My first name is Kallan Thomas, altogether, like Mary Jane or Bobby Ray, although I’m affectionately known as KT to most. I find it hard to describe in words how thrilled I am about the next year with SNDA! I will proudly be serving as National SNDA Treasurer for the 2023-24 Academic Year. Much like the Carolina Panthers, I hail from both of the Carolinas, as I have spent a significant portion of my life in both states. I earned my Bachelors of Science from the illustrious University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018, before completing an Applied Associates Degree in Dental Assisting in 2020.
Since starting dental school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2021, SNDA has become a huge and very fulfilling aspect of my life! Locally, I serve as Programming Coordinator where I work to organize events that are engaging, diverse, and specific to the niche community at Pitt Dental. It was an amazing experience to apply that experience on the national level while planning the 2023 National SNDA
Convention in New Orleans, LA. I hope it was as unforgettable for you as it was for me!
The next stop on the map for SNDA is none other than Las Vegas, Nevada! With all the excitement that comes with our Annual Convention, there is an abundant amount of logistic and financial preparation needed to ensure our success. Current Treasurer-Elect, Kareem Ahmed, and I are tasked with managing the monetary side of things and we have big plans for the next year. You can do your part as an SNDA member by paying close attention to form submissions, deadlines, and emails from us as we work hard to cultivate a positive, fair, andsafe experience for all. Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out with any questions. See you in VEGAS!
KT (Kallan Thomas) Elle
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Dental Medicine Candidate 2025