ASDA's blog gets a refresh!

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Make a simple change…see a big difference

For this month, we encourage you to make a simple change in your life to promote your overall wellness!
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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

National Leadership Conference
National Leadership Conference
Registration for our 2019 National Leadership Conference is now open! Browse through the customizable learning tracks and start planning your visit to Chicago.
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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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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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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

Brianne Schmiegelow
A leader is only as strong as the support system they have behind them, and I think it’s really important that leaders recognize that and have a mutual respect for those they are leading and working with. No one can be successful without a team!
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Adam Mucci
I am very excited to hopefully venture on to dental school, following graduation. Realistically however, I am most concerned with being able to adapt my study skills from undergraduate to the rigorous workload I expect to encounter in dental school
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Rohan Madhyani

Dentistry isn’t your life, it’s just a part of your life. So make sure to enjoy every moment you have with family, friends and doing that things that you love.

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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.


Entrepreneurship + Innovation
The June/July issue of Contour provides firsthand insights into business ownership from dentists who have done it. In addition, learn about what to keep in mind when looking for an associateship, influencer marketing, trauma dentistry and more.
Latest issue: June/July 2019