Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

The Dental Central staff is thrilled to announce that it has chosen D24 Arika Neal to join our team. Amongst her many talents, Arika has experience with WordPress and brings a deep commitment to community service and public health.  Please join us in welcoming her to this leadership position. 

Arika Neal-Branch is a D’24 from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences. After graduation, she served with AmeriCorps VISTA for 3 years. She has had the opportunity to work with various nonprofits and has played a role in strengthening communities through service, advocacy, and outreach. She enjoys cooking (and eating the food she makes), drawing, watching Netflix, and walking trails. Arika is excited to be a part of the TUSDM family. She is looking forward to combining her passion for service with her future career in dentistry.