AAWD Chapter Presence

Our ever expanding network of women dentists
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Keep watching this list for our newest chapters in formation. If you have any questions or wish to start a chapter in your area, call AAWD Headquarters at (800) 920-2293.

AAWD Local Chapters

The following is a list of established local AAWD chapters.

Central Missouri

The Central Missouri Chapter is underway. To find out how you can get involved,

 

Contact: Dr. Missy Shelton

Cincinnati-Dayton

For more information on the Cincinnati-Dayton, OH chapter of the AAWD,

 

Contact: Dr. April Hearns

Greater St. Louis

For more information about the Greater St. Louis Chapter,

 

Contact: Dr. Katie Hotaling

Middle Tennessee Chapter

With a great group of women, the Middle Tennessee Chapter is off to a great start.

 

Mississippi

The Mississippi Chapter of the AAWD is located in Jackson, MS. The chapter works in conjunction with the student chapter at the University of Mississippi.

 

Contact: Dr. Michelle Burrage Crews

New York

For more information about the New York Chapter,

 

Contact: Dr. Megan Chin

Oklahoma

Formed in 1985 and boasting a membership of 100 dentists and students, The Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists works in conjunction with their local student chapter at the University of Oklahoma.

 

Contact: Dr. Samantha Collins

South Florida

For more information about the South Florida Chapter,

 

Contact: aawdsoflo@gmail.com

AAWD Student Chapters

The following is a list of established student AAWD chapters.

Boston University

Contact:  Julia Hadley

Instagram: @bu_awd

Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Contact  Brittney D. Lewis

Instagram: @AAWD_DCG

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Ellyse-Julien Dalton

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Contact: Kalie McCulloch

Howard University, College of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Whitney Giles

Indiana University

Contact: Julianna Pikus

LECOM School of Dental Medicine

Contact  Stephanie Conte

Medical University of South Carolina

Contact: Grace Eichler

Instagram: @musc_aawd

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry

Contact:  Kalimah Anderson

Instagram: @aawdmeharry

Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine – Illinois

Contact:  Kelissa Peterson

Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine Arizona Chapter

Contact:  Raena Tourgoli

New England College of Dental Medicine

Contact  Yalda Rostamnezhad

New Jersey Dental School

Contact:  Cassidy Verrier

Instagram: @rutgers_aawd

Nova Southeastern University

Contact:Julia Collazo

Instagram: @aawdnova

Southern Illinois University

Contact:  Roxy Dudovitz

SUNY University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Elizabeth Patrick

Touro College of Dental Medicine

Contact  Arlyn Fraim

Instagram: @tcdmaawd

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine

Contact: Nancy Epstein

University of California, Los Angeles

Contact(s): 
Layla Fijany

University of California, San Francisco

Contact(s): 
Leticia Chavez

University of Florida, College of Dentistry

Contact:  Lauren Arguelles

Instagram: @ufaawd

University of Illinois, School of Dentistry

Contact: Fatjona Aliaj

Instagram: @uicaawd

University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry

Contact:  Margaret (Blaire) Arnold

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Contact:  Madison “Maddie” Heine

Instagram: @ulsdaawd

University of Maryland, College of Dentistry

Contact: Leili Zamini

University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Contact:  Shirley Ye

University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry

Contact: Kimberly (Nikki) Morel

University of North Carolina, School of Denistry

Contact: Nada Salem

University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry

Contact: Uzma Haiyan

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Goldie Razban

Instagram: @penndentalwomensnetwork

University of Pittsburgh

Contact  Barbara Sterniczuk

University of Tennessee Health & Science Center

Contact  Diana Huynh

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Contact:  Samantha Whitten

Instagram: @AAWDinSA

University of the Pacific

Contact  Sammy Lee

Instagram: @aawduop

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Contact:  Pria Chang

Western University of Health Sciences

Contact:  Sandy Ku

Instagram: @aawdwu

How To Start A Local Chapter

Contact AAWD Headquarters at chapters@aawd.org and request a Chapter Start-up Kit. Your Chapter Start-up Kit will contain useful information to get your chapter started, including:

  • Start up “Forms”
  • Membership Applications/List of Benefits
  • Legal Guidelines for starting chapter and financials
  • AAWD National Bylaws
  • Sample Bylaws for your local chapter to adopt.
  • Information on setting up a tax ID #, bank account and budgeting

From there, you can – (with our help):

  • Set up an organizational meeting for local area dentists
  • Create a local chapter name
  • Elect officers
  • Once you have your group together you will decide how much dues you want to charge per year for membership dues
  • Decide what type meetings you would like to hold . . .
    • Social
    • Academic Dental or Non-Dental Topics
    • Combination of both
  • Decide how many times a year you would like to meet . . .
    • i.e. 4 times a year; 1 or 2 social events
  • Submit Officer names and contact information to AAWD Headquarters.

