Student Organizations



Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine offers opportunities far beyond the classroom. Whether you’re interested in engaging in local outreach initiatives or attending a lecture from an industry expert, there’s something for you. Student organizations have an important impact in providing efficient learning environments for students and can serve as an intermediary for academics, leadership involvement and building friendships with peers.

Student Clubs Directory
Student Club President Email
AAPD/Pediatrics Noemy Espinal
ADEA Janahn Esmaelsadah
Aesthetics Raina Singh
AGD Stanley Faynblut
Alpha Omega Rachel Swed
ASDA Stony Brook Lauren Mistretta
Business in Dentistry Britney Nam
Chabad at SDM Rachel Swed
Chess Zyad Amin
CIDT Zhong Wang
Zyad Amin
Club CAD Zhong Wang
Dental Anesthesiology Allen Young
Dentistry Declassified George Kokkinos
Endodontics Gabrielle Mercieca
Geriatric Interest Michelle Lee
Hispanic Student Dental Association Nicole Vasquez
Muslim Student Association (MSA) Rayyan Moton
National Student Research Group (NSRG) Qi Dai
Operation Smile Lauren Mistretta
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Jesse Mulham
Orthodontics Sara Marciano
Mingi Park
Periodontics Sam Roth
Ping Pong Brittney Krasnov
Prosthodontics Amanda Rota
Smile Savers Elina Nourmand
Smile Stitchers Sally Chen
Special Needs in Dentistry Ariella Farahmandpour
Student Professionalism and Ethics Jane Song
Tennis Julia Tran
Women in Dentistry Veenna Minnal
ASDA- American Student Dental Association
ASDA Stony Brook District 2 Meeting

The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. It represents students with a unified voice and provides information, education, advocacy and services. The association introduces lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and promotes change for the betterment of the profession. Stony Brook ASDA is the Stony Brook Chapter of the American Student Dental Association with the goal of making the dental school experience the best it can be for students. From wellness events to social gatherings and conferences, there are many ways members can be involved.

AAPD- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatrics Club The AAPD Student Chapter at Stony Brook University is dedicated to fostering a deeper appreciation and comprehension of pediatric dentistry among dental students. We actively partake in community outreach, gain insights into the path towards becoming a pediatric dentist, and interact with pediatric dental residents during their literature review sessions.
ADEA- American Dental Education Association

ADEA is the foundation of implementing a helpful resource for dental students. In this organization, we collaborate with every class and provide advice on upcoming classes, mentor pre-dental students, and provide insight on what improvements we need as a whole in dental school.

Aesthetics Logo

Aesthetics club is an organization where students interested in aesthetics in dentistry join together for events that include literature reviews of current aesthetic techniques, workshops and seminars on use of digital dentistry for aesthetics like smile design, and guest speakers. This club is dedicated in learning about aesthetic dentistry through case presentations and provide a means for students to learn about principles involved in aesthetic dentistry.  

AGD- Academy of General Dentistry


AGD Stony Brook aims be the premier organization of general dentists, dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of comprehensive dental services, education, health promotion, and wellness.


Alpha Omega
Alpha Omega Image

The goal of Alpha Omega is to enhance the dental profession and the lives of dental professionals worldwide by promoting and supporting ideals of global oral health, education, and the bonds of fraternity.

Business in Dentistry
Business in Dentistry Logo Business Dentistry provides dental students the opportunity to learn more about the business aspect of dentistry and prepare them for dental business after graduation.
Chabad at SDM
Chabad at SDM The Chabad Student Club promotes traditional Chassidic culture with a philosophical focus on living one's life through joy and optimism.  Life's successes depend on a foundation of emotional strength and hope.  The club's goal is to reach out to, and offer this approach of life to all students, while creating unity among members from different backgrounds.
Chess Club The goal of the Chess Club is to foster a vibrant community of chess enthusiasts, promoting strategic thinking, camaraderie, and intellectual growth. Through friendly competition and collaborative learning, we aim to inspire a lifelong passion for the timeless game of ches
Club CAD
Club CAD Logo Club CAD represents individuals of the student body that have greater interest in digital dentistry, by presenting innovations in digital dentistry to inspire those that follow. Through digital case presentations and offices tours to dental offices around Suffolk County, we offer our members a greater insight into the incorporation of digital technology into the dental field. 
Club CIDT- Center for Implant and Digital Technology
CIDT Logo The mission of Club CIDT is to educate and expand the field of digital dentistry. We train the students of today to be the digital leaders of the future. Through strategic partnerships with outstanding faculty and executives from abroad; seminars, CE courses as well as hands-on workshops are held to produce the best digitally trained dentists out there.
Dental Anesthesiology
Dental Anesthesia

The mission of the club is to educate, expand, and advance the field of dental anesthesiology among students at Stony Brook SDM. Through a dynamic and inclusive community, the club will enhance knowledge, awareness, and skills regarding safe and effective anesthetic techniques in dental practice. Our club is dedicated to fostering a collaborative environment where students can come together with residents and faculty to learn, discuss, and explore the field of dental anesthesiology.  We want to provide educational experiences that will expose our members to the unique challenges that DAs face regularly as well as opportunities in dentistry.

