(DALLAS) – The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry is now accepting applications for its 2008 College Pre-Matriculation Program for high school seniors.

The CPP, which runs from June 2 to July 11, is a six-week program designed to help future college students with an interest in dentistry strengthen their science foundation and increase their opportunities for success in a pre-dental curriculum during their first year of college.

The application deadline is March 31. For more information and eligibility criteria, call (214) 828-8996.

Founded in 1905, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas is a college of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. HSC-BCD is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its seven colleges located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, and the School of Rural Public Health.

— LaDawn Brock