September is Wellness Month

Get involved in Wellness Month 2019.
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Register for NLC

Our National Leadership Conference is just around the corner. Are you ready?
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Getting Through Dental School

Find success in your first year - rely on this comprehensive guide to navigate dental school.
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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

Wellness Month Step Challenge
Learn how to participate in September's Step Challenge! 
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October is Predental Month
During the month, we will be promoting the benefits of ASDA predental membership and resources to help ASDA’s predoctoral chapters to connect with predentals.
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Honorary ADA Membership for ASDA Executive Director

The ADA Board of Trustees has recognized Nancy Honeycutt, ASDA Executive Director for her contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry. She received the honorary membership at the ADA Annual Session in San Francisco this month.

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ASDA webinars
Browse through our upcoming webinars and secure your spot today!
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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

Sierra Zarate
Everyone you meet can teach you a lesson. Whether it is a patient, colleague, or faculty member, everyone comes from different backgrounds and can show you a new perspective on things.
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Kishan Patel

I have noticed that business skills are crucial in private practice dentistry. I have directly assisted my parents in running their small business. I conduct night audits, generate financial reports and create spreadsheets to track expenses. This skill set will be beneficial for me as a dentist in the future.

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William Carter
Ever since I was young, I have wanted to help people in need. Whether in the United States or across the world, the need for oral healthcare will always be important and dentistry is the hands-on physical skill to tackle this under-appreciated issue.
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ASDA Advocacy Molar Bear
For the third year in a row, ASDA's mascot will travel all over the country to help students get informed and involved with advocacy. If you’re a chapter leader, make sure you sign up by Oct. 4 for your chapter to host the bear. 
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Contour Featured Theme: Wellness

In the annual wellness issue, we’re exploring the relationship between dentistry and creativity, chatting with some dental yogis and organizing our academic lives. Learn more about better managing your relationships and your ergonomics, too.

Latest issue: September 2019