Dentistry Declassified
Dentistry Declassified Logo Dentistry Declassified will serve as an adjunct to dental students’ in-class education, as we aim to deliver information about the opportunities and obstacles that students will encounter along their journey in their professional careers. This club is designed to cover some of the most critical topics in dental practice management, corporate dentistry, public health issues, new emerging technology, building social capital, and scientific developments. Follow them on Instagram!
Endodontic Journal Club
Endodontics Journal Club The Endodontic Journal Club is a welcoming environment for students, residents and faculty to come together to discuss research, interesting case studies and new techniques in the field of Endodontics. This organization allows us to learn from each other and stay updated on the best practices to take with us throughout our professional careers!"
Geriatric Interest Group
Geriatric Interest Group Photo

The Geriatric Interest Group (GIG) brings awareness to how we can effectively interact with and treat the geriatric population who present with their own dental, social, and psychological needs. Events we have done in the past include card-writing events for the veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home, collaborations with the medical school’s Geriatric Interest Group including panels with faculty that focus on treating the geriatric population, and the Health Fair outreach event at Jefferson Ferry Retirement Community. 

HSDA- Hispanic Student Dental Association

Welcome to the Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), where our mission goes beyond dental education to address the oral health disparities prevalent in underserved communities. As advocates for change, we are committed to raising awareness about the challenges faced by marginalized populations, including limited access to preventive care, cultural and linguistic barriers, and socioeconomic factors impacting oral health outcomes. The HSDA strives to bridge these gaps through community outreach, education, and service initiatives. By empowering both professionals and community members with the knowledge and resources necessary for improved oral health, we aspire to create a future where every individual, regardless of background, has equitable access to quality dental care. Join us in building a foundation of oral health equity and making a lasting impact on the well-being of underserved communities.

MSA- Muslim Student Association

The purpose of Muslim Student Association at the Stony Brook school of Dental Medicine is to foster a sense of community, raise awareness, and build bonds that will last a lifetime. 

NSRG- National Student Research Group
NSRG Image The AADOCR National Student Research Group (NSRG) is a student-run organization whose main purpose is to foster an environment in every dental school whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so. We provide a wide variety of career-development, leadership, and networking opportunities for students in all stages of their education.
Operation Smile
Operation Smile Logo

Operation Smile is a global medical nonprofit organization that provides free surgeries for children around the world born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate – and many families can't afford the surgery they desperately need. For as little as $240 and in as few as 45 minutes, Operation Smile can provide life-changing surgery – and renewed hope – for children around the world. The goal of the Stony Brook Operation Smile Chapter is to raise awareness and fundraise for these surgeries.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
OMFS Club Logo

The Stony Brook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Club aims to provide pre-doctoral students with the resources and information needed to explore the field of OMFS and successfully apply to residency programs. 

Ortho Club Logo

The Stony Brook Orthodontic's Club offers pre-doctoral dental students with opportunities to explore the specialty of orthodontics through informative sessions, club events, lunch & learns, and literature review circle. The club aims to help students develop connections and mentorship with current residents and attending faculty. 

Prosthodontics Club

The Stony Brook Prosthodontics Club initiates collaborations with dental professionals and organizations and facilitates mentorship opportunities for current students. On a monthly basis, we organize hands-on workshops and demonstrations to enhance members’ skills in prosthodontic techniques and host guest lectures by leaders in the field.

Smile Savers

Smile Savers Logo

Smile Savers is SDM’s outreach club focusing on improving the oral health and well-being of our community by providing education, preventative care, and access to dental services.

Smile Stitchers
Smile Stitchers

The mission of Smile Stitchers is to bring together people of all skill levels who share a passion for crochet, knitting, and other fiber arts. We aim to create a welcoming community where members can learn from each other, share their knowledge and expertise, and explore new techniques and patterns. Our club is committed to giving back to the community and making a positive impact, all while creating an outlet for people to de-stress. We donate our handmade creations to local organizations, and we seek out opportunities to use our skills and talents to benefit those in need.

Special Needs in Dentistry
Special Needs in Dentistry The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Special Needs Club is an organization that is dedicated to promoting oral health, providing compassionate dental care, and educating caregivers and parents of special needs children on how to maintain their oral health, with a mission to enhance the overall well-being and quality of life of individuals with special needs.
Student Professionalism and Ethics

The Student Professionalism and Ethics Club (SPEC) is a part of the national Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA). This is a student-driven association that promotes and supports students’ lifelong commitment to ethical behavior in order to benefit the patients they serve and to further the dental profession.

Tennis Club Tennis club is an inclusive community where tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels can come together to play, watch, and enjoy the sport. This club offers a supportive atmosphere that fosters player development and friendly competition. Events that we hope to have in the near future are skill clinics for beginners, charity tennis tournaments, playing tennis at a local park/school, and club outings. 
Women in Dentistry
Women in Dentistry The Stony Brook Chapter of Women in Dentistry strives to advance the educational, professional, and personal growth of future and current dental professionals. We aim to foster a community that supports mentorship, networking, and leadership opportunities to empower those who identify as women in the professional of dentistry. We are committed to coordinating events and services to support our members’ professional development, while serving the community through volunteer and outreach events that promote oral health and overall well-being. Our mission is to pave the way for an inclusive, equitable, and diverse future in dentistry.