Dental Clubs/RSO

HSDA

UW-HSDA
UW-HSDA has been a blooming passion project this past year. Our board members are passionate, volunteer-driven individuals that generously dedicate endless hours to build this club brick by brick. We share a goal of upholding the HDA mission driving our dedication to providing oral health care for our  underserved communities. Through education, leadership, and community service, we strive to expand our national presence. We’ve established a foundation for our chapter, built our membership pool, created social events, and most importantly, organized numerous outreach events focused on both oral hygiene education and treatment. We have created lasting partnerships with programs at the University of Washington School of Dentistry such as OEPD (Office of Educational Partnership and Diversity) and Health & homelessness, as well as community partnerships such as the Mexican Consulate, Casa Latina, Seamar Community Dental Clinic, and the Medical Teams International (MTI) Dental Van. We are also determined to create a strong bond amongst all out officers and members by holding unique, fun, and engaging activities including bi-weekly Spanish classes, periodic socials, council dinners and mentorship programs. We are passionate about the work we do and look forward to continuing to represent our underserved Hispanic community and cultivate strong dental leaders. All students at University of Washington School of Dentistry may join HSDA. There is a $15 membership fee and you can become a member by contacting an HSDA council member:

President: Estela Gomez Licea
Vice President: Alan Lopez
Secretary: Dina Al-Bassyiouni
Treasurer: Janella Bermudez

Our organization is one that is known for working “silently” behind the scenes. Our goal is to create a bond among students so that as future oral health care providers we value and understand our place in eradicating oral health care access disparities. It is our pride to develop new ways to stay involved in our community, including outreach events and collaborations with medical students. Through unity we become a more powerful force to better serve our underserved communities. We hope to inspire you as our next generation of members and oral health care providers!

SouthEast Asian Student Dental Association

SEASDAThe SouthEast Asian Student Dental Association was created to serve our community by increasing access to care and educating the student body and  dental field about the healthcare disparities that exist among the various groups in the South East Asian Community We focus on volunteering at outreach events, such as “Tet in Seattle” and “Khmer Health Fair.” As a newer club, we always looking for more opportunities to reach out to the community and  collaborate with other organizations Membership is open to any student at the UW School of Dentistry. Members can join by filling out this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSkpmfPn6bGmpf3Gyz5x_WJRZYazugRSxH-_twjz8awh-wjw/viewform

Johnny Le (President)
Andy Nguyen (Vice President)
Cecilia Tran (Secretary)
Christine Yeh (Community Outreach)
Kim Bernales (Pre-Dent Coordinator)
Tammy Nguyen (Graphic Designer)
Facebook: /UWSODSEASDA
Instagram: /UWSEASDA

iDENTity

iDentityiDENTity was created to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in dentistry. We work to continuously create a safe place for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and patients, as well as reducing oral health disparities and increasing access to care for LGBTQ+ people everywhere.

iDENTity has led various outreach efforts to the LGBTQ+ community, providing free dental care as well as other healthcare services and resources. We  have also held various events at the school, such as a drag show fundraiser, and an event that featured a panel of transgender and gender diverse  healthcare students sharing their experiences. Anyone can join iDENTity as long as they care about creating a better world for LGBTQ+ people! Both members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike are welcome and encouraged to join. Many groups on campus require membership dues but we do  not, as we want to make joining as accessible as possible.

Dan Walker, Co-Founder/Co-President
Find us on Facebook and Instagram @identitydds

Teeth and Toes

We team up with the nursing program and go to places like Chief Seattle Club and Mary’s Place. We provide head and neck exams and the nursing school provides foot care. It is a great opportunity for some interdisciplinary teamwork. More recently, we have also been able to use the three mobile dental  units to provide more treatment at Mary’s Place locations on one Saturday a quarter. As a first/second year it is a great way to get extra practice assisting and working with patients. Be on the lookout for future sign up sheets for events once we are safe to begin doing outreach again.

Student Leader: Jackie Bollinger