Now you’re on your way! If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Puja Sangoi at pujasangoi@gmail.com

How To Start A Student Chapter

If no local AAWD chapter exists at your school and you would like to help start one, follow these instructions to help get an active chapter up and running.

  1. Begin by assessing the level of interest of the students and faculty at your school. This can be done via discussions, informal survey, phone calls or e-mails.
  2. Create an organizing committee. This committee will be responsible for:
    • Drafting a constitution (HQ has a draft you can use)
    • Initiating a membership drive (HQ can help*)
    • Arranging for a first general membership meeting.
  3. At your first general membership meeting, you should:
    • Elect the inaugural Board of Directors.
    • Vote on the bylaws.
    • Set up committees.
    • Determine time, time and place or regular membership meetings.
    • Determine amount of Chapter dues (Note:  Student dues are $45/year for national dues + cost of chapter dues.  First-year students have the option to join for 4 years at $149.).
    • All chapter members must join AAWD nationally.
  4. Your Treasurer should establish a checking account for the chapter.  The account should be set up in the name of the chapter.  (See legal guidelines on next page.)
  5. Collect membership applications and send them in to the National office. Keep your list of officers updated on a yearly basis.
  6. Create a social media account! Many student chapters use Facebook Groups and/or Instagram to spread the word about their events.

If you have any further questions, e-mail Dr. Marinee Lees, Director of Student Chapter Development, at marineelees@gmail.com *With the help of AAWD Headquarters, the Student chapter should plan a kick-off event or membership drive. It can be a lunch and learn, a breakfast meeting, whatever works best for the student population. Download These Instructions (pdf)

The following are the chapter documents that must be submitted to the national office at least once annually. If you have any questions regarding updating a chapter, please feel free to contact the national office by telephone at 800-920-2293 or email, chapters@aawd.org.

 

Student Chapter Resources

Student Chapter Start-up Guide

Student Rebate Checklist

Student Chapter Officers Form

Student Chapter Member Form

 

Local Chapter Resources

Local Chapter Start-up Guide

Local Chapter Checklist

Local Chapter Officers Form

AAWD Membership Application

+ Local Chapters

AAWD Local Chapters

The following is a list of established local AAWD chapters.

Central Missouri

The Central Missouri Chapter is underway. To find out how you can get involved,

 

Contact: Dr. Missy Shelton

Cincinnati-Dayton

For more information on the Cincinnati-Dayton, OH chapter of the AAWD,

 

Contact: Dr. April Hearns

Greater St. Louis

For more information about the Greater St. Louis Chapter,

 

Contact: Dr. Katie Hotaling

Middle Tennessee Chapter

With a great group of women, the Middle Tennessee Chapter is off to a great start.

 

Mississippi

The Mississippi Chapter of the AAWD is located in Jackson, MS. The chapter works in conjunction with the student chapter at the University of Mississippi.

 

Contact: Dr. Michelle Burrage Crews

New York

For more information about the New York Chapter,

 

Contact: Dr. Megan Chin

Oklahoma

Formed in 1985 and boasting a membership of 100 dentists and students, The Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists works in conjunction with their local student chapter at the University of Oklahoma.

 

Contact: Dr. Samantha Collins

South Florida

For more information about the South Florida Chapter,

 

Contact: aawdsoflo@gmail.com

+ Student Chapters

AAWD Student Chapters

The following is a list of established student AAWD chapters.

Boston University

Contact:  Julia Hadley

Instagram: @bu_awd

Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Contact  Brittney D. Lewis

Instagram: @AAWD_DCG

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Ellyse-Julien Dalton

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Contact: Kalie McCulloch

Howard University, College of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Whitney Giles

Indiana University

Contact: Julianna Pikus

LECOM School of Dental Medicine

Contact  Stephanie Conte

Medical University of South Carolina

Contact: Grace Eichler

Instagram: @musc_aawd

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry

Contact:  Kalimah Anderson

Instagram: @aawdmeharry

Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine – Illinois

Contact:  Kelissa Peterson

Midwestern University – College of Dental Medicine Arizona Chapter

Contact:  Raena Tourgoli

New England College of Dental Medicine

Contact  Yalda Rostamnezhad

New Jersey Dental School

Contact:  Cassidy Verrier

Instagram: @rutgers_aawd

Nova Southeastern University

Contact:Julia Collazo

Instagram: @aawdnova

Southern Illinois University

Contact:  Roxy Dudovitz

SUNY University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Elizabeth Patrick

