Look for the silver lining.

This month’s challenge asks you to look for the positives in a negative situation.

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Annual Session 2019

Attending Annual Session is the perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between what occurs at the national level of ASDA and how that trickles down to affect your experiences at the local level. 
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Getting Into Dental School

Predental members receive Getting Into Dental School: ASDA’s Guide for Predental Students as a benefit of joining ASDA. 
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Career Compass

Set a course for life after dental school. Whether you're headed for a residency or practice, you'll find a trove of resources to help you on your way. 
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New & Noteworthy

ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day
Registration for Lobby Day is now open. You won’t want to miss the electric atmosphere created by 1,000 dental professionals gathering in Washington D.C. to protect and advance the profession.
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2019 Proposed Resolutions
Be prepared at Annual Session, read through the list of proposed resolutions for 2019.
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Submit a Resolution
The deadline to submit a resolution is Feb. 28. Read through the resolution tips and guidelines for more information.
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National calendar
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar. Chapter and district leaders can add their own events as well.
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Chapter Map
ASDA has a chapter at each of the 66 dental schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Use this map to locate dental schools and find contact information for each ASDA chapter. 
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Even erupted third molars can be prone to disease. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is well-qualified to regularly assess a patient’s third molar status or, if necessary, to remove problem wisdom teeth. When it comes to wisdom teeth, pain-free does not mean problem-free. Visit MyOMS.org for more information.

Member Spotlight

Lauren Yap
I want to be a dentist to be able to help human trafficking victims, especially young women and children, with their oral health. 
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Harrison Waddell
Dentistry is a perfect combination of my talents and passions. I’ve left the possibility of being a freelance artist, not because I didn’t think I could be successful and make a comfortable living, but because I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to unselfishly serve others throughout my life.
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Kevin Reardon
I’m a dental business junkie, so I’m excited to get into practice ownership, but I’m most excited to work side by side in practice with my dad before he retires.
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ASDA Advocacy: 2018 in review
As we gear up for another exciting year with ASDA advocacy, take a few minutes to review past legislative successes.
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Oral health literacy

February Contour explores various aspects of oral health literacy and communicating with patients. It also discusses how to use ASDA’s advocacy platform, Engage, as well as what you should know about ASDA’s joint effort with ADA and ADEA in modernizing dental licensure.

Latest issue: February 2019