Lydia Mayhood

First Impression - Predental

Hometown: St. Augustine, Florida

Chapter: UF Pre-dental ASDA

Graduation Year: 2023

Position Held At Chapter: Professional Development Board of Directors

Lydia Mayhood

Why do you want to be a dentist? I want to be able to help people in my community learn about and take care of their oral health. I also want to work on making dental care more accessible for all people. Growing up, I always loved going to the dentist because she made her office a positive and interesting environment. I know that many people are afraid of the dentist, and I want to create a positive environment that makes people feel safe like my dentist did for me.

What are you most excited about for dental school? I am so excited to learn procedures that can change someone’s life for the better. I’ve seen the results of dental operations where the patient’s quality of life is improved almost overnight. Having the knowledge to be able to help someone this way will be extremely valuable to me.

What do you value most about being an ASDA member? National ASDA provides me with so many resources to help me get into dental school and to learn more about dentistry in general. There is information for every stage of a student’s dental journey so we can take as many opportunities as possible to reach our potential. ASDA provides information about all parts of dentistry so students can become passionate about their prospective job rather than just the tricks for how to get in.