National Leadership Conference 2018

The skills you’ll need to be a successful business owner, team leader and people manager are usually not included in the dental school curriculum. The National Leadership Conference bridges the gap to ensure that you’re a well-rounded leader in the profession of dentistry.
Learn More

Build your network

It’s important to start making connections while you’re in dental school, that's why the Wellness Challenge for this month encourages you to build your network. #BeWellASDA

Join the challenge

Career Week

ASDA will hold its first Career Week on August 27-31 to provide resources and help you prepare for graduation and transition to the first step in your career.
Learn More

Summer of ASDA

Whether you're traveling far or staying close to home, share your summer adventures with #SummerofASDA
#SummerofASDA

ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. Learn about us

New & Noteworthy

Charting-your-path
Career Week Webinar: Charting Your Path
Join five amazing ASDA alumni who will share their experiences across all facets of dentistry. Hear how they made their decisions and how ASDA played a role in those opportunities.
Learn More
To-specialize-or-not
To Specialize or Not? (webinar)
Leaders from several organizations share why they chose their specialty and answer your questions about how to decide if specializing is for you. 
Learn More
WM-Block
Wellness Month 2018
We are just weeks away from this year's Wellness Month. How will your chapter participate? 
Learn More
2018
National calendar
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar. Chapter and district leaders can add their own events as well.
View now
excel
ASDAnet.org wins award
ASDA’s website redesign was honored with a bronze award at the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards, presented by Association Media & Publishing. 
Learn More

Advertisement

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 MyOMS.org.  

Member Spotlight

elaine
Elaine Boosalis
In leading Iowa’s ASDA chapter, I hope to employ effective and open lines of communication throughout the 2018-19 academic year to make our chapter as successful as possible. 
Learn More
Sarah
Sara Ha
I think I’ll make a good dentist because I love to meet and talk with new people! A lot of people are really afraid of the dentist, but being personable and caring can make all the difference for a nervous patient. 
Learn More
collins
Michele M. Collins
I understand that the years as a student are supposed to be the most free in terms of time, but everything seems to always be scheduled around classes and tests. I can’t wait for the day I can choose one of those Groupon getaway packages and randomly fly across seas and explore new territory. 
Learn More

Advocacy

drugs_cropped
ASDA members address opioids
In 2018, ASDA members developed policy encouraging dental schools to provide education on evidence-based prescribing and resources to address opioids with patients. See what other actions dental students are taking to fight the opioid epidemic.   
Learn More

Publications

Contour_Block
Embracing diversity
The August issue of Contour explores some of the differences that make our world such a unique place to live in. Learn how some cultural traditions and dental habits can affect your role as a dentist, see how one school's club is supporting its LGBTQ+ community and get the basics on potential challenges in treating geriatric patients.
Latest issue: August 2018

Advertisement