Connect. Support. Advance

It’s our longstanding goal to promote, aid and support the academic and social environment of minority dental students.

Let’s Go Further Together!

Since 1970, SNDA has been dedicated to increasing the presence of minorities in the dental field.

As President, I work alongside our national executive team to implement my strategic plan for the 2022-23 year entitled: Go Further Together. This title originates from one of my favorite quotes, “If you want to go fast go, alone. If you want to go far, go together.” With this spirit of collaboration and intentionality, this year’s core initiatives will create impactful learning spaces designed for the personal, social, and professional growth of our members. Our approach will be vision-oriented, strategic, and measurable, always keeping our core values of integrity, service, and excellence at the forefront.

Kamal Smith
SNDA National President
UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Class of 2023

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Our Values

We strive to establish opportunities for our members to develop stronger alliances amongst one another while developing a sense of community, aiding in the advancement of minority students within the field of dentistry.



We support tackling health disparities in underserved populations by advocating for a diverse health force.


As an organization, we task ourselves with programs that are aimed to decrease oral health disparities nation wide.


We hope that through networking and mentorship that our students and graduates will attain excellence in all areas.


Our aim is to maintain our relationship with NDA, while also fostering mentorship within our organization as well.

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