Background Information Dental School Website

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 any way. I will be keeping all future posts unbiased, but may bring in the perspective as a UCSF student (in addition to the perspective of my colleagues at other schools) from time to time. Please note I am planning a UCSF vs. UCLA article in the near future that will be aimed at helping summarize the minute differences between the programs. I spent nearly 2 weeks juggling between both programs and researched them from every angle possible. During that time, I gathered plenty of resources comparing the two schools which I believe will be extremely helpful in guiding others to decide between the two very excellent programs. Spoiler alert… there is no one “right” answer! 🙂




Recent Downtime

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 2.5 years and we are nearing 3K users per month! To put that in perspective, 1 out of 4 pre-dental students applying to dental school (~12K applicants) have visited this site in the past 30 days! WOW!

26% of you routinely visit the website to learn more about being a pre-dental student and the application process for dental school. Thank you for your support!





By now, I believe the first batch has been mailed out. Congrats to those who managed to squeeze into it! Within the next few weeks you may start receiving invitations to complete secondary applications!

For the rest of you, continue to complete your AADSAS application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me through Ask Elias. As always, using the keyword “AADSAS” in your question will elevate your question to my high priority inbox.

I have a few articles in the pipelines including one on dental school scholarships. Be sure to check back within the next month!

Good luck everyone! 🙂


Almaz Dentistry Now and Then (2 Year Anniversary)

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 two years and 44 posts later, I am not even half way through the material I plan to cover. This project has been something that has reshaped my passion for pre-dental mentoring. I plan to continue providing information to the community for years to come as I am nearing the transition into dental school. In dental school, I hope to be part of a pre-dental committee focused on helping students in high school and college achieve their dreams of becoming a dentist. Getting into dental school is a long and challenging process, but in the end it is worth it, trust me!

With that said, our community has grown tremendously over the past year. Here are some stats from the website!

  • Visits: 10,320
  • Unique Visitors: 8,884
  • Pageviews: 25,751
  • Reach: 111 Countries (See below)


I am absolutely amazed at the response and love receiving messages from all of you. Please continue to send me messages through Ask Elias.