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College of Dental Medicine

American Association of Dental Schools

The American Association of Dental Schools promotes communication and standardization among dental schools.  Student input into the educational process is achieved through student representatives from each school.

American Association of Women Dentists

The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) has two objectives:  first, to offer opportunities for professional growth through association with women in the dental profession; and second, to support the goals of the AAWD, “to aid in the advancement of women in dentistry, to promote professional support and cooperation among its members, and to promote the fundamentals of good oral health.”

PresidentSumeen Maur
Vice PresidentJessica Baron
SecretaryRebecca Harrison
TreasurerKrista Andersen
HistorianAlison Foster
Philanthropy/Service ChairHannah Willis
FundraisingKelcy Huddle
Faculty AdvisorDr. Elizabeth Pilcher

American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Student Chapter at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine strives to support achievement and excellence in all aspects of dental education. Our chapter aims to develop programs and activities which address the need for dental educators and researchers in the future, to further post-graduate dental education, and motivate students of all education levels to become dental professionals. Chapter programs aim to not only support these objectives, but also foster professional and personal growth through community outreach, inter professional education, and learning lifelong leadership skills.

PresidentAlison Foster
SecretaryMallory Ulmer
TreasurerZak James
Dental School Programs Committee ChairAbbie Garrison
Post-Graduate Programs RepresentativeDr. Trent Pierce
Class of 2014 RepsMatt Carlisle
Chris Filler
Katie Daniel
Class of 2015 RepsHee Young Hwang DeFee
Rebecca Harrison
Alison Foster
Class of 2016 RepsMallory Ulmer
Kate Vaught
Abbie Garrison
Class of 2017 RepsTo be elected
Faculty AdvisorDr. Elizabeth Pilcher

American Student Dental Association

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is a national organization representing all dental students.  The organization began from student membership in the American Dental Association (ADA).  Members of ASDA automatically become student members of the ADA with all the privileges of association membership.

The local chapter at MUSC provides input to the national organization, assists members with obtaining membership benefits, and serves as the Student Government Association of the College of Dental Medicine.  MUSC ASDA sponsors the Freshman Orientation Picnic Day, the ASDA Dental Manufacturers Display, the ASDA Softball World Series, the College of Dental Medicine Newspaper, Clinic Day, and the C.C.C. Run/Walk.

The governing body of MUSC ASDA is the Executive Council, composed of ASDA representatives, MUSC SGA representatives, dental fraternity presidents, and representatives from the American Association of Dental Schools and the Student National Dental Association.

PresidentDaniel Hall
Immediate Past-PresidentWhitney Meek
President-ElectChris Ricker
Vice PresidentJessica Tabb
SecretaryCaitlin Coracy
TreasurerBryn Allen
Legislative LiaisonKatherine Logan
Lunch & LearnsHee Young Hwang DeFee
Social ChairKatelyn Flouras
Pre-Dental ChairsReed Williamson
Alexa Richtmyer
Post & CoreAndrew Ponton
Larry Fischer
Website/FacebookDaniel Hall
Andrew Ponton
Historian/Bulletin BoardCaitlin Coracy
Becca Shamis
Miles for SmilesLarry Fischer
Charlie Quasney
YearbookAlexa Richtmyer
Ethics ClubAndrew Ponton
Community ServiceBecca Shamis
Golf TournamentsCharlie Quasney
Jay Patrick
Post Gross PartyCaitlin Coracy
Charleston CupMelody Dawson
Becca Shamis
Katelyn Flouras
Faculty AdvisorDr. S. Ted McGill
Class of 2014 RepsWhitney Meek
Melody Dawson
Larry Fischer
Yianne Kritzas
Charlie Moore
Bryan Mullen
Ashley Price
Class of 2015 RepsDaniel Hall
Bryn Allen
Katelyn Flouras
Hee Young Hwang DeFee
Andrew Ponton
Charlie Quasney
Jessica Tabb
Class of 2016 RepsChris Ricker
Caitlin Coracy
Katherine Logan
Jay Patrick
Alexa Richtmyer
Becca Shamis
Reed WIlliamson
Class of 2017 RepsLeanna Craft
Ronetta Sartor
Whitney Simons
Jonathan Fryml
Chris Conzett
Zach Schurch
PresidentLandon Sears
Vice PresidentsMary Machowski
Blake Tollison
SecretaryMicah Dowling
Student Government RepNeizel Songalia
Honor Coucil RepsClair Midyette
Nicholas Wegner
Community ServiceRonnetta Sartor
Tanvi Patel
Claire Midyette
Brandi Mangana
Joshlyn Wilson
Public RelationsLu Dinh (Photographer)
Sarah Beth Ray
Jill Eaves
Nicholas Wegner
Social ChairsJill Eaves
Neizel Songalia
Harrison Josey
Athletic RepsPatrick McGarity
Leanna Craft
Madison Culler
Fundraising ChairsLaura Wysocki
Leslie Jordan
HistorianMicah Dowling
YearbookDiana Nguyen

