We have incredible students at the School of Dentistry and our goal is to partner with them and provide resources as they complete our programs and pursue their dreams.

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Student Tools
Student Wellness & Support
  • The SOD Academic Support and Coaching Coordinator is available to discuss success plans, personal and academic struggles, general concerns, school policies, absences, life-balance, organization strategies, time-management, accommodations, and serve as a liaison to other support services available to students.  Contact Bear Price, 816-235-2172, Room 3120B.
  • UMKC Counseling Services is a comprehensive mental health resource for all students providing individual counseling (in-person or tele-counseling), group counseling, relationship counseling, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, substance abuse prevention, outreach & consultation services, and referral services. The Initial consultation and first eight counseling sessions are FREE and then a minimal fee per session following.  Group counseling and workshops are FREE and UNLIMITED.  Emergency intake appointments are available every day at 10am and 2pm (please call first).
  • Mental Health Student Wellness Resource Guide
  • UMKC Mental Health Resources
  • Nationwide 24-hour Resources
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • National Crisis Text Line: 741-741
  • The American Student Dental Association provides resources and support for student wellness. Contact the UMKC SOD chapter and “Wellness Coordinator” for more details.  Stay connected through Instagram UMKC_ASDA or Facebook @UMKCASDA.
  • UMKC Student Health and Wellness Center
  • UMKC Campus Recreation
  • Kangaroo Food Pantry
  • SOD Meditation / Prayer Space is available daily in room 365 to provide a quiet meditation and prayer space within the School of Dentistry. Questions regarding this space should be directed to the Office of Student Programs.  Please remember the following: occupancy is limited to one person at a time; use the room for its intended purpose; be respectful; no sleeping; any music must be at a low volume so as to not disrupt others; please put the sign available within the room on the outside door handle when in use.   Learn about other similar spaces across campus here.
  • School of Dentistry Lactation Room is available in room 420B to provide a private space to nursing mothers.  Occupancy is limited to one person at a time, be respectful and use this space for its intended purpose.  Questions regarding this space should be directed to the Office of Student Programs.  Please follow the Women’s Center link at to find other locations within the UMKC Volker and Hospital Hill campus.
Problem Resolution
  • We understand academic and personal problems will arise during a student’s program. Contact these School of Dentistry staff and faculty as resources with academic problems, time management, leaves of absence, difficult relationships, leaves of absence, emergency financial concerns, conduct violations, discrimination, safety, and other matters that may arise.
Financial Resources, Planning, & Scholarships

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SOD Student Organizations

Learn more about each by searching their UMKC Student Organization website within RooGroups (

      • American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
      • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Student Club (AAPD)
      • American Association for Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Research-Student Research Group (AADR/SRG)
      • American Association of Orthodontics UMKC Study Group
      • American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)
      • American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
      • Association of Women Dentists (AWD)
      • Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
      • Dental Student Council
      • Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA)
      • JayDoc Free Dental Clinic
      • LGBTQIA+ Health District Alliance
      • Predoctoral Periodontics Study Club
      • Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA)
      • Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
      • Student Professionalism & Ethics Association (SPEA)
      • Students Take Action (STA)
      • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity (DSD)
      • Psi Omega Fraternity (PsiO)
      • Xi Psi Phi Fraternity (ZIPS)
      • Dental Anesthesiology Club
      • Dental Pride Alliance
      • Oral Surgery Club
Helpful Phone Numbers
      • Emergency/Code Blue 816-235-4444
      • Security Officer 816-235-1919
      • UMKC Police 816-235-1515
      • Switchboard Operator 816-235-2100 ext. 0
      • Office of Student Programs 816-235-2080
      • Biomedical Communications (BMC) 816-235-2108 or 816-235-2096
      • Team 1 Clerk 816-235-6224; Office 816-235-2148
      • Team 2 Clerk 816-235-6225; Office 816-235-2125
      • Team 3 Clerk 816-235-6226; Office 816-235-2161