SNDA has done wonders for me throughout my dental career. It’s given me lifelong connections and a strong foundation of people I can truly call family. Amongst the grind and beast that is dental school, SNDA keeps me grounded and connected to those that look like me within dentistry. This organization has given me the space to be myself and has introduced me to a welcoming and professional community. Its emphasis on mentorship and its cultivation of such a supportive culture and environment has been incredibly fulfilling to me. As a young African American man in this discipline, SNDA has given me an immeasurable network and memories that I’ll take with me everywhere.