Korean American Dental Association
Student Programs

Korean American Dental Association

Student Programs

All Student Programs

Students must be members of KADA to be eligible for participation with our programs.
If you are not a member, simply Register for Student Membership along with your student program application.

KADA Student Reporters

Calling All Dental Students

KADA is looking for 2 student reporters per dental school for our monthly newsletter. 

Student reporters report any fun and interesting facts, news, or activities of KADA members at your dental school. Once a month, your submissions will be reviewed by KADA’s communication/newsletter committee. Submissions will be published as a column in our monthly KADA newsletter.

This is a great opportunity to boost your resume, network with the active members of KADA, and open doors to networks, job opportunities, and scholarships.

Being a student reporter is a 1 year commitment.

If you are interested in this position, please click the button below for more information.

Don’t let your school be left behind!

Summer Internship Program

Membership currently limited: Only Undergraduate Students in Southern California may apply for internships

KADA’s Summer Internship Program is a 6 week long journey for undergraduate students considering dental school. During the 6 weeks, students will receive 100 hours of hands-on dental experience that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

Ultimately, students will graduate with a stronger understanding of the dental lifestyle and will be able to make a more informed decision about their career choices.

The program includes:

  • Tours of top dental schools, facilities, and on-campus clinics.
  • Shadow local dentists throughout their days.
  • Learn from successful keynote speakers.
  • Experience treating patients with x-rays and impressions.
  • Q&A sessions from multiple specialists and other types of dental professionals.

This type of experience is impossible to receive anywhere else, and might cost you thousands of dollars if you tried to replicate this experience through dental school.

Tuition for the Summer Internship Program is only $400 and covers many costs to provide you with this career-defining experience.

Click the button below to apply now.

Space is extremely limited and is filled up first-come-first-serve.

Mentorship Program

Membership currently limited: Only Dental Students in Southern California may apply as mentees

KADA is proud to announce that we will be starting a mentorship program for current dental students.

The mentorship will begin with an orientation session with presentations of General Dental Practice as well as ADA-recognized clinical specialties such as Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontics.

Then the students (mentees) will have opportunities to observe mentors in their private practice setting. Each mentee will contact any mentor offices on the list to arrange for clinical shadowing on their own time.

The goal of this mentorship program is not only to expose the dental students to various aspects of clinical dentistry but also to promote close personal relationships with practitioners as they mature in their career in dentistry.

There are currently about 20 mentor offices with various clinical specialties.

Download List of Mentor Offices (.docx)

Please sign up below to register for this program.

Attendance at the orientation is a pre-requisite to participate in the clinical shadowing. The orientation meeting is mandatory since Rules & Regulations, Introduction, Presentations of General Dental Practice, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontics will be presented.

The orientation session is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5 PM.

Location: The Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Koreatown

Scholarship Program

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