College of Dental Medicine Class Officers

Senior Class

Class of 2014 Reps

PresidentBrandon Cain
Vice PresidentSteven Oblad
TreasurerJosh Peyser
SecretaryMadison Lanford
ASDA RepresentativesMelody Dawson
Larry Fischer
Yianne Kritzas
Whitney Meek
Charlie Moore
Bryan Mullen
Ashley Price
SGA RepresentativeSid Sehgal
Social ChairsAllison Steele
Candice Vinson
Will Brim
Sports RepresentativesJosh Gonzalez
Andrew Bellebaum
Honor Council      Peter Green
Matt Andrews
Academic RepresentativesWill Brim
YearbookRebecca Harper
Fundraising CoordinatorLarry Fischer
Public RelationsRosie Kolokithas
Community Service  Nika Guy
HistorianJessie Suggs

Junior Class

Class of 2015

President Matt Keckeisen
Vice President      Jessica Tabb
Treasurer       William Stewart
Secretary       Catie Carroll
ASDA Representatives   Bryn Allen
Charlie Quasney
Hee Young Hwang DeFee
Katelyn Flouras
Daniel Hall
Andrew Ponton
Jessica Tabb
SGA Representative     Sumeen Maur
Honor Council     Rick Furman
Lauren Green
Social ChairsKaren Wolf
Ann Dysart
Krista Anderson
Academic ChairsCharlie Quasney
Brandon Chasteen
Sports RepresentativesWil Waninger
Marshal Jewett
Community ServiceKenitra Betts
Mary Kate James
Daniela Arias
Makeeba Bookhart
Courtney Peterson
Michelle McInnis
Alekhya Rao
Year BookLauren Green
Public RelationsChris Farish
HistorianMary Jones
Tooth Time FolliesJoin Committee
Fundraising ChairsKrista Andersen
William Stewart
Danielle Guerrino

Sophomore Class

Class of 2016

PresidentJordan Berry
Vice PresidentKinsley Johnson
TreasurerKelcy Huddle
SecretarySukhi Guram
Honor Council
SGA RepresentativeAshley Rogers
ASDA RepresentativesChris Ricker
Reed Williamson
Katherine Logan
Caitlin Coracy
Alexa Richtmyer
Becca Shamis
Jay Patrick
ADEA RepresentativesMallory Ulmer
Kate Vaught
Abbie Garrison
Social ChairsHarriet Kilgore
Kate Vaught
Laura Kuhne
Community Service ChairsHannah Willis
Zak James
Public RelationsAnna Moorhead
Alex Pischke
Academic ChairsJon Voge
Marc Wooster
Fundraising ChairsKinsley Johnson
Katelyn Tobalski
Kat McKitrick
Josh Palmateer
Athletics RepresentativesSpencer Russel
Pres Payne
HistorianJason Macik

Freshman Class

Class of 2017
(to be elected)

Vice President
Honor Council

Delta Sigma Delta

Delta Sigma Delta, the oldest of the dental fraternities, was founded November 15, 1882. Its objective is to encourage high standards of ethical and professional conduct as well as to offer special activities to its student and professional members.The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine is one of the newest chapters of this international brotherhood.

President             Krista Andersen
Vice President      Bryn Allen
Secretary            Sukhi Guram
TreasurerKat McKitrick
HistorianAlexa Richtmyer
Social ChairSpencer Coombs
Brittany Rush
Matt Keckeisen
Anna Moorhead
Zak James
PhilanthropyBecca Shamis
Krista Koch
Senior RepresentativeJessie Suggs
Junior RepresentativeHee Young Hwang DeFee
Sophomore RepresentativeCaitlin McPherson
Rush ChairsKelcy Huddle
Hannah Willis
Marc Wooster
James Wood
Logan Barnes
Faculty AdvisorDr. Monica Cayoutte

Dental Community Fellowship

Dental Community Fellowship (DCF) is a Christian outreach to dental students. It is chartered as a local chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations. The goal of our organization is to motivate, educate, and equip dental students and dentists to glorify God, encourage each other, and reach out to the community in a Christ like manner. Some of our yearly activities include…

  •  B3 (Bible, Beer, Bar)
  •  Back to School Bash
  •  Freshmen Welcome Dinner
  •  Lunch and Learns on campus
  •  Dinners at local dentists’ homes
  •  Bible Studies
  •  Local Missions and Community Service (Free Clinics, Habitat for Humanity, Convoy of Hope, etc)
  •  International Dental Mission Trips to locations such as Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Costa Rica (just to name a few!)

While we are a body of Christian believers, we encourage students of all walks of life to participate in our activities.

