Your brain on podcasts

This month’s challenge takes advantage of one of the most accessible learning tools around: podcasts.

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Summer of ASDA

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

Mouthing Off

The official blog of the American Student Dental Association.
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Getting Into Dental School

Predental members receive Getting Into Dental School: ASDA’s Guide for Predental Students as a benefit of joining ASDA. 
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ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. Learn about us

New & Noteworthy

excel wins award
ASDA’s website redesign was honored with a bronze award at the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards, presented by Association Media & Publishing. 
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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.
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ASDA has created a list of podcasts that are relevant to today’s dental students, with topics that focus on dentistry, business/finance and wellness.
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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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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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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  

Member Spotlight

Scarlett Woods
Being a leader requires a lot of different qualities, but I feel truly great leaders have an extraordinary ability to bring out the best in others. A great leader gets to know the people surrounding him/her and knows their strengths. 
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Claire Chae Rin Kim
I’ve always enjoyed arts and design, and using my hands to create something new and beautiful. After joining a predental club, I learned that dentistry is deeply related to art, in terms of manual dexterity.
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Jesse Adamson

I was fortunate enough to be selected for an Army HPSP scholarship prior to starting dental school. So I am looking forward to serving this wonderful country and our brave service members.

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ASDA and other dental organizations thank Rep. Babin for student loan bill
The Resident Education Deferred Interest Act would allow new grads participating in a dental or medical residency program to defer payments interest free. This bill would give new dentists the opportunity to focus just on their residency rather than having to worry about taking on another job to make their loan payments. 
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Wanderlust and work
The June/July issue of Contour shares ways you can fulfill your dental passions outside of the operatory. You'll see where you can practice internationally with your U.S. dental degree, find out what it's like being an expert dental witness and how to make mission trips a sustainable part of your career.
Latest issue: June/July