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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.

Recent Downtime

January 6th, 2014 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Website - (0 Comments)

I apologize for the recent downtime. Something went horribly wrong with my server and I lost the past two months of content. Recovery is still being attempted however unlikely. A backup of the website is currently being hosted on a …
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Complete AADSAS Application Picture Guide

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Elias Almaz in AADSAS Application | Advice | Background Information | Dental School | Tips - (Comments Off on Complete AADSAS Application Picture Guide)

A concern for many people anxious to apply for dental school is the AADSAS application. For most, it is the first time they are using the application and the lack of guidance makes it difficult to prepare for in advance. …
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First Wave of Dental School Acceptances are Out!

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Elias Almaz in AADSAS Application | Advice | Dental School | Tips - (Comments Off on First Wave of Dental School Acceptances are Out!)

The day is finally here! December 2nd is the first Monday of December which means it is the day all dental schools begin sending out acceptances to applicants who interviewed. Congratulations to all who got into dental schools. Everything you …
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How to Write a Personal Statement for Dental School

November 1st, 2013 | Posted by Elias Almaz in AADSAS Application | Advice | Dental School | Portfolio | Tips - (Comments Off on How to Write a Personal Statement for Dental School)

The AADSAS Dental School application prompt seems fairly straightforward at first, but can be difficult to answer in less than 4,500 characters (including spaces), roughly a page. The prompt for the past few years has been: Your Personal Statement should …
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Prior to asking for letters of recommendations, I had reviewed what to-do and not to-do in order to receive strong letters of recommendation and on time. You can find much of this information on my post All You Need to Know …
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The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) is Changing in 2014!

October 7th, 2013 | Posted by Elias Almaz in DAT - (1 Comments)

UPDATE (3/10/2014): New details have been summarized in More Details Emerge on the Upcoming Changes to the Dental Admissions Test (DAT)    A recent publication by the ADA titled “DAT Newsletter – Volume 4” sheds light on several large changes …
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