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Pre-Dental Society

at University of California Santa Cruz


Biweekly Newsletter, Friday, 31JAN14 Issue 02, Winter 2014

In this issue
Announcements Meeting Dates Myth vs. Fact DAT Practice Question Member of the Month Member Dues Specialty Corner Upcoming Events Calendar

Fun Fact!
Each persons set of teeth is unique much like fingerprints. Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth.

More inside!

Annoucements
Guest Speaker
o o Dont miss our general dentist guest speaker, Dr.Wagner coming to our meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Dr. Wagner will talk about his path to dentistry, and offer some valuable advice.

Kaplan Representative
o o We will have a Kaplan Rep come in at our meeting on Thursday February 27, 2014. Know how Kaplan DAT Test Prep can help you.

Winter Meeting Dates

UCSFs ASDA Pre-Dental Mentoring Program


o o Get paired up with a UCSF dental student for advising and mentoring before applying to dental school. Please contact our Vice President, John Sy if you are interested in the program.

!Thursday, Jan 16, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm @ Muwekma Ohlone conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor !Thursday, Jan 30, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor !Thursday, Feb 13, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor !Thursday, Feb 27, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm @ Muwekma Ohlone conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor !Thursday, Mar 13, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm @ @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program


o Applications for SMDEP are still on going until March 1, 2014. If you have any questions please contact our Secretary, Renzo Noratto.

Crew-neck Sweatshirts
o o Our new PDS crew-neck sweatshirts have been ordered! If you mentioned that you wanted one, you may pick them up during our General meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 with your $25. o If you will not be able to make it to the meeting, you may pick it up during the Board meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Please let Katherine Panopio ahead of time.

Myth vs. Fact


Myth: Whitening is not safe for your teeth. Fact: Tooth bleaching has proven to be safe and effective way of achieving a more youthful and healthy-looking smile. In fact, the ADA has lent its support and approval for enhancing the esthetics of ones smile via office and home bleaching. Like anything, it can be abused, and cause adverse results. During the time that you whiten, the fluoride-rich layer of the enamel is broken down and the teeth become porous, making them more susceptible to the acids and sugars in your mouth. Within 24-48 hours your tooths enamel will re-mineralize and build up that protective fluoride-rich layer again. If you become a whitening junkie, and never give your enamel the chance to re-mineralize, then you can cause long term adverse effects to you teeth.
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January Member of the Month

DAT Practice Question


Survey of the Natural Sciences: Biology

The breakdown of a disaccharide releases energy, which is stored as ATP. This is an example of a(n)
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Member Dues
If you would like to pay your member dues, please contact our Treasurer, Katherine Panopio. Quarterly membership from last quarter has expired. If you have already paid your annual dues and have not received either your shirt or binder please contact our Vice President, John Sy.

B C

D E

Combination reaction Replacement reaction Endothermic reaction Exothermic reaction Thermodynamic reaction

Specialty Corner
Orthodontics
In this field of dentistry, professionals focus on straightening their clients teeth using braces and/or retainers.

Upcoming Events

January

February
2014

Sunday 12

Monday 13

Tuesday 14
Board Meeting

Wednesday 15
Class Permission Numbers Required

Thursday 16
GENERAL MEETING

Friday 17

Saturday 18

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

21
Community Service: Tabling, Quarry

22
Community Service: Tabling, Quarry

23
Social: Penny Ice Creamery

24
Volunteer: Pogonip Restoration

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27
Add/Drop/Swap Classes Ends Grade Option

28
Board Meeting Add by Petition Begins

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30
GENERAL MEETING

31

2
Suture Clinic

6
Declaration/ Change of Major/ Minor

7
Volunteer: Habitat Restoration

10

11
Board Meeting Community Service: Tabling, Quarry

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13
GENERAL MEETING: Guest Speaker

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Presidents Day

18
Withdraw from Class Ends

19

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Mock Interview Day

22
UCSF Impressions Conference Volunteer: Pogonip Restoration

Legend [ ] General Meeting [ ] Board Meeting [ ] Other Events [ ] Volunteer / Community Service [ ] Social [ ] Holiday

Contact us
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Answer to DAT Practice Question: The breakdown of a disaccharide releases energy, which is stored as ATP. This is an example of an (d) exothermic reaction. An exothermic reaction releases energy, whereas asn endothermic reaction requires energy. The breakdown of a chemical compound is an example of a decomposition reaction (AB ! A + B). A combination reaction (A + B ! AB) is the reverse of a decomposition reaction, and a replacement (displacement) reaction is one where compound breaks apart and forms a new compound plus a free reactant ( AB + C ! AC + B or AB + CD ! AD + CB).

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For questions & concerns about the newsletter, please contact John Sy, PDS Vice President at sy_john@rocketmail.com.