Share a dish with friends

Your May wellness challenge is to share a healthy and delicious dish with friends.
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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

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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ASDA webinars
Browse through our upcoming webinars and secure your spot today!
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Sign up to become a #HumanOfASDA
Interested in doing a social media takeover? Share your experience as a dental student on the national ASDA Instagram account by signing up for a #HumansOfASDA takeover!
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Chapter Map
ASDA has a chapter at each of the 66 dental schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Use this map to locate dental schools and find contact information for each ASDA chapter. 
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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

Kate McPherson
I believe the most vital quality is being able to motivate and boost the morale of the team behind you.  As a leader, you can only do so much alone.  With a solid, enthusiastic, and driven team behind you can achieve far more and foster leadership in those who follow in your footsteps.
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Dorna Akhavain

I would love to get my skydiving license. Last year I went skydiving in Dubai and it was a very mind-opening experience for me. I have never felt so much in the present time than when I was falling from the sky for a few minutes.

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Lissette Ruiz-Ibarra
My favorite part of being a fourth year is the relationship I have cultivated with the faculty over the years. They have witnessed my struggles and triumphs in dental school and have seen me grow as a student clinician.
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Let's keep the momentum going!
Help keep up the momentum for dental student issues by sending letters to your congresspeople in support of the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act, the Student Loan Refinancing Act and the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act. ASDA's action alert system, Engage, has pre-filled emails that you can easily modify and send to your legislators.


Around the world

The May issue of Contour includes an overview of advanced standing and international dentist pathway programs for dentists from other countries, an article about dental tourism and more.

Latest issue: May 2019