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About Elias Almaz

I am a dental student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. I recently gradated and received my bachelors degree in the Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. I have worked as a dental assistant since 2009 and wanted to share my experiences working and exploring the dental field. I love mentoring others and helping them achieve their dream of attending dental school.

Congratulations to All Accepted into the Class of 2019!

December 1st, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Advice | Dental School | Tips - (Comments Off on Congratulations to All Accepted into the Class of 2019!)

Wow! I can not believe it has already been a year! It was such a thrill receiving messages all-day from friends and readers about the good news. If you are still waiting to hear back from your dream school, don’t worry! …
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Financing Dental School Without Outside Support

September 20th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Advice | Dental School | Tips - (Comments Off on Financing Dental School Without Outside Support)

The cost of education required to become a dentist is astronomical. In fact, it is the most expensive education for any career path! A lot of students tell me they don’t realize how much dental school really costs until it …
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ADA Reverses Decision to Update DAT Biology in 2015

August 30th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in DAT - (Comments Off on ADA Reverses Decision to Update DAT Biology in 2015)

Time to breath everybody! Looks like the ADA realized their timetable was rushed in updating the Biology section of the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). When originally reported in 2013, the DAT Biology section was expected to change in 2014. Following …
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So… What Dental School Did I Pick?

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Background Information | Dental School | Website - (Comments Off on So… What Dental School Did I Pick?)

After 5 years of chasing my dream and a roller-coaster of an admissions process I am proud to announce that I will be attending…       I just want to reiterate that this change will not influence this resource in …
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Mastering The Art of Secondaries and Interviews: What Makes A Dental School Unique?

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in AADSAS Application | Advice | Dental School | Tips - (Comments Off on Mastering The Art of Secondaries and Interviews: What Makes A Dental School Unique?)

The most difficult question a school can ask in a secondary application or during an interview is “Why do you want to attend our dental school over other programs?” This year, I have been receiving many more requests to review secondary applications …
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Recent Downtime

June 28th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Website - (0 Comments)

I apologize for the recent downtime. With the increased traffic due to the 2015 AADSAS application and my recent move to Northern California, the website was temporarily suspended. Almaz Dentistry has been growing each and every month for the past …
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