President of Philly Phaces, the Secretary of the OMFS Society, and is a Co-Founder of the Penn Health and Fitness Club. Having multiple acceptances at numerous dental schools, he cracked the admissions code and landed an acceptance at his top choice at Penn. Michael has a strong passion for community service and mentoring. He continues to coach youth hockey players and tutors both high school and college students while maintaining an excellent academic record in dental school. His hobbies outside of dentistry include going out with friends, music festivals, sports, and graphic design.

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.

Student Reviews

9.8 / 10 satisfaction rating based on our students feedback. "Getting that acceptance letter from my #1 school made this service worth every penny."

Satisfaction rating
9.8 satisfaction rating!

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.

Application and Interview Video Library

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