Preprofessional Health Advising Office

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Biology 340A
Spring 2014
Schedule #23949

Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the Calpulli Center, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4 (CLP 4104)

E. Martin PhD, Director,
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

GMCS-321, (619)594-1204


This course provides predental students with an opportunity to explore the dental profession and requirements for dental school. This is a one unit, credit/no credit course. This allows the course to appear on a student's transcript without affecting their overall GPA. This is a service learning class; students can choose among trips offered by the directors. On these trips, students will perform educational dental hygiene presentations in the community. All students must have a release form on file with Associated Students (provided in the beginning of the course).

This class is run by student coordinators and directors under the observation of the advisor, Dr. Martin. There are specific requirements to pass the class, but your input and enthusiasm are vital to making it a strong learning experience for you and your classmates.

Prerequisites: You must be at least a sophomore student in good academic standing, have an active file in the Preprofessional Health Advising Office (located in GMCS 323), and have an interest in pursuing a dental career. This course is repeatable a maximum of 6 times.


ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools, American Dental Education Association (latest edition)


1. Complete and pass (80%) the Oral Hygiene Quiz (February 10).

2. Observation hours (minimum of 10 hours required).

3. Oral Hygiene presentations (minimum of 3 presentations, completed during service learning trips).

4. Service Learning trips (minimum of 3 trips required).

5. Service Learning paper (due May 5).