The SNDA was founded in 1972 in Nashville. The organization is affiliated with the National Dental Association, which was the first organized form of dentistry in the United States. The goals of the SNDA are to promote oral health in minorities as well as provide support for academic and professional success of its members.
The Student National Dental Association mission remains promoting and encouraging the increase of minority enrollment and retention in dental schools; educating its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of dentistry; promoting a viable academic and social environment for minority students; and committing to the improvement of the delivery of dental health to all people, with an emphasis on minorities and the underserved
SNDA strives to establish opportunities for its members to develop stronger alliances among one another while developing a sense of community, aiding in the advancement of minority students within the field of dentistry.
The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) was founded on the campus of Meharry Medical College in 1970. The purpose of the organization is to promote contact between minority dentists and students of dentistry, with the ultimate goal of improving the health manpower distribution among the minority population. Annual programs such as Impressions Day, the Soirée Dinner, and National Conventions, allow SNDA members the opportunity to
SNDA aims to create a family environment within dental school. Many of our members feel a sense of belonging when joining SNDA and create friendships that last a lifetime. If you are seeking mentorship, friendship, tutoring help in pre-clinical courses, social events, service and leadership opportunities then SNDA is for you!