“I personally believe that Its very stressful and tedious journey to get in here in Dental Schools especially for International Dentists as we have very limited spots and competition is outrageous.
Additionally, bench examination test is another huge challenge to cope up with. But you will have solution for this Dr. Puneet Sandhu. As I haven’t taken any bench test course but I would like to share my personal experience with Dr. Puneet. She kindly evaluated many of my preparations even though I was not attending her course. In fact, she guided me for Colorado wax preparations as they have changed their wax preparations from this year.
Moreover, she always has time to evaluate and critique student’s work from her busy schedule. I would say overall good experience and I recommend her personally.”
Payal R. Patel
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Class 2018
” Getting an acceptance to a US Dental School for a foreign trained dentist is a highly competitive process. Dr Puneet Sandhu’s course is a perfectly tailored program. Dr Sandhu is an excellent clinician and she meticulously follows the candidates work till perfection. The facility provides all the necessary equipment and materials in a focused working environment. I was able to achieve acceptances to University of Pacific Dental School,SF as well at Boston University Dental School. I strongly recommend going in for the course at The DrTools.”
Boston University AS DMD Class of 2018
I want to begin by thanking Dr. Sandhu for her unconditional support and guidance. I am so glad that I took Dr. Sandhu’s Bench-Test Preparation course. Dr. Sandhu does not just train her students during their visit but is also available later. I remember I was getting nervous a day before my interview. I texted Dr. Sandhu asking few questions and to my surprise she replied immediately. She also calmed me ☺ I think the dental school interview process is nerve wrecking but if you have someone like Dr. Sandhu to support you, the journey becomes easier and goal seems achievable ☺
About the course: Dr. Sandhu explains everything in detail. First, she demonstrates the preparation, then students make it themselves and she reviews it. She also gives some tips that allow saving time during the exam. She trains students in a way that even if you are given a different kind of bur in the exam (as some schools provide their own instruments) you can still manage. With Dr. Sandhu’s method, I don’t have to make depth grooves for my crown preparation nor I have to be worried about marking 1.5mm or 2mm on the cusps; she tells about the reference points that can be used instead. These reference points result in preparation that is more accurate and save time.
Secondly, it was very important for me to be in a course where there are fewer students so that the teacher can pay attention to my work. Dr. Sandhu’s course has this benefit too. Maximum number of student’s in her class is limited to five, which allows her to give undivided attention to everyone.
In sum, Dr. Sandhu and her classes are awesome ☺ I really recommend her classes.
“Getting into the IDP program is challenging and stressful for international dentists. Guidance and resources to sharpen your dental skills are not only costly, but extremely difficult to find in a new country. However, Dr. Sandhu has been a blessing for me. She always allowed me to use her clinic, dental materials and above all her guidance for my bench exams. At any time I needed material or dental equipment for practice for my bench exams, she always allowed me to rent or buy the material according to my preference without any hesitation.
I highly recommend Dr. Sandhu and truly believe you would feel confident and prepared when you are giving your bench exam. Due to her guidance and knowledge I got accepted into multiple universities and I am sure you would get the same.”
VCU class of 2014
“Dr. Puneet Sandhu is one of the known and successful dentist in the Bay area. She not only helped me improve my dexterity in tooth preparations, but also prepared me for the interview. She meticulously followed my work until I perfected it. She passed on those fine details of dentistry that examiners use to triage applicants. She provides great coaching at very reasonable terms and has enormous passion in helping foreign dentist reach their goals.
I thank her and recommend her to help you reach your dream school.”
UCSF IDP class of 2014
“I made the right decision by joining the hands-on bench test preparation program offered by Dr. Puneet Sandhu. At her clinic I learned all the different types of tooth preparation and their respective applications.
Every Dental School has its own norm of tooth preparation and the schools specifically check for those particular features during the bench test. After I joined the program things got cleared- “Which school wants What in the tooth preparation?”
I appreciate that even though the clinic is quite busy Dr. Puneet Sandhu always has time for the students to review and critique the work. She has all the dental supplies and a student doesn’t have to worry about what things to get or from where to buy. A student can just come in empty handed and straight away start practicing!
Additionally the time slots are really flexible and a student can choose a time slot of either 4hours or 8 hours according to his convenience.
Its a good experience and I really recommend it.”
University of Pacific IDS class of 2014