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Current Statements of Position or Policy - Impaired Dental Students

J-1 Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence (1986, revised 2013)


The American Student Dental Association recognizes that chemical and alcohol abuse/dependency is a chronic and debilitating disease. ASDA supports school and tripartite-based programs that act as a resource to the impaired dental student for information on treatment and counseling services. Such programs should facilitate the return of the impaired dental student, in a rehabilitated state, to the competent and successful completion of his/her education.

J-2 Policy on Dental Students Diagnosed with Infectious Diseases (1988, revised 1991, 2012)


It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that a student diagnosed with an infectious disease should be treated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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