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(SNDA) Student National Dental Association at UIC

College of Dentistry Student Organization


For four decades, the SNDA has been fulfilling its purpose of promoting fellowship and cooperation among its members and aiding in the advancement of minority students in dentistry. Our mission was established in 1970, and it continuously remains to promote, support, and encourage a promising academic and social environment for minority dental students. We are committed to providing oral hygiene education to all through our outreach efforts, increasing the presence of minorities within dental school and dental education, as well as improving access to care and the delivery of dental services to all people, emphasizing minorities and the under-served. In the 21st century, we have furthered our purpose of supporting minority dental students within accredited dental schools through the publication of a monthly newsletter, financial scholarships to assist its members, and development of the National Leadership Conference and the grand Annual National Convention.




Co-presidents: Juaquan Savage: & Amber Dansby:

Secretary: Courtnie Akande:

Treasurer: Monica Hochberg:

Community Service Chair: Teliane Bakala-Mpandzou:

Social Chair: Tiffany Cox:

Historian: Mayank Patel:

National Corresponder: Sue Irvin:

D1 Rep D’Nai Ashford:

D2 Rep: Nicole Wharff: