American Student Dental Association
MyASDA Login
About ASDA:
Under the White Coat

ASDA’s community is made of over 20,000 dental students as well as the faculty and administrators who make your learning experience meaningful. Each month, ASDA will highlight dental students and faculty from ASDA chapters across the United States.

If you would like us to feature you or a student or faculty member at your chapter, please contact Erin Kato, member relations specialist.

Member Spotlight  Jenna Weldon Pascoli

Name: Jenna Weldon Pascoli

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Chapter: LECOM

E-mail: Jenna.weldon@dmd.lecom.edu 

Graduation year: 2016

Position held at chapter: President, First Delegate

Plans after graduation: Travel through Europe for a month and then work off my debt!

Favorite ASDA benefit:ASDA News keeps me current on dental hot topics.

Last good book you read: “Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan

Mac or PC? Mac

Most embarrassing song on your iPod: “Shoes” by Kelly

Personal possession that you can’t live without: My mouth guard to combat all of my dental school stress-induced bruxing!

Unique hobby or interest: Interior Decorating


Faculty Spotlight Laurie McCauley

Name: Laurie McCauley

Position held at dental school: Professor and Dean, University of Michigan

E-mail: mccauley@umich.edu  

Dental school you graduated from: The Ohio State University

Dental specialty: Periodontics

What made you pursue a career in dentistry? I enjoyed working in my father’s dental practice growing up and appreciated linking my interest in understanding the biology of disease with the ability to improve health outcomes in patients.

How does ASDA benefit your students? ASDA is a great way to introduce dental students to organized dentistry as well as to provide a venue for the unique issues that face students.

Words of wisdom for future dentists: Focus on excellence and leadership in all you do, be inclusive, and treat others with compassion.

Last good book you read: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Unique hobby or interest: Rowing – (sweep and sculling)


Member Spotlight  Greg Farris

Name: Greg Farris

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Chapter: University of Iowa

Graduation year: 2016

Position held at chapter: legislative liaison

Plans after graduation: Find an associateship for General Dentistry.

Favorite ASDA benefit:Not that I’ve had to use it, but I think the insurance is really a great benefit.

Last good book you read: “Hyperion Cantos" by Dan Simmons

Mac or PC? PC

Most embarrassing song on your iPod: I’m not embarrassed by it, my guilty pleasure is The Darkness.

Personal possession that you can’t live without: My iPad

Unique hobby or interest: I can hear a few seconds of just about any movie and tell you who is in it and the name of the movie.


Faculty Spotlight Lawrence Wolinsky

Name: Dr. Lawrence E. Wolinsky

Position held at dental school: Dean, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

E-mail: Wolinsky@bcd.tamhsc.edu  

Dental school you graduated from: Tufts

 Dental specialty: Periodontics

What made you pursue a career in dentistry? The nature of dentistry combines art and science.

How does ASDA benefit your students? ASDA provides information regarding the dental profession and issues important to the students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.

Words of wisdom for future dentists: Carpe diem.

Last good book you read: "Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different" by Karen Blumenthal

Unique hobby or interest: Cooking, biking.

© 2014 American Student Dental Association; Feedback? Contact Us
211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60611  |  Phone 800-621-8099, ext. 2795 or Direct 312-440-2795  |  Fax 312-440-2820  |  Privacy & Security Policy