Volunteer to be well

This month, the wellness challenge intersects with ASDA’s national Week of Service and asks you to spend a day giving back.

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Annual Session 2019

Attending Annual Session is the perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between what occurs at the national level of ASDA and how that trickles down to affect your experiences at the local level. 
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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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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

Week of Service
Jan. 21-27 is ASDA's Week of Service. See how ASDA chapters and members across the country are embracing volunteerism and outreach.
Become a district trustee
District trustee applications are open and due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Wed., February 13. 
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Submit a Resolution
The deadline to submit a resolution is Feb. 28. Read through the resolution tips and guidelines for more information.
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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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Mouthing Off

ASDA's award-winning blog publishes stories for anyone with an interest in a career in dentistry or the dental profession. Read, subscribe or contribute your story for publication. 

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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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Member Spotlight

Malika Malik
Growing up I always had a great experience at the dentist, so after shadowing the choice was pretty easy!
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Sabin Dhamala
I love the idea of being able to see the results of my work instantly, as well as the impact I have on people's confidence and appearance. 
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Jordan Dunn

I always loved going to the dentist as a kid, and I even did my third-grade science fair project on teeth whitening. I love that dentistry is so hands-on and interactive.

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Are you an Advocacy All-Star?
You may qualify to earn an ASDA Advocacy Certificate. The certificate program helps students strengthen and develop their advocacy knowledge. Check out the certificate’s webpage to see which advocacy initiatives qualify for points. If you achieve 8 points by Feb. 1, you’ll receive a certificate and lapel pin!
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Public health, dentistry and you
The January issue of Contour explores some of the various patient populations you may have to treat as a dentist, as well as what you should know about their unique health care challenges. In addition, take this issue's "City Guide" with you to the 2019 Annual Session, to help you decide which sites you want to see after the conference is over.
Latest issue: January 2019