Dr Vagan Tapaltsyan DDS PhD

"Any applicant has a fighting chance at admission to a dental school in the US" - that is the thesis with which Guaranteed Admission was created by former UCSF Alumnus, Professor, and ADCOM member Dr Vagan Tapaltsyan.

Dr Tapaltsyan graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BS in Biology. He then went on to obtain his DDS and PhD degrees from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Upon completion of his training, he remained at UCSF as an Assistant Professor and served on the admissions committee until 2019, when he stepped down from his position to focus on consulting and private practice. With over a decade of experience in reviewing dental school applications and interviewing hundreds of applicants, Dr Tapaltsyan has identified the key components that make an applicant stand out. His experience in dental academia also led to many collaborations and insights into the admissions processes of other dental schools. 

Dr Tapaltsyan believes that anyone can make a competitive applicant with a correctly crafted application package. 


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