Dental Form

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  1. Classof83

    Classof83 Member

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    If I understand correctly the information for candidates offered admission, a form will be sent/become available to candidates who have been offered admission detailing the dental x-rays, etc., required to be sent to the West Point dental team. Is this correct? If so, when can we expect this information? Just wanted to make sure that we haven't missed any information on this.
     
  2. abeastlybeast

    abeastlybeast USMA Class of 2015

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    Yes, you will receive a dental form in the mail. I have already received mine, so you should receive yours soon. If not, contact admissions.
     
  3. GreyHogs

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    The way i read the Dental form, it was suggested you get a dental exam but optional? Can anyone else weigh in on this?
     
  4. cmccollum4693

    cmccollum4693 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    A little offsubject, but can we get DQed for anything found in the dental exam? I know braces and retainers get you temporarily DQed, but what other Dental disqualifications exist?
     
  5. MullenLE

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    Look at your document, 'Instructions For Applicants Offered Admission', page 7, paragraph 1.
     
  7. BOK

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    I re-read the form and it actually states "voluntary"
     
  8. RLTW

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    You could call DENTAC 845-938-2106

    IMHO the context of the instructions would be best served if you had the exam and sent in the information requested. Appointees are responsible to report in with their dental care issues resolved. That form could be one used for a variety of purposes, not just prep for R-Day, so I would take the instructions in the booklet over what is on the form. YMMV.

    My thought: for a definitive answer, call DENTAC 845-938-2106 --- direct answer from the horse's mouth, so to speak. :rolleyes:
     
  9. GreyHogs

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    I have read everything both on the form and packet instructions. It seems quite clear to me that the dental exam is now optional. However, as with so much of this process, information can sometimes be ambiguous and contradictory so the reason for my post was simply to make sure I was interpreting this correctly. The candidate portal shows my dental form as an 'outstanding item' which suggests it is required before R-day (since all other items are). Also, much of this discussion I read on the thread seemed to indicate that the dental exam was required. I never want to assume that reading 'optional' actually means optional when everyone else seems to be operating under different assumption. And, it makes me uneasy seeing anything as 'incomplete' on my candidate portal.
     
  10. LSSmith

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    Regarding the Dental Screening Examination - please be sure to read the Privacy Act Statement carefully, especially this part:

    DISCLOSURE: Voluntary: however, failure to furnish the requested information will impede the selection process and hamper your candidacy.
     
  11. dsacto1

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    Haven't received forms

    Our daughter accepted her appointment on 1 February. She has not yet received her dental forms and this is the only item remaining to be completed on her portal. Is this a normal lag time or should an inquiry be made. If an inquiry is to be made, who should be contacted?
     
  12. BigNick

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    Dental Exam

    Required or optional? My advice - provide the information
     
  13. RLTW

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    If the appointment was accepted in Feb and you are still missing your Dental form, I suggest you contact Admissions, possibly email your Regional Admissions Officer, perhaps they can tell you if the forms have been sent yet, secondarily you may want to call DENTAC at 845-938-2106. Probably one of those two sources can assist.

    My DS accepted on 1 Feb 11 and got the forms in just about 3 weeks, give or take so I would think it is reasonable to check on things by now.
     

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