Member Spotlights

ASDA’s membership is made up of more than 24,000 dental and predental students from dental schools and undergraduate institutions across the United States. Each month, ASDA profiles members in our e-newsletters: The Polished Predental, The New Leader and Word of Mouth.

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Michelle Nudel


Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Chapter: FAU Pre-Dental Association

Graduation Year: 2019

Position Held At Chapter: Vice President

Why do you want to be a dentist? I get to combine my passions of being creative, helping people, using new technology, and owning my own business!

What are you most excited about for dental school? Learning how to do clinical work (i’ll probably geek out when I get my set of instruments).

Why do you think you’ll make a good dentist? I love dentistry, I’m good at using my hands and am really detail oriented, and I want to make people feel comfortable and confident in themselves. 

Share one thing on your bucket list: Holding a koala in Australia!


  • Bradley Morgan

    Bradley Morgan


    Why do you want to be a dentist? I originally chose dentistry because, as every pre-dent would say, I wanted to “help people.” Having stable dental and orthodontic care growing up changed my life, and “helping people” is still my primary--if not oversimplified--focus. However, at … read more

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    Kishan Patel

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist?
    I was determined to pursue dentistry after I attended a six-week summer camp (SHPEP) at the University of Nebraska: School of Dentistry. During this camp, we were placed in classes with other pre-health students to assist with prerequisite courses. … read more

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    William Carter


    Why do you want to be a dentist?
    Ever since I was young, I have wanted to help people in need. Whether in the United States or across the world, the need for oral healthcare will always be important and dentistry is the hands-on physical skill to tackle this under-appreciated … read more
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    Brianne Schmiegelow


    Why do you want to be a dentist?
    I think that, as future dentists, we have the opportunity to have a big impact on the lives of our patients and on our communities. I love that we are able to put smiles on other peoples’ faces and make their lives even a little bit better. 

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  • Adam Mucci

    Adam Mucci

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist?

    I first developed an interest in dentistry during my high school career fair. My sister is a physician and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, because I was always fascinated by her descriptions of her day at work.  … read more