Local Dentist LeadersDr. William Sasser (Founder)
Dr. Reese McElveen
Dr. Mary Alice Hughes
Student LeadersZach Huggins
Matt Andrews
William Stewart
Rick Furman
Kevin Jett
Lightsy Jett
Nikki Lunstrom
Jay Partrick
Katherine Teal
Erin Spencer
Chris Olsen
Eric Rackley
John Frymel
Hunter Lee
PresidentJL Holliday
Vice President of MissionsRosie Kolokithas
Missions CommitteeAdam Hardin
Elizabeth Hughes
Vice President of Social EventsNick Crossland
Social Events CommitteeWhitney Simmons
Gerry George
Vice President of CommunicationsRebecca Harper
SecretaryClaire Midyette
Golf Tournament/Banquet CommitteeWhitney Simmons
Faculty AdvisorDr. Mark Barry

For more information on DCF, please visit the links below:

Dental Student Alumni Council

Alumni Council’s primary functions are to help ease the transition from being dental students to becoming active alumni and to serve as liaisons between the student body and alumni.

The council assists the Office of Alumni Affairs in organizing and hosting events sponsored by the MUSC Dental Alumni Association for students, especially the dental career seminars held during the year.  These evening seminars feature alumni speakers from the community who offer advice on residency and career choices and practice information.  Council members also assist the alumni liaison for the College of Dental Medicine in regard to the continuing education weekend event co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and the American Student Dental Association each spring.  Dr. Monica Cayouette serves as faculty advisor for the group. New members from the entering class are solicited each fall.

President             Jessica Tabb
Vice President      Brittany Rush
Secretary            Catie Carroll
HistorianMary Kate James
Philanthropy ChairsAlison Foster
Class Representatives
1st YearAaron Gavri
Michael Lamb
Leslie Jordan
Eric Rackley
Matt Rivera
Whitney Simons
2nd YearAbbie Garrison
Kat McKitrick
Anna Moorhead
Kate Vaught
Mason Wade
Reed Williamson
3rd YearCatie Carroll
Alison Foster
Lauren Garwood
Mary Kate James
Brittany Rush
Jessica Tabb
4th YearBlake Burnett
Katie Carnes
Amy McConnell Pierce
Ashley Price
Faculty AdvisorMonica Cayouette

Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Zeta Eta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society was chartered in 1970 at the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Its purpose is to honor dental students who exhibit excellence in scholarship and other exemplary traits.

Alumni members are chosen from the upper 20% of the class who rank highest in scholarship for the entire period that they have been in attendance at the dental school. From this list, no more than 12% of the entire senior class may be elected to alumni membership by the active members of the component chapter.

President             Dr. Monica Cayouette
President-ElectDr. Walter Renne
Vice PresidentDr. Michael Kern
Secretary/TreasurerDr. Stephen Malley

Psi Omega

Psi Omega, a professional dental fraternity, was chartered at the Medical University of South Carolina on April 6, 1973.  The Sigma Chi Chapter of the College of Dental Medicine is presently the largest dental fraternity at the University.

Yearly activities include expert lectures in all phases of dentistry, various social events, and sponsorship of numerous community projects.

PresidentMary Hamilton
Vice President Lauren Green
SecretaryGabe Ross
TreasurerKathryn Hall Bowers
Alumni Chair
Philanthropy ChairsJessica Baron
Matt Carlisle
Lauren Kight
Social ChairCandice Vinson
Danny Vo
Erin Spencer
Rush ChairsKathryn Teal
Devan Bolf
Senior RepresentativeDanny Vo
Sophomore RepresentativeNikki Lundstrom
ChaplainJay Patrick
Faculty AdvisorsDr. Rick Albenesius
Dr. Gabriel Ingraham
Dr. Ted McGill

Student National Dental Association

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) was founded by concerned dental students at Meharry Medical College in 1970, and incorporated in 1972, over 50 years after its parent group, the National Dental Association.  SNDA was created to encourage and promote minority recruitment/retention, to meet dental health needs of minority and underserved communities, and to create a relationship between the National Dental Association members and the students of this organization.

SNDA members across the country are composed of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.  The organization has become a helpful tool in establishing and providing a network of communication among and between students as a means of improving dental care among under-represented individuals and communities.

President  Kenitra Betts Kelly
Vice PresidentLindsay Mobley
TreasurerJosh Gonzalez
SecretaryMakeeba Bookhart
Activities ChairKanupriya Goel
Historian/WebmasterAlekhya Rao
Faculty Advisor            Dr. Gwen Brown

Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry

The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry is a national, student driven association that was established to promote and support students’ lifelong commitment to ethical behavior in order to benefit the patients they serve and to further the dental profession.

The objectives of the Association are:

  • Act as a support system for students in strengthening their personal and professional ethics values by:
  • Providing a resource for ethics education and development.
  • Fostering a non-punitive, open-forum environment for ethics communication
  • Promoting awareness of ethics standards and related issues within dentistry
  • Collaborating with leadership of the dental profession to effectively advocate for our members

PresidentZak James
Vice PresidentHannah Willis-Rustin
TreasurerAnna Moorhead
Member at LargeCaitlin McPherson
Class of 2016 RepresentativePres Payne
AdvisorDr. Joe Vuthiganon

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