Hello and welcome to the website of the American Student Dental Association. As the unified voice for students pursuing a career in dentistry, ASDA protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students across the nation. Through events such as our Annual Session, National Student Lobby Day, National Leadership Conference, and various local chapter activities, we hope to develop exemplary leaders within our communities and inspire member advocacy.
I was elected to serve you as president at ASDA’s 2014 House of Delegates in Anaheim, Calif., along with Vice Presidents Daryn Lu, Oklahoma ’15, and Jason Watts, Nova Southeastern ’15. With the support of our Executive Director Nancy Honeycutt, the executive committee is committed to serving our members with the upmost integrity and dedication throughout the year.
As a unified voice representing more than 20,000 members, we look forward to working together to improve the dental licensure process, decrease the burden of student debt and reach those in need of dental care.
Wherever your interests lie, the American Student Dental Association has a place for you. I encourage you to take some time to discover what ASDA has to offer as we look to create a brighter future for our patients and our profession. I would like to thank you for taking an interest in the future of dental students and dentistry alike, as we advocate for improving our nation’s oral health.
The time is now to be the change, to be the solution and to be ASDA.
Kristopher Mendoza, Los Angeles '15