Annual Session 2022

Join us for Annual Session in Louisville, Kentucky, February 18-20, 2022. Talk to your chapter leader about attending.


January Contour 2022

In his editor’s note, “No one acts alone,” 2021-22 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “Leadership is as much about the committee chair as the committee that supports them. Leaders count on other people, and they make better decision for it.
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Week of Service

Every year, ASDA celebrates its commitment to community service and outreach. This year’s theme is "Renewing our Reach.”
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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

Become a district trustee
District trustee applications are open and due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Mon., Jan. 31.
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Annual Session 2022
Annual Session is the official meeting of ASDA’s House of Delegates. Future and current leaders from every U.S. dental school gather to vote on association policy, elect officers and determine the association’s priorities for the coming year. Beyond the business of the association, it’s an opportunity to network with your peers and gain leadership skills. Join us February 18-20, 2022, in Louisville.
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Write for ASDA
Interested writers can reach out at any time with a story idea, or we can assign one to you. Contributors will work directly with our Editorial Board to complete an article or blog post.
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Obtaining Dental Licensure
Each state has a state dental board that monitors the licensure requirements for that state.
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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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Member Spotlight

Brooke Wilson
I recognize that involvement in ASDA allows dental students to transition into future leaders in the dental profession. My ASDA involvement guided me to have more interpersonal communication, to become more responsible, and to always keep an open mind.
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Allyson K. Martinez
A dentist really has the opportunity to change someone's life. To give back encouragement that will help in one’s potential is something that speaks volumes to me, and is an aspiration that I look forward to achieving in dentistry.
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Samantha Rivera
ASDA leadership positions offer growth for personal and professional development. The experience you get from ADSA through networking and the knowledge you gain from local and national conferences will truly maximize your dental school experience.
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