D-1 Student Involvement in Dental Research (1975)
The American Student Dental Association actively encourages the participation of interested dental students in dental research projects and externships.
D-2 Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education (1992)
The American Student Dental Association supports the use of animals in scientific research and believes that researchers bear several responsibilities in this regard. These include treating their subjects with proper care and sensitivity to their pain and discomfort, consistent with the requirements of the particular study and research objectives; being informed about and adhering to relevant laws and regulations pertaining to animal research; and communicating respect for animal subjects to employees, students, and colleagues.
The development and use of complementary or alternative research or testing methodologies such as computer models, tissue, or cell cultures, should be encouraged where applicable and efficacious.
The use of animals by dental students can be an important component of dental education as long as it is supervised by teachers who are properly trained in the welfare and use of animals in laboratory or field settings and is conducted by institutions capable of providing proper oversight.
D-3 Evidence Based Dentistry (2004)
The American Student Dental Association supports the concept of Evidence Based Dentistry as defined by the American Dental Association.