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Pre-Dental Society

at University of California Santa Cruz


Biweekly Newsletter, Thursday, 10APR14 Issue 01, Spring 2014

In this issue
Announcements Spring Meeting Dates Myth vs. Fact DAT Practice Question Member of the Month Member Dues Specialty Corner Upcoming Events Calendar
o 2014-15 Board Members

Fun Fact!
38.5 = total days an average person spends brushing teeth over a lifetime.

More inside!

Announcements
Welcome back Slugs!
o o o We hope that everyone enjoyed their spring break Time to kick it into high gear for the last quarter of the year. Study hard!

2014-2015 Pre-Dental Society Board Member


o Introducing your future leaders! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! President: Steven Lu Vice-President: Geraldine OMara Treasurer: Renzo Noratto Secretary: Stacy Suen Historian: Alyssa Neelley Wed Designer: Kathleen Nguyen Volunteer Coordinator: Amir Shababi Social & Outreach Coordinator: Neetu Handa Shadowing Coordinator: Nisha Joseph

Spring Meeting Dates

! Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm @ Muwekma Ohlone conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor ! Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor ! Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor ! Wednesday, May 24, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor ! Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm @ Cervantes Velasquez conference room, Bay Tree 3rd floor

Myth vs. Fact


Myth: Having an improper bite does not really affect much. Fact: An improper bite or malocclusion can have detrimental effects on the mouth and the body as a whole. This poor occlusion can cause one to clench and grind their teeth (bruxism), which can result in the loss of enamel, causing the eventual need for root canal therapy and crowns. When tooth structure is lost, the bite collapses, resulting in the face to develop an older appearance. Grinding can also cause teeth to fracture and cause mobility of the teeth. When the bite is off, the muscles and joints can become strained, resulting in TMJ problems and jaw pain. When this happens neck problems and headaches can arise, and ones posture can become affected. Keep in mind that a lot of force can be exterted by the chewing muscles.
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March Member of the Month

DAT Practice Question


Quantitative Reasoning

Find the second derivative of the equation y = 2x3 + x2 + 3x + 4


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Neetu Handa
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 dues and have not received either your shirt or binder please contact our Vice President, John Sy.

Member Dues

12x + 2 12x + 5 6x2 + 2x + 3 6x2 + 2x + 7

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Specialty Corner
Military Dentistry
As a military officer, you will serve your country by helping the men and women who defend it, and others in need. Contribute to humanitarian mission in country and around the world. A debt-free way to pay for dental school. Adventure, travel, and the chance to save lives.
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Upcoming Events

April

May
2014

Sunday 30

Monday 31
PDS Voting Starts

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2
Board Meeting

Thursday 3

Friday 4
PDS Voting Close

Saturday 5
UOP Pride Day

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GENERAL MEETING New Officers Announced

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Social: Burger. Volunteer: HOPE

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Board Meeting

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Add/Drop/Swap Classes

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Add by petition Withdraw from class start

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GENERAL MEETING

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Inside UCSF Declare/Change Major/Minor

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Inside UCSF

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Meet & Greet

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GENERAL MEETING Peace Corps

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Last day to Withdraw from classes

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

Contact us
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Answer to DAT Practice Question: Find the second derivative y = 2x3 + x2 + 3x +4

Pre-Dental Society at UCSC


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