Greetings SNDA Family,

My name is Akeadra Bell, I am a fourth year dental student at East Carolina University, and your 2019-2020 National President. I am elated to be able to serve our organization in this capacity. Like many of you, the Student National Dental Association has been our home away from home. We’ve been provided networking and mentoring opportunities, access to invaluable resources, financial assistance through scholarships, and lifelong friendships.

Since 1970, SNDA has been dedicated to increasing the presence of minorities in the dental field. As President, it is my vision to further progress our mission by implementing initiatives that will continue to propel minority acceptance and matriculation through dental programs, while fostering an environment that promotes collaboration, networking and community outreach. Some of these initiatives include expanding benefits offered to National SNDA members, increasing USNDA and SNDA presence across the nation, strengthening SNDA and NDA relationships, and easing executive board transition to ensure continuity of service.

Together we are limitless and can achieve anything. We welcome your ideas, concerns and questions, so please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to serving this year and leading our organization to new heights.

Akeadra Bell
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
DMD Candidate 2020

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