Dental Schools in California

By | April 19, 2019

Want to become a dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental technician, or dental therapist?  The following schools of dentistry in California offer pre-dental studies, general dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene studies towards a bachelor’s , master’s, doctorate, or a professional degree. Please know that some California dental schools also provide certificates or postgraduate training in general dentistry. Check the following table for street address and official website of each school of dental medicine in the state of California.

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List of Dentistry Colleges in California
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Address: 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Website: http://www.llu.edu/dentistry/index.page
University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry
Address: 10833 Le Conte Avenue, CHS – Box 951668, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Website: http://www.dentistry.ucla.edu:8000/Dentistry
University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry
Address: 707 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143
Website: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Address: 2155 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Website: http://dental.pacific.edu/
University of Southern California the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Address: 925 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
Website: http://dentistry.usc.edu/
Western University of Health Sciences, Western University School of Dental Medicine
Address: 309 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766
Website: http://prospective.westernu.edu/dentistry/welcome

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Northern California

There are several geographical regions in Northern California: the Klamath Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, the Modoc Plateau, the Great Basin region, the Coast Ranges, and the Central Valley of California.

In the north of the state are the southern spurs of the Cascade Mountains, a chain of mountain ranges that stretches along the Pacific coast through the states of Washington, Oregon and California. The Cascades are part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, in California there is the southernmost volcano of the Cascades – Mount Lassen Peak. Its last eruption began in 1914, explosions and steam emissions then continued for about three years.

West of the Cascades in California are the Klamath Mountains, whose highest peak, Thompson Peak, is 2,744 meters above sea level. In the Klamath Mountains, a unique floristic region has formed, several endemic (that is, nowhere else found) species of plants grow here, mainly conifers – cedars, pines, and spruces. The unique nature of the Klamath Mountains is protected by the US government, a number of reserves have been created here.

In the northeast of the state, the Modoc Plateau, formed by lava flows about twenty-five million years ago, is located. The plateau, whose height varies from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level, is covered with forests and shrubs. On the Modoc Plateau there is a reserve, the Modoc National Forest, with an area of ​​​​about 6,700 km 2.

South of the Modoc plateau is a section of the Intermountain Plateaus, which is part of the Great Basin. These are arid lands with numerous salt marshes. In this region, in the White Mountains (mountain range up to 4,344 meters high), grow pines of the species Pinus longaeva (pine spiny intermountain), which are considered the longest-lived living organisms on our planet. The Inyo National Forest has been created in the White Mountains to protect these plants and other unique California wildlife. Here, in the “Grove of ancient pines”, the oldest tree in the world grows – the Methuselah pine, whose age is about 4,900 years!

The Sierra Nevada stretches in eastern California. It is here that the highest point among the continental states of the United States is located – Mount Whitney. In the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the Yosemite Valley, is the world-famous and attracting many tourists Yosemite National Park. Here, in Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, you can see the largest trees on Earth – giant sequoias (including one of the symbols of the United States – General Grant’s Sequoia).

Along the coast of Northern California south of the Klamath Mountains, the so-called Coast Ranges stretch. This is a chain of mountains, including the King, Mendocino, Waca ranges in the north of the state (the so-called “Last Coast”, here the mountains come to the ocean itself) and Berkeley, Diablo, Santa Cruz and others in Central California.

Between the Coast Ranges and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the famous Central Valley of California (aka the California Valley, and often even just the Valley). The northern part of this vast plain with very fertile lands is called the Sacramento Valley, and the southern part is the San Joaquin Valley, after the names of the rivers flowing in these regions.

The length of the Central Valley of California is about 720 km, the width is from 60 to 100 km, and the area is about 58,000 km2. Once covered in meadows and home to many animals, the California Valley is now almost completely transformed by human activities.

The largest rivers in Northern California are the Sacramento and the San Joaquin. The state’s largest river, the Sacramento, originates on the eastern slopes of the Klamath Mountains. The length of the river is about seven hundred kilometers, its basin occupies the entire northern part of the California Valley.

The sources of the San Joaquin River are located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, its length is almost six hundred kilometers. Both of these rivers flow into the San Francisco Bay, forming a huge estuary.

At an altitude of about 1,900 meters above sea level in the Sierra Nevada mountains, on the border between California and Nevada, is another of California’s most famous tourist attractions – Lake Tahoe. This is the largest mountain lake in the United States (its area is almost 500 km 2) and the second deepest (501 meters, deeper only in Crater Lake in Oregon).

Northern California generally has a mild, Mediterranean climate, although there are variations between regions. In the northwest of the state, the climate is temperate, there is quite a lot of precipitation, seasonal fluctuations are not pronounced. Winters are generally mild and rainy, summers are warm and dry. Average January temperature in Eureka, Humboldt County, 5°C to 13°C; in July it is from 12°C to 18°C.

In the northeast of the state, the difference between the seasons becomes more pronounced. Here, too, precipitation falls mainly in winter, and summers are usually dry. In the city of Alturas, Modoc district, in January, the temperature ranges from -8°C to 6°C, and in July from 7°C to 31°C.

In the east of Northern California, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the climate is correspondingly mountainous, with cold, snowy winters and warm summers. In South Lake Tahoe, Eldorado County, January is typically -10°C to 5°C and July is 5°C to 27°C.

The capital city of California, Sacramento, located in California’s Central Valley region, experiences wet and warm (4°C to 12°C) winters and dry and hot (15°C to 34°C) summers. During the rainy season, in late autumn and winter, here (as in other areas of the California Valley) very often there are heavy fogs. The summer heat is moderated somewhat by sea breezes blowing off the San Francisco Bay.

And in the city of San Francisco, located on the coast of Central California, a mild Mediterranean climate, strongly dependent on the cold California current. Fogs are also very frequent here, there is practically no rain in summer, there are almost no seasonal differences. The average January temperature in San Francisco is between 8°C and 14°C, while September (the warmest month) is between 13°C and 21°C.