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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.

Good morning! Today is the most important day for every pre-dental student planning on attending dental school for the 2015-2016 school year! The 2015 AADSAS application IS NOW OPEN! By now you should have most of the application completed; if not, don’t …
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I never realized how expensive applying to dental school actually was. In reality, there are quite a few expenses that people normally don’t account for when budgeting for the application cycle. Here is a quick breakdown of everything you should …
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Upcoming DAT Biology Changes Pushed to 2015

May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in DAT - (Comments Off on Upcoming DAT Biology Changes Pushed to 2015)

Update (8/30/2014): Planned changes to the DAT Biology section have officially been suspended. The ADA recently remodeled their website and as a result many of the links around our site are currently broken. In the effort of finding the new locations …
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As you fill out the AADSAS application, you will notice AADSAS will reference the “Holistic Cover Sheet” several times. Unfortunately, AADSAS does not explain very clearly what this Cover Sheet is and doesn’t let you view a sample until after you …
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DAT Prep: Gold Standard Comprehensive Review

April 15th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in DAT | Review - (0 Comments)

DAT Prep: Gold Standard is a newcomer in DAT preparation material. While shopping around for resources to buy, I came across DAT Prep: Gold Standard, but could not see myself investing so much money in an untested system. With the first …
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A week ago we announced that the new 2014 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools has been published. I received my copy yesterday and have spent a  bit of time reviewing the contents. Overall the 2014 guide is a welcomed …
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