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.

2024 Pre-Dental Summer Mentorship Program


Through direct shadowing, lectures and seminars, practical workshops, and school tours, KADA seeks to elevate aspiring dental professionals to its ranks. The multi-week summer mentorship program has been produced by KADA since 2010, and has supported dozens of young Korean Americans from the greater Los Angeles area to achieve their goals of becoming dentists. After completion of their dental studies, former participants will hopefully return to KADA as active members and contribute to our profession.

2024 Program Overview (PDF)

2024 Student Application

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Become A Mentor

We are also looking for additional mentors! If you are a dentist interested in registering please complete this form.

Become A Mentor Form


Dental Student 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.

View List of Mentor Offices (.pdf)

View List of Mentees (.pdf)

Please sign up below to register as a Mentee or a Mentor.

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!

Scholarship Program

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