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October Contour 2022

In his editor’s note, “Digitization in dentistry,” 2022-23 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “The current sliver of the digital era, which includes digital dentistry, represents an exciting new frontier. For the cover story, Kristen Belger, Pennsylvania ’24, writes about how digital scanners and CAD/CAM programs are used to design advanced prosthodontics."

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NLC 2022

Back after a two-year hiatus, ASDA’s National Leadership Conference is the conference to attend to set you apart from your peers.

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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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Office hours for chapter leaders

As you move through your chapter leader role join Kylie Weller, chapter engagement manager, for chapter leader office hours. Bring your chapter management, membership engagement and recruitment questions, connect with national ASDA staff and set yourself up for success.

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Dental Licensure FAQ

Dental licensure can be overwhelming. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Dates and Deadlines
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar.
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Member Spotlight

Mavie Gonzalez Alvarez
Ever since I saw the combination of art, problem-solving, and manual dexterity, I fell in love with dentistry.
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Mahgol Mehranpour
I highly encourage everyone to join some form of organized dentistry like ASDA as part of their personal development. The skills one develops will carry forward and nurture all aspects of our careers as a leader in practice and wherever else life takes us.
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Cailin Cleary

Being as ASDA leader is the best way to make an impact on our education. ASDA is the largest student run organization and being in a leadership position provides opportunities to voice our opinions and advocate for changes that better our own experience.

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