Rutgers School of Dental Medicine has more than 30 organizations that provide opportunities for students to explore social, professional and educational interests. All students are members of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), which is affiliated with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Other groups focus on a special interest, such as technology, oral surgery or implant dentistry. There are also many cultural heritage clubs. Each class includes organizational leaders and officers. Some of RSDM’s most popular organizations are highlighted below.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The SGA is the main governing body of the students.
American Academy of General Dentistry (AAGD)
AAGD was founded to introduce junior and senior dental students to organized dentistry and continuing education.
American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD)
AAWD dedicates itself to enhancing and promoting unique participation and leadership for women in organized dentistry.
American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
ASDA helps in facilitating the process by which students can become active participants in professional affairs.
Association for Equality
The mission of RSDM'S Dental Association for Equality is to promote an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for members of the RSDM-LGBTQA Community and all students. This is done through education, mentorship, community development, community service, and social events.
Fraternities and Fauchard Dental Society of New Jersey
Three dental fraternities, Alpha Omega, Gamma Pi Delta, and Xi Psi Phi have large and active chapters at RSDM.
Hispanic Student Dental Association (HDA)
HAD meets regularly to conduct business and address issues relating to all students, but particularly Hispanic students, through a peer initiative program.
Indian Student Dental Association (ISDA)
ISDA is an association founded by South Asian dentists to represent their interests in the field of dentistry and provide outreach to underserved communities.
New Jersey Student Dental Society (NJSDS)
NJSDS is the student component of the New Jersey Dental Association. Every student is a member of the organization. Its goal is to encourage dental students to learn and take part in the political aspects of dentistry.
Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
SNDA was founded as an organization of minority dental students to speak to current issues such as recruitment/retention of minorities, and future issues confronting minorities in organized dentistry.