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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.

After the National Dental School Admissions Conference last Spring there have been rumors about future changes to the application requirements. The biggest new change is the new requirement of dental history in addition to the traditional medical history clearance requested …
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EDIT 4/8/2014:┬áThe digital version has been released in addition to stats compiled by the community. More information below! EDIT 4/2/2014: You can read my review of the new guide book here! Are you planning on applying to dental school starting …
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UPDATE 5/15/2014: DAT Biology Changes Officially Pushed to 2015 Back in October, we announced that the ADA was planning to change the DAT starting in 2014. The changes focused on updating the Biology section in 2014 and the Quantitative Reasoning …
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Almaz Dentistry Now and Then (2 Year Anniversary)

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Website - (0 Comments)

I can’t believe it is already two years later! When I started this project, I had no idea how ambitious the idea of an all encompassing pre-dental resource was. I expected to run out of content 20-30 posts in, but …
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SmileTrain Virtual Surgery Simulator

January 25th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Tips | Website - (0 Comments)

SmileTrain recently partnered with BioDigital Human to create a free of charge Virtual Surgery Simulator for dental/medical professionals. For those that do not know already, SmileTrain is an organization focused on finding children in developing countries who are suffering from …
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UCSF is once again offering their free online course about Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) to those interested in dental hygiene and a more modern approach of preventative dentistry. Dr. Featherstone, the Dean of UCSF School of Dentistry, teaches …
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