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.