I am currently attending a community college, my GPA is 3.9 and I am also in the honors program at the CC. I have taken Gen Bio, Gen Chem, Calculus 1 and 2 and all the other electives. My calc professor told me that it is better to take science classes at 4 year school. He also said that it might not look that good on my transcript that I took a lot of sciences at a CC. After that conversation I stopped taking sciences at the school.Honestly, I was a little disheartened hearing that and regreated taking Gen Bio and Gen Chem. I am transferring to a 4 year school this spring, and plan to finish my Orgo and other higher level bio classes at the university. I started shadowing the dentist, I volunteer at the hospital, and at a special kids recreational club. I am confused as to when should I apply to dental school? Should I start my application next year, or the year after next year? Second question is that this summer I have two options to chose from, should I do summer internship at a university or should I take up a volunteer work(dental related) in a developing country? It's critical choice if I want to start the application next year as to which one which shine more on my application. I was more attracted to take up the volunteer work as it's something special, going and serving an underpriviledged population, and as for research, I did research for a semester at the CC. I apologize for the length of my post! Please put in your opinions, thoughts and advise?