Advice from admissions officers

ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event Encourages Attendees to Pursue a Future in Dentistry

Posted by ADEA on March 29, 2019
An overflow crowd marked the beginning of the successful 2019 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Chicago. Nearly 700 aspiring dental school students received tips on application and interview best practices, along with words of encouragement from ADEA leadership. Attendees were welcomed with remarks about the importance of dentistry as part of care for the whole human being. ... See More

Tips for Responsible Social Media Use

Posted by Emil Chuck, Ph.D. on September 25, 2018
Social media is often viewed as a blessing and a curse. Thoughts, photos and videos are shared instantly and widely— friends, family and complete strangers receive posts within seconds. In recent news, we’ve discovered lingering or residual effects in which ... See More

Boost Your ADEA AADSAS Application With A Resume

Posted by Corky Cacas on June 18, 2018
As someone who has read over 35,000 applications in my more than over 20 years as an admissions officer, the Experiences and Achievements section of the application doesn’t receive enough attention from applicants. And I get it After zeroing ... See More

Celebrate 45 Years of ADEA AADSAS With a Brief History

Posted by ADEA on May 23, 2017
This year is the 45th anniversary of the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®). As you may already know, ADEA AADSAS simplifies the application process, allowing you to save time and energy by completing just one application. ... See More

Best Interview Questions by Predental Students

Posted by ADEA on September 06, 2016
Best Interview Questions by Predental Students To help prepare for interview day, here is a list of the best questions asked by previous applicants, reported by dental school admissions officers. Make sure to be prepared with a ... See More

Make Yourself a Competitive Applicant

Posted by Jeffrey Turchi, D.D.S. on May 19, 2016
It may come as a surprise to dental school applicants that the first thing they need to do after completing the rigorous undergraduate coursework necessary to apply to dental school is more homework. With more than 60 dental schools in ... See More

Good Budgeting Today Leads to Achieving Financial Health Tomorrow

Posted by Lolita Wood-Hill, M.S. on April 20, 2016

As consumers, we are constantly bombarded by television commercials and pop-up ads on our computers to buy more, spend more and save more (by spending more)! However, if you have a desire to attend dental school you’d be wise to develop responsible spending habits early. Your future, both professional and personal, is dependent on how well you can manage your finances. 

... See More