Member Resources:
2008 Annual Session Adopted Resolutions

Membership

Resolution 100RC-2008 Past ASDA Leadership Reception at the ADA Annual Session

Resolution 101-2008 International Dues Increase

Resolution 102-2008 Addition of New Dental School to ASDA Districts

Resolution 104RC-2008 Organization of Pre-dental ASDA Chapters & Representation

Education and Licensure

Resolution 200-2008 Dental Students Pursuing Careers in Academia

Resolution 201-2008 Investigate an alternative means to evaluate post-doctoral candidates

Resolution 202-2008 Revision to the A-15 Statement of Position Regarding Residency Application

Resolution 203RC-2008 ASDA Chapter Disclosure of Dental School Clinic Graduation Requirements

Governance and Professional Issues

Resolution 300-2008 Program outlines for national ASDA service events

Resolution 301-2008 Community Health Center Externships/Internships

Resolution 302-2008 Supporting the ADA’s CDHC initiative as a solution for access to care issues

Resolution 303-2008 Supporting the ADA’s stance on ADHP legislation

Resolution 304-2008 Board Meeting