September 2023 Contour

The September issue of Contour reminds dental students, as they embark on their dental career, to remember to embrace a balanced approach to life, in order to harmonize their career and personal life.

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How Sports Can Make You a Better Dentist

Learn what the research says about how the benefits of sports participation can carry over to dentistry.

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Wellness Month

Every September, ASDA celebrates Wellness Month. This year's theme is Finding Joy.

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D&I Week

Check out these D&I resources to help you implement and grow inclusive communities at your chapters.

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New & Noteworthy

Getting through Dental School
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ASDA Predental Membership
Become a predental member of ASDA and receive your copy of the Getting Into Dental School handbook.
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ASDA Wellness
Wellness Month
Every September, ASDA celebrates Wellness Month. This year's theme is Finding Joy.
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Dates and Deadlines
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar.
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Member Spotlight

Najma Ali

I think I'll be a great dentist because I have a driven passion for the field and a desire to serve others. I am also excited to continue using the wonderful [ASDA] networks and connections.

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Sarah Nevolis
Holding any level of a leadership position is very special in ASDA, and it unites you with a community of hard working and dedicated individuals who share similar goals to you.
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Heath Padgett
There are so many creative and exciting ways get involved in ASDA and to let your talents shine. Whether it be wellness, social events, or advocacy, ASDA has a place for you to grow as a leader and leave a positive impact on those around you.
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