Hello SNDA Family!
My name is Kamal Smith and I am a third-year dental student at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. I am honored to serve as the 2021-2022 National President-Elect of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA).
I was born and raised in the greater Washington, DC area, and I am a proud alumnus of Duke University. I served SNDA on the local level for the past 3 years and I am excited to now lead on the national level. Our organization has a rich history of creating opportunities, promoting diversity, and cultivating professional development within the dental community. Our 2021-2022 strategic plan aims to build on this tremendous legacy and take SNDA to new heights!
As President-Elect, I work closely with our executive team to ensure that our strategic vision comes to fruition. Some of our core initiatives include fostering mentorship opportunities between SNDA and NDA, implementing programming to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities in dental programs across the nation, and creating impactful learning spaces designed for the personal and professional development of our members. In addition, I will be constructing my strategic plan for the 2022-23 academic year.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions to help move SNDA forward. Let’s keep elevating together!
University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
DDS Candidate 2023