Learn about scholarships, grants, and loan repayment programs available to dental students.

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June/July Contour 2022

In his editor’s note, “The people’s issue of Contour,” 2021-22 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “A patient’s story is far beyond what is noted in the electronic health record. No textbook can cover the experiences of each patient. Similarly, each dental student has a story to tell. The journey of dental school is one filled with successes and struggles. We know this from experience.

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About ASDA

Check out ASDA's 2021-2022 Annual Report for an overview of what the association has accomplished in the past year.

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National Leadership Conference
National Leadership Conference
Registration for our 2022 National Leadership Conference is now open! Browse through the customizable learning tracks and start planning your visit to Chicago.
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ASDA's Governing Documents
Read the official documents that describe ASDA's purpose and guide how the association functions.
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Office Hours
Office hours for chapter leaders

As you move through your chapter leader role join Kylie Weller, chapter engagement manager, for chapter leader office hours. Bring your chapter management, membership engagement and recruitment questions, connect with national ASDA staff and set yourself up for success.

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Key issue and legislative priorities
Learn about ASDA's key issues and legislative priorities.
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Dates and Deadlines
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar.
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Member Spotlight

Cailin Cleary

Being as ASDA leader is the best way to make an impact on our education. ASDA is the largest student run organization and being in a leadership position provides opportunities to voice our opinions and advocate for changes that better our own experience.

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Lauren Mistretta
The greatest highlight of dental school thus far has been joining the ASDA leadership team, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get involved early on during D1 year.
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Robbie Bettinger
What excites me most about ASDA is the opportunity to be exposed to organized dentistry while still in school... As a lifelong learner, ASDA is a wonderful resource and organization for me to be a part of.
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