Pre-Dental Courses

The UCLA School of Dentistry offers several pre-dental technique courses through our Continuing Education Office. These courses have played a major role in assisting pre-health professional students in making their decisions to apply for dental school. These courses have also provided participants with the opportunity to improve their manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and other skills in preparation for dental school, which has become very competitive for the 21st century.

Our current pre-dental courses:

  • Beginner Tooth Waxing and Denture

  • Tooth Waxing

  • Impression and Cast Making

  • Quadrant Denture

For current pre-dental course dates and details.

For more information regarding pre dental courses please contact the Continuing Education Office at (310) 206-8388 


Perceptual Skills Workshop 

There will be no workshop offered summer 2018

In addition to the pre-dental technique courses, the UCLA School of Dentistry offers a Perceptual Skills Workshop through our Student Affairs Office. This is a 4-day sculpture course designed by artist, Ronn Davis, to help prepare students for the Perceptual Ability portion of the Dental Admission Test. In this course, you will develop your ability to visualize three-dimensional forms on paper by learning different methods of drawing. Carving will also be practiced on a variety of materials including plaster and wax.

To Register:  Due to the limited number of seats available we ask that you submit the registration form with a money order in the amount of $80.00.  A money order is the only form of payment accepted - NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECK or CREDIT CARD CAN BE ACCEPTED.  Money Orders made payable to: Ronn Davis.  You will be sent a confirmation e-mail or letter and campus map approximately 10 working days before the start of the course. 

Parking on campus is $12.00 per day (fees subject to change). Dress Code: Must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

Download the registration form to sign-up for the perceptual skills workshop.

For more information regarding the perceptual skills workshop, please contact: Maribel Uribe at (310) 825-9789 or