Club Officers

**To become an officer you need to be a paying member and attend at least 4 meetings or social events. Officer elections are held in April, and members will be notified when and how they can submit applications near that time. If you have any questions about being an officer, feel free to ask any of the current ones. 

Feel free to e-mail a specific officer/board member if you want to meet with them  to learn more about their dental experiences, advice on the DAT, or applying for dental school using the ADEA’s AADSAS (American Dental Education Association’s- Associated American Dental Schools Application Service).

President: Felicia Furlong

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Pre-Dental Background: Felicia started her journey to dentistry six years ago in her hometown, Grand Rapids, MN. It is here she received the opportunity to work with a general dentist, Dr. Jess, a past president of the Minnesota Dental Association. She fell in love with the field fast, especially when it came to treating the underprivileged in her rural community. This past Fall, Felicia also began an incredible opportunity working for Dr. Grueinheid of the UMN Division of Orthodontics. Here, she was still given the opportunity to help the underprivileged in the city, as well as learn about the complex field of orthodontics. She has been inspired by both doctors in pursuing a career to help those whom are less fortunate, and she plans to one-day work in a rural town and help the impoverished. Felicia has also volunteered at three of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy events. This past year was especially special as she was able to assist Dr. Jess in triage. Wanting to give back to her local community, Felicia and her mother, a dental assistant, have volunteered at schools by demonstrating proper brushing, flossing, and hygiene care. Given how many children are underserved, it is an issue very important to her and one she holds close to her heart.

Hobbies/Interests: In her spare time, Felicia loves to watch Seinfeld, listen to classic rock, golf, and attempt to play hockey. Of course, this is all when she isn’t obsessing over teeth!

Year in School: Senior

Motto: The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. -Walter Bagehot


Vice-President: Ryan Moylan

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Pre-Dental Background: I participate in research within the dental school, and am also a dental assistant at an emergency dental clinic. I have also previously shadowed both an oral surgeon and a prosthodontist.

Hobbies/Interests: In my spare time, I enjoy preparing healthy meals, working out, as well as participating in intramural sports.

Year in School: Senior

Quote: “When you understand that life is a test, you realize that nothing is insignificant in your life”


Secretary: Wesley Dittman

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Pre-Dental Background: As a sophomore, I started working as a research assistant in the university’s dentistry school. I have also spent a large amount of time shadowing my general dentist and orthodontist. I’m looking forward to getting much more involved during the coming year.

Hobbies/Interests: When I’m not at home petting the dog and cats, I spend a great deal of time at the university’s rec center. I also enjoy visiting the many great restaurants around the city with my friends.

Year in School: Junior

Quote: “It is what it is.”


Treasurer: Nicole Marshall

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Pre-Dental Background: I have been a member of PDC for three years, completed about 130 hours of shadowing in primarily general dentistry, volunteered at Union Gospel Mission dental clinics and Give Kids a Smile, and interned at a local general dental office.

Hobbies/Interests: I have been a member of the Pre-Dental club for three years and have had many great experiences shadowing general dentists and specialties in the dental field. I have also enjoyed volunteer work at the MN Mission of Mercy and Give Kids A Smile.

Year in School: Junior

Quote: “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” -Roy T. Bennett


Public Relations: Bill Kim


Pre-Dental Background: I have been pre-dental club member for over 3 years. I have participated in numerous club activities, which include: give kids smile, operation smile, and volunteering in dental clinics. I have shadowed over 150 hours with general dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists.

Hobbies/Interests: I have been researching for over 3 years and I have earned over 16 credits doing directed research. Also, I have been TAing for over 2 years. I plan on researching and being involved in teaching once I graduate from dental school. If you want to find out more about research/TAing opportunities, feel free to reach out to me!

I love going out with friends and traveling! When I get a chance I love reading and playing my guitar.

Year in School: Senior

Quote: I know having to go through pre-dental processes can be stressful. I believe that college is all about being able to balance yourself well.


Social Chair: Kenzie Balego

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Pre-Dental Background: My experiences in the dental field were what assured that I’ve chosen the right profession to pursue. I have shadowed general dentists, a pediatric dentist, a periodontist, and a couple oral surgeons. I regularly volunteer at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities at their Dental Clinic, providing oral care to local impoverished communities. I also volunteer annually at “Give Kids A Smile Day” here at the U of M School of Dentistry. Through the Vida Volunteer program, I have also spent time volunteering in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. In Costa Rica, we set out on a public health mission. I educated populations about the importance of a healthy mouth and how to maintain one. During my visit to Nicaragua, we set up mini clinics to collectively provide a resource that many did not have access to – dental care! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every opportunity I’ve had interacting with patients and learning more about dentistry from professionals.

Hobbies/Interests: During my free time I enjoy running, camping, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. I also really love traveling and experiencing new places.

Year in School: Senior

Quote: “Stay positive, work hard, make it happen”



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