Thrive Outside

Spending time outdoors is an easy and obvious way to boost your physical and emotional health. It doesn’t matter if you play a sport, go for a walk or sit quietly with a book – choosing a green space for your activity has a positive effect on your body and mind. 
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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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ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. Learn about us

New & Noteworthy

Rising Leader Award
Applications and supporting materials for our Rising Leader Award are due by June 29.
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Summer of ASDA
Whether you're traveling the world or staying close to home, share your summer activities on social media and tag #SummerOfASDA.
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Chapter Wellness Grant
Chapters are encouraged to apply for grants to help fund local wellness events for members. Deadline to apply is June 29. 
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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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Mouthing Off

ASDA's award-winning blog publishes stories for anyone with an interest in a career in dentistry or the dental profession. Read, subscribe or contribute your story for publication. 

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Learn more about why the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that third molars are evaluated annually from the time a patient is a young adult. Visit  

Member Spotlight

Jesse Adamson

I was fortunate enough to be selected for an Army HPSP scholarship prior to starting dental school. So I am looking forward to serving this wonderful country and our brave service members.

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Sarah Strickland

I think that the most important quality in a good leader is the ability to listen.

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Gianna Gagliardi
I knew that I wanted to be a dentist after traveling on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua. On this trip, we set up a dental clinic and treated approximately 1,000 patients.
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ASDA and other dental organizations thank Rep. Babin for student loan bill
The Resident Education Deferred Interest Act would allow new grads participating in a dental or medical residency program to defer payments interest free. This bill would give new dentists the opportunity to focus just on their residency rather than having to worry about taking on another job to make their loan payments. 
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Wanderlust and work
The June/July issue of Contour shares ways you can fulfill your dental passions outside of the operatory. You'll see where you can practice internationally with your U.S. dental degree, find out what it's like being an expert dental witness and how to make mission trips a sustainable part of your career.
Latest issue: June/July