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What I Learned From My Dental School Application Journey

Posted by ADEA on May 22, 2015

Listen to a panel of first-year dental students share some of the surprises and challenges they encountered during the dental school application process. In this free, 45 minute webinar recording, first year dental students reflect back on their experience applying to dental school and share some of the surprises and challenges they encountered along the way.



Britni Skoda graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in marketing and sales. She worked in corporate America for a few years but decided her calling was something else, so she made the jump into dentistry. Britni’s previous career relocated her to Cleveland, and she is proud to still call Cleveland home while attending Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Will2Will Baldock attended the University of Florida and earned a B.S. in Microbiology. He is the President of University of Florida College of Dentistry Class of 2018. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys traveling.

kyleKyle Leis graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and is a D.D.S. candidate at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. As the Clinic Vice President, Kyle coordinates volunteers to work at local free clinics. In his free time, he enjoys running and spending time outdoors.


Vivian Castellanos is finishing up her first year of dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.  She graduated last May with a bachelor’s degree in Health Planning and Administration with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 


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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals.