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About Us

What is the Pacific Pre-Dental Society?

The Pacific Pre-Dental Society is the reformed version of the Pre-Dental Club, which was a small and relatively inactive club on campus. A group of students sought to revolutionize the Pre-Dental Club so that it could become a real resource for pre-dental students to use. The Pre-Dental Society was formed in order to provide support for University of the Pacific students who are interested in pursuing dentistry as a career.

This organization provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet dental school faculty, current dental students from various dental schools, as well as practitioners already in the field. It also offers volunteer opportunities, mock DAT exams, PAT and interview workshops, trips to Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and a comfortable atmosphere where all those interested or involved in dentistry can socialize and learn more about the field.

Common Questions about Pacific PDS

Who Can Join The Pre-Dental Society?

All Pacific undergrads are welcome to join the Pacific Pre-Dental Society, regardless of major.

What are the benefits of joining?

Pacific PDS offers up-to-date information on all topics relevant to pre-dental students, including insider tips that you won't get from official sources! Some of the PDS resources are only accessible by our own members, so you'll gain a huge advantage over the rest of your peers by joining the society. You will receive an insider's view for various dental specialties, meet like minded students, be presented with special members only discounts, and meet the dental admissions committees for a number of top schools across California (including of course Pacific)!


Pacific PDS Advisor

Dr. Ajna Rivera

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of the Pacific

Executive Board 2023-24


Sunali Patel


Ohm Patel

Public Relations

Kacie Tonnu

Vice President

Jenna Makarem


Ella Nguyen


Alice Lan

PDS Committees

Social Events Committee

Chair: Dasha Deviatykh

Fundraising Committee

Chair: Riddhi Patel

Website Committee

Webmaster: Alice Lan

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