American Association of Women Dentists

The AAWD’s mission is to continuing being the leading resource for advancing, connecting and enriching the lives of women dentists. The UNC AAWD chapter gives women dental students the opportunity to network, learn, and make invaluable professional connections and friendships. Men are also welcome to join!

Members may participate in study clubs and lunch-and-learns with a variety of female speakers on clinical, financial, and business knowledge topics. This a great networking opportunity for job prospects and residencies, and this knowledge gives students a boost to strive for success, equal footing, and respect in the ever-evolving world of dentistry.

We also host fun social events and philanthropy/community service events, including our annual fundraiser for the AAWD’s main philanthropic organization, Smiles for Success. Smiles for Success offers cost-free dental care to women graduates of accredited job readiness and placement programs or other community-based agencies.

UNC chapter members have the opportunity to attend Wake County AAWD meetings.