Molly Wagenknecht, Chapter President

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Sedalia, MO

Undergraduate University: UMKC

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: 

My favorite thing about dental school so far is being able to actually learn about dentistry. As a first year it hasn’t been much yet,

but finally being out of undergrad and being able to learn concepts that we will all apply in our future has been really exciting!

Favorite things to do on your free time: 

play with my dog, cook, spend time with friends/family,

read, Netflix, and anything that involves spending time outdoors.

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Pediatrician

 

Brooke Sabia, Vice President - St. Louis

Class of 2017

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Undergraduate University: University of Arizona

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: I have so many...but seeing my first patient in clinic was so exciting - I finally felt official!

Favorite things to do on your free time: Run, read, skype with family and friends back home, and catch up on my favorite ABC & Bravo shows.

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? A dietitian or elementary school teacher

 

Ekta Patel, Vice President - Kirksville

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Leawood, KS

Undergraduate University: Wake Forest University

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: The amazing friends who have become more like family on this crazy journey!

Favorite things to do on your free time: Cooking, going on adventures, curling up with a good book/movie.

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Photo Journalist for National Geographic going on adventures around the world!

 

Chelsea Harmon, Secretary

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Benton, AR

Undergraduate University: University of Central Arkansas

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: My classmates are simply the best.

Favorite things to do on your free time: Go to the lake, watch Netflix, make crafts, & hang out with my husband and classmates.

 

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Owner of a clothing boutique

 

Nick Romans, Treasurer

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Independence, KS

Undergraduate University: University of Kansas

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: Drilling for the first time in Operative!

Favorite things to do on your free time: Tennis, basketball, and workout

 

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Pro tennis player

 

Lisa Bosch, Legislative Liaison

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Quincy, IL

Undergraduate University: Marquette University

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: My wonderful classmate friends and all the funny memes and comments that keep me sane! 

Favorite things to do on your free time: Do stuff around town with my kids!

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? If I weren't in the dental field, I would definitely be in the medical world. Maybe a PA or a physician.  

 

Jill Bleything, Green Committee Co-Chair - Kirksville

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Viburnum, MO

Undergraduate University: University of Missouri- St. Louis

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: Friends I have made

Favorite things to do on your free time: Horseback riding

 

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Veterinarian

 

David Hatch, D3 Representative

Class of 2018

 

Hometown: Thatcher, AZ

Undergraduate University: University of Arizona

Favorite memory/thing about dental school:

Favorite things to do on your free time: 

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? Accountant (Hey, I sure am glad “Plan A” pulled through!)

 

Jasmine Esmailzadegan, D2 Representative

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Boynton Beach, FL

Undergraduate University: University of Florida

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: passing boards!

Favorite things to do on your free time: Watching netflix and eating brunch

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? A&R Rep!

 

Taylor Knable, D1 Representative

Class of 2020

Hometown: Decatur, AL

Undergraduate University: University of Alabama - Birmingham

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: My classmates are my favorite thing about dental school thus far. We all work together to study and help one another out. When we have time away from school we make the best of time together.

Favorite things to do on your free time: I like to exercise with a few of my friends either by running around Kirksville or attending a workout class together. This makes for a refreshing break from studying!

 

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? I would be either a high school teacher or a college professor.

 

 

Heather Matejka, Events Co-Chair - Kirksville

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Johnsburg, IL

Undergraduate University: St. Ambrose University

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: Getting accepted into dental school, the first time using a hand piece, and any moment spent not studying.

Favorite things to do on your free time: Walk my pups & watch TV

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? An animal trainer at Sea World who gets to swim and play with sea lions and dolphins :)

 

Jordan Arnone, Events Co-Chair - Kirksville

Class of 2019

Hometown: Oak Grove, MO

Undergraduate University: UMKC

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: My favorite thing about dental school would have to be how close I have gotten to my classmates. I honestly can't imagine a life where I don't wake up and see everyone every morning.

Favorite things to do on your free time: I enjoy working out or doing something active, but I REALLY enjoy cuddling my puppies and eating mexican food or ice cream.

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? I would probably own a cute little coffee shop somewhere in Kansas City.

 

Rachel Head, Media Chair

Class of 2019

 

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Undergraduate University: University of Missouri - Columbia

Favorite memory/thing about dental school: Hanging out and cooking with my classmates.

Favorite things to do on your free time: I love reading and watching Netflix and hanging out on the lake.

If you weren’t going to be a Dentist, what would you be? High school science teacher.