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Position Description

Serves as a member of the Editorial Board. Focuses on issues of concern to dental students and new dentists to identify relevant blog post topics for ASDA's blog, Mouthing Off. Responsible for recruiting and contacting bloggers and contributing content to the blog as needed.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings below and participate in conference calls as deemed necessary by the chair.
  3. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  4. Must have experience with WordPress technology and blogging.
  5. Must be able to maintain three posts to blog per week two weeks each month.
  6. Must be able to collaborate with the other electronic editor and coordinate blog schedule.

Term Length

Annual Session 2017 - Annual Session 2018


Must be able to attend each meeting noted below in order to be considered for the position. Click here for exact dates.

  • ASDA Annual Session 2017
  • Spring Council meeting
  • June Editorial Board meeting
  • Fall Council meeting


  • Exercises editorial discretion over the content of association’s blog.
  • Identify appropriate blog topics and contributors and contact them for participation.
  • Write and review blog posts and other materials.
  • Monitor national, regional, local and global issues relating to dental student needs and interests.
  • Collaborate with the other electronic editor and the editor-in-chief to review and develop collaborative materials between print and electronic media.
  • Maintain regular contact with the Editorial Board and communications staff.

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