The chapter coordinated two community service events focused on promoting oral hygiene to second and third graders at the Alachua County Boys and Girls Club, and to high school students at Hawthorne High School.
“With both groups, we talked about importance of brushing and flossing every day and also emphasized that anything is possible if you work hard and stay focused,” said Kevin Phanord, UF SNDA president and member of the DMD class of 2020.
The chapter marked the end of the fall semester with a dinner on December 7 at Napolatano’s Restaurant in Gainesville. More than 60 SNDA members attended as well as three faculty advisors; Dr. Abi Adewumi, Dr. Demetrick LeCorn, and Dr. Cecil White.
“We enjoyed a wonderful meal as well as three great speeches about each of our advisors. The main purpose of the dinner is to highlight our accomplishments for the fall semester and to have everyone together before the holidays,” Phanord said.
The Student National Dental Association has had a longstanding goal for over 40 years to promote, aid and support the academic and social environment of minority students. SNDA strives to establish opportunities for its 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.