Get Involved

Our student organizations offer ways for you to get involved in volunteer opportunities, social events, cultural projects, outreach, and fundraisers.  They provide networking, education, entertainment, and a sense of community outside of class. Each organization provides its own unique perspective and opportunities. 

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry at Augusta University provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health. We aim to provide leadership in ensuring optimal oral health for individuals and communities through the development and support of effective programs of oral health promotion and disease prevention. This may be accomplished through participation in health fairs, professional talks, or fundraising. As a member, signups for these events will become available to you. AAPHD membership is open to all dental students concerned with improving the oral health of the public. Visit the AU AAPHD Facebook page or Instagram.

If you would like to get involved in any capacity, please contact the DCG AAPHD organization at AAPHD@Augusta.edu.

Advisor: Mrs. Ketarya D. Hunt Bass

The purpose of AAWD is to continue to be the leading resource for advancing, connecting and enriching the lives of women dentists. We serve our members by offering a variety of programs and services that benefit the special needs of the busy female dental students, such as our annual Women's Leadership Conference.

Visit the AAWD Instagram.

Advisor: Dr. Martha Brackett

The ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows consists of students representing any of the predoctoral dental programs, advanced dental educational programs, dental hygiene educational programs, dental assisting educational programs, and dental laboratory technology educational programs at Augusta University.

Visit ADEA-COSRF Instagram.

Advisor: Dr. William Bachand

The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy. Here at Augusta University, ASDA hosts numerous events throughout the school year, such as the Welcome Back Party, Table Clinic Day, the Talent show, and as well as numerous lunch and learns and social functions. Every dental student at Augusta University is an ASDA member, eligible for both national and local ASDA benefits. As an ASDA member, we benefit from being members of both the GDA and ADA. Our organization is interested in fighting for the rights of dental students and dentists alike, attending State and National Lobby Days to advocate for the rights of dental students. Visit the AU ASDA Instagram or Facebook page.

Advisors: Dr. Nancy Young and Dr. Kim Capehart

If you would like to get involved in any capacity, please contact the DCG ASDA organization at georgia.asda@gmail.com. Please visit the National ASDA website (http://asdanet.org/). 

The purpose of the DCG Environmental Club is to collaborate to help reduce and recycle waste at the Dental College of Georgia and in the Augusta community, in hopes to protect and preserve our environment. The group participates in environmental clean ups as well as promotes recycling.

Visit the DCGEC Facebook page or DCGEC Instagram.

Advisor - Dr. Fadi AL Farawati

The purpose of the AU Dental Fellowship, a chapter of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, is to motivate, educate and equip Christian medical and dental students, and allied health care students to gain mutual strength, skills, encouragement, and blessing; and to be a winsome witness of God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ to the students, faculty and staff on our campus, in our community and around the world.

Advisor - Dr. Van Haywood

More information to come.

Visit the DMA Instagram.

Advisor - Dr. Veerinder Pannu

More information to come.

Advisor: Dr. Todd Schoenbaum

Sponsored by the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia, the Dentists for Della program provides a much-needed health benefit to veterans who are residents at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. The volunteer program also reaches out to the fastest-growing segment of America’s population – the elderly. Visit the Dentists for Della Instagram or Facebook page.

Advisor: Dr. William Bachand

The Give A Smile Foundation was created by students in 2004 and is a non-profit organization that gives back to our community. The purpose of Give A Smile is to promote better oral health in the community by helping motivated underprivileged patients at the AU Dental College of Georgia with a portion of the cost of their dental treatment.

Advisor: Dr. Abu Nazmul Hossain 

The Hispanic Student Dental Association was organized to improve and promote the oral health of Hispanics living in the United States. Other goals include the recruitment and retention of Hispanic dental students, matching students in the Big Brother/Sister program for academic advancement and support, translating for patients who do not speak English, and organizing intra- and extramural activities. Students and faculty from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to join. The organization hosts events such as Día de los Muertos, Salsa Night and educational  "charlas" (chats). Click here for more information

Visit the AU HSDA Instagram or Facebook page.

Advisor: Dr. Marlen Robles-Moreno

Operation Smile is a nonprofit medical charity that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide, assists countries in reaching self-sufficiency with these surgeries, and works to reduce the occurrence of cleft lips and palates. Visit the AU Operation Smile Facebook page.

Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey James

The purpose of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Selective is to expose dental students to the specialty through direct contact with Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons, faculty, and residents; to learn learn and to provide information and access to dental students interested in pursuing a career in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; to increase exposure to the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; and to help with the application process. Surgeons are invited to speak at many meetings and asked to five their perspective and share general information about their profession, lifestyle, and residency.

Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey James

The purpose of the Student Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists is dedicated to education, practice, and research in the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

Advisor: Dr. Bruce Riggs

Acting as the voice of all students enrolled at Augusta University, the Student Government Association shall actively work to improve the quality of life for the Student Body, along with the university and community as a whole. Believing in the right of self-governance, all students enrolled at Augusta University shall be a member of the Student Government Association and be entitled the rights, privileges, and protections thereof.

Augusta University's Student Government Association is composed of two bodies: the Senate (Undergraduate) and the House of Representatives (Graduate). Each body serves as a liaison between students and the administration of Augusta University.

Visit the SGA web page or Facebook page.

Advisor - Dr. Scott Wallace, AU Dean of Students 

The Student National Dental Association was incorporated in 1972 under the National Dental Association (NDA) to encourage the recruitment, admission, development, and graduation of minority dental and dental hygiene students. Activities in which the Georgia chapter is engaged include minority recruitment, tutoring, social and professional programs, and community and university relations.

The primary objective of this organization is to foster the recruitment, admission, development, and graduation of minority dental and dental hygiene students. Among the activities in which the Georgia chapter is engaged are minority recruitment, tutoring, social and professional programs, and community and university relations. Visit the AU SNDA Instagram or Facebook page.

Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Perry

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. Visit the AU SPEA Instagram.

Advisor: Dr. Ray Jeter

Students United with America's ToothFairy provides an opportunity for students to get involved in oral health care for children at an early stage of their career. Students are in a position to take action in cavities prevention and address oral health disparity for children in underserved communities.

Advisor: Dr. Tara Schafer