MEMBERSHIP

Each member, whether General or Specialty, must complete the following requirements in order to be an active member in PDS.

***All active members are placed on two lists that are sent to the LSUSD at the end of the year.*** 

Points are due by May 10, 2020.

 

Click HERE to see your points!

MEETINGS

Attendance for meetings will be recorded by swiping each member's tiger card at the end of each meeting

with our Director of Membership, Sydney Gautreau.

All meetings will be held in the Life Science Annex room A101 at 6:30pm.

Meeting dates can be found on our online calendar or on our home page.

  • General membership: 4 regular meetings, 1 specialty meeting

  • Specialty membership: 6 regular meetings, 2 specialty meetings

DUES

Each member, whether General or Specialty, must submit a one time payment of $30 by cash or

Venmo (@LSUPreDental) or $31 by card during meetings.

(Venmo description: Membership Dues + member's first and last name)

SHADOWING

Each member must submit a shadowing form that can be downloaded from our forms page signed by each Dentist or Hygienist

he or she chooses to shadow. While shadowing, we should always be respectful and dress appropriately (usually scrubs unless otherwise stated) as we are representing PDS and are grateful for the opportunity given to us to learn!

Click HERE to see our shadowing database!

  • General membership: 3 different dental offices for a total of 12 or more hours

  • Specialty membership: 4 different dental offices for a total of 16 or more hours

Email photo of signed shadowing form to lsupdsdom@gmail.com.

(email subject line: Shadowing Form + member's first and last name)

INSIDE SERVICE

Our Service Coordinator, Isabella McJunkins, will send out inside service opportunities that are put on by PDS with sign-up links through email. When you sign in with Isabella the day of your shift, your points are automatically accounted for.

  • General membership: 6 inside service hours

  • Specialty membership: 8 inside service hours

OUTSIDE SERVICE

Members must seek out outside service opportunities in the community that are not put on by PDS. Some opportunities might be mentioned in meetings or emails. Members must have an event manager at the site of the event sign the outside service form that can be downloaded from our forms page.

  • General membership: 4 outside service hours

  • Specialty membership: 6 outside service hours

 

Email photo of signed outside service form to lsupdsdom@gmail.com.

(email subject line: Outside Service Form + member's first and last name)

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER

Each member, whether General or Specialty, must attend at least one restaurant fundraiser event and provide a photo of his or her receipt. In order to fulfill the point requirement, members must mention PDS when ordering, which allows for a percentage of the restaurant's earnings to go towards Smile TrainEvent dates and times can be found on our online calendar or through emails as they are planned. Members may RSVP using links attached in the emails.

 

Email photo of receipt to lsupdsdom@gmail.com.

(email subject line: Restaurant Fundraiser Receipt + member's first and last name)

SOCIAL EVENT

Each member, whether General or Specialty, must attend at least one social event that is put on by PDS. Social events serve as a way for members to congregate and establish companionship. Event dates can be found on our online calendar or through emails

as they are planned. Members may RSVP using links attached in the emails. When you sign in at the event, your points

are automatically accounted for.

DENTAL DASH PARTICIPATION

In order to attain membership, each member must participate in Dental Dash as either a runner or a volunteer the day of the event along with completing a few more requirements listed. Should a member choose to participate as a runner, he or she may count as one runner in any of the following options to fulfill their own point requirement. More information on sponsors and volunteer shifts will be provided through meetings and emails as the event gets closer.

  • General Membership: find one sponsor OR one runner, make a $20 donation, volunteer shift if not a runner

  • Specialty Membership: find two sponsors OR two runners OR one of each, make a $20 donation, volunteer shift if not a runner

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