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Predental Advisory Committee

The predental advisory committee is made up of five predental members who provide feedback on predental student focused initiatives. They will work closely with the predental consultant and the council on membership to ensure that new programs and benefits properly address the needs of predental members.

 Current Members  

Name  Position  School  
Kai Ta Huang  Predental Consultant University of Central Florida
Lynn Doan  Predental Advisory Committee Colorado College
Jordan Elmowitz  Predental Advisory Committee Tulane
Madison Felber  Predental Advisory Committee University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Lupfer   Predental Advisory Committee Stony Brook
Ryane Staples  Predental Advisory Committee University of New Hampshire
Brian Jones  Staff Liaison ASDA Central Office

Past accomplishments:

  • The Committee organized a “virtual visit” with the USC predental club on May 7 for winning the 2014 ASDA Predental Week incentive.
  • A joint webinar was co-hosted with Student Doctor Network on May 20 on preparing for the DAT.
  • The Committee organized a mentor/mentee program at the National Leadership Conference where 35 predentals were each matched with 1-2 dental students from schools they were interested in attending.
  • The Committee created a new web page “Life of a Dentist” featuring dentists from nine different specialties.
  • The Committee created the following new guides:
  • Predental Week was held Feb. 8-14, 2015. More than 50 predental clubs and ASDA chapters registered to participate. ASDA held two live webinars on choosing a dental school and non-traditional paths to dental school. The committee authored daily blog posts on predental resources and activities for Predental Week.
  • Predental membership increased 58 percent from 2013 year end to 2014 year end, which exceeded the strategic goal of increasing predental membership by 20 percent by 2014.


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