Touro College of Dental Medicine

Contact  Arlyn Fraim

Instagram: @tcdmaawd

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine

Contact: Nancy Epstein

University of California, Los Angeles

Contact(s): 
Layla Fijany

University of California, San Francisco

Contact(s): 
Leticia Chavez

University of Florida, College of Dentistry

Contact:  Lauren Arguelles

Instagram: @ufaawd

University of Illinois, School of Dentistry

Contact: Fatjona Aliaj

Instagram: @uicaawd

University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry

Contact:  Margaret (Blaire) Arnold

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Contact:  Madison “Maddie” Heine

Instagram: @ulsdaawd

University of Maryland, College of Dentistry

Contact: Leili Zamini

University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Contact:  Shirley Ye

University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry

Contact: Kimberly (Nikki) Morel

University of North Carolina, School of Denistry

Contact: Nada Salem

University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry

Contact: Uzma Haiyan

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

Contact:  Goldie Razban

Instagram: @penndentalwomensnetwork

University of Pittsburgh

Contact  Barbara Sterniczuk

University of Tennessee Health & Science Center

Contact  Diana Huynh

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Contact:  Samantha Whitten

Instagram: @AAWDinSA

University of the Pacific

Contact  Sammy Lee

Instagram: @aawduop

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Contact:  Pria Chang

Western University of Health Sciences

Contact:  Sandy Ku

Instagram: @aawdwu

+ Start a Chapter

How To Start A Local Chapter

Contact AAWD Headquarters at chapters@aawd.org and request a Chapter Start-up Kit. Your Chapter Start-up Kit will contain useful information to get your chapter started, including:

  • Start up “Forms”
  • Membership Applications/List of Benefits
  • Legal Guidelines for starting chapter and financials
  • AAWD National Bylaws
  • Sample Bylaws for your local chapter to adopt.
  • Information on setting up a tax ID #, bank account and budgeting

From there, you can – (with our help):

  • Set up an organizational meeting for local area dentists
  • Create a local chapter name
  • Elect officers
  • Once you have your group together you will decide how much dues you want to charge per year for membership dues
  • Decide what type meetings you would like to hold . . .
    • Social
    • Academic Dental or Non-Dental Topics
    • Combination of both
  • Decide how many times a year you would like to meet . . .
    • i.e. 4 times a year; 1 or 2 social events
  • Submit Officer names and contact information to AAWD Headquarters.

Now you’re on your way! If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Puja Sangoi at pujasangoi@gmail.com

How To Start A Student Chapter

If no local AAWD chapter exists at your school and you would like to help start one, follow these instructions to help get an active chapter up and running.

  1. Begin by assessing the level of interest of the students and faculty at your school. This can be done via discussions, informal survey, phone calls or e-mails.
  2. Create an organizing committee. This committee will be responsible for:
    • Drafting a constitution (HQ has a draft you can use)
    • Initiating a membership drive (HQ can help*)
    • Arranging for a first general membership meeting.
  3. At your first general membership meeting, you should:
    • Elect the inaugural Board of Directors.
    • Vote on the bylaws.
    • Set up committees.
    • Determine time, time and place or regular membership meetings.
    • Determine amount of Chapter dues (Note:  Student dues are $45/year for national dues + cost of chapter dues.  First-year students have the option to join for 4 years at $149.).
    • All chapter members must join AAWD nationally.
  4. Your Treasurer should establish a checking account for the chapter.  The account should be set up in the name of the chapter.  (See legal guidelines on next page.)
  5. Collect membership applications and send them in to the National office. Keep your list of officers updated on a yearly basis.
  6. Create a social media account! Many student chapters use Facebook Groups and/or Instagram to spread the word about their events.

If you have any further questions, e-mail Dr. Marinee Lees, Director of Student Chapter Development, at marineelees@gmail.com *With the help of AAWD Headquarters, the Student chapter should plan a kick-off event or membership drive. It can be a lunch and learn, a breakfast meeting, whatever works best for the student population. Download These Instructions (pdf)

+ Forms & Resources

The following are the chapter documents that must be submitted to the national office at least once annually. If you have any questions regarding updating a chapter, please feel free to contact the national office by telephone at 800-920-2293 or email, chapters@aawd.org.

 

Student Chapter Resources

Student Chapter Start-up Guide

Student Rebate Checklist

Student Chapter Officers Form

Student Chapter Member Form

 

Local Chapter Resources

Local Chapter Start-up Guide

Local Chapter Checklist

Local Chapter Officers Form

AAWD Membership Application