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College of Dental Medicine Student Organizations
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.”

PresidentAmber Houston
Vice PresidentAshley Tankersley
SecretaryJennifer Fiorica
TreasurerKathryn Harrison
HistorianSarah Anne Harmon
PhilanthropyMelody Dawson
Ashley Price
Activity ChairsTBA
Member of the YearErin Pruett
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.

Brett Shigley
Dental School Programs Committee ChairSamir
Community Outreach Committee Co-ChairsMarie
Post-Graduate Programs RepresentativeDr. Trent
Class Representatives
Class of 2011
Zach Evans
Class of 2012Trey Vereen
Rula Shalabi
Class of 2013
Jeanette Wingate

Class of 2014Matt
Faculty AdvisorsDr. Elizabeth
Dr. Steve

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.

PresidentGolden Creavy

Immediate President-ElectPaul Blackman
President-ElectWhitney Meeks
Vice PresidentAnna Roberts
SecretaryMelody Dawson
TreasurerJon Peterson
Legislative LiaisonKritin Amram
Faculty AdvisorDr. S. Ted McGill

College of Dental Medicine Class Officers

Senior Class Class of 2012
PresidentMary Alice Hughes
Vice PresidentPatricia (Cara) Coleman
TreasurerMollie Bonge
SecretaryJuliana Head
ASDA Rep.Anthony (Paul) Blackman
Danielle Gill
Sean Britton
Nathan Head
Ben Jordan
Reid Warren
Mary (Caroline) Jarrell
SGA RepresentativeBrad Peper
Social ChairsKatharine (Kalee) Claussen
Adam Gordon
Jennifer Jones
Sports RepsIke Davis
Sam Joyner
Honor CouncilPaul Goforth
Kathryn (Katie) McDaniel
Academic RepsMary (Caroline) Jarrell
April Kemp
YearbookKatharine(Kalee) Claussen
Patricia (Cara) Coleman
Mary Alice Hughes
Jennifer Jones
Fundraising CoordinatorsErin Hyatt Pruett

Publicity ManagerPatricia (Cara) Coleman
Community Service Virginia (Ginny) Fadeley
Elizabeth (Millie) Green
Rula Shalabi
HistorianSarah Marks
TFFJustin DeGarmo
Andrew (Andy) Mowlajko
Vatsal Suthar
Junior ClassClass of 2013
PresidentCollin Bryant
Vice PresidentJon Peterson
TreasurerBrett Shigley
SecretaryShelly Catlett
ASDA RepresentativesJackson Mizzel
Kristen Amram
Anna Roberts
Paul Lambert
Brian Jaques
Jon Petersen
SGA RepresentativeBrandon Hagan
Social ChairsSteve Richards
Brock Smith
Ashley Tankersley
Sports RepresentativesJohn Early
Matt Nettles
Honor Council      Paul Goforth
Kathryn (Katie) McDaniel
Academic RepresentativesMary (Caroline) Jarrell
April Kemp
YearbookKatharine (Kalee) Claussen
Mary Alice Hughes
Patricia (Cara) Coleman
Jennifer Jones
Fundraising CoordinatorErin Hyatt Pruett 
Publicity ManagerPatricia (Cara) Coleman
Community Service  Marie Cross
Daniel Henderson
Graham Lee
HistorianSarah Johnson

Sophomore ClassClass of 2014
President Brandon Cain
Vice President      Steven Oblad
Treasurer       Josh Peyser
Secretary       Madison Wingo
ASDA Representatives   Ashley Price
Yianne Kritzas
Charlie Moore
Bryan Mullen
Whitney Meek
Melody Dawson
SGA Representative     Danny Vo
Honor Council     Lindsey Cash
Social Chairs
Allison Steele
Candice Vinson
AcademicWill Brim
Sports RepresentativesJosh Gonzalez
Andrew Bellebaum
Community ServiceNika Guy
Year BookRebecca Harper
Public RelationsRosie Kolokithas
HistorianSarah Johnson
TTFMatt Carlisle
FundraisingLarry Fisher
Freshman Class
Class of 2015
PresidentMichael Horger, Jr.
Vice PresidentJessica Tabb
TreasurerTom Pelletier
SecretaryCatie Carroll
Honor CouncilRick Furman
Lauren Green
SGA RepresentativeSumeen Mar
ASDA RepresentativesBryn Allen
Elizabeth Alppleby
William Stewart

Daniel Hall

Katelyn Flouras
Andrew Ponton
ADEA RepresentativesAlison Foster
Rebecca Harrison
Hee Young Hwang
Social ChairsKaren Wolf
Ann Dysart
Krista Anderson
Community Service ChairsKenitra Betts
Mary Kate James
Daniela Riley
Makeeba Bookhart
Courtney Peterson
Michelle McInnis
Alekhya Rao
YearbookGerry George
Public RelationsChris Farish
Academic ChairsCharlie Quasney
Brandon Chasteen
Fundraising ChairMatt Keckeisen
Athletics RepresentativesWil Waninger
Marshall Jewett
HistorianMary Jones
Tooth Time FolliesMattew Evers

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             Cara Coleman

Vice President      Louie Costa
Secretary            Ginny Fadeley
TreasurerCaroline Branchal
HistorianMargaret Maclin
Social ChairKalee Claussen
Daniel Leach
PhilanthropyAshley Webb
Danielle Gill
Faculty AdvisorDr. Monica Cayoutte

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             Brock Smith
Vice President      Sarah Anne Harmon
Secretary            Katie Carnes
HistorianAshley Price
Philanthropy ChairsAmy McConnell
Brett Shigley
Class Representatives
2nd YearBlake Burnett
3rd YearAlison Poole
4th YearCara Coleman
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. Stephen Malley
President-ElectDr. Cynthia Hipp
Vice PresidentDr. Joe Krayer
Secretary/TreasurerDr. Walter Renne

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.

PresidentJuliana Head
Vice President Adam Gordon
SecretaryJeannette Wingate
TreasurerSam Joyner
Alumni Chair
Kathryn (Katie) McDaniel
Philanthropy Chairs
Chris Carter
Mary Alice Hughes
Laura Tulga
Social ChairJennifer Jones
Rush ChairsBilly Forrester
Brian Jacques
Matt Nimmich
Ashley Tankersley
Senior VPByron Guffee
Sophomore VPAnna Roberts
HistoriansLindsay Cash
Sarah Marks
ChaplainCaleb Poston
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  Brandon Hagan
Vice PresidentDanielle Gill
TreasurerJami Cokely
SecretaryIsaiah Davis
Program CoordinatorVatsal Suthar
Faculty Advisor            Dr. Renata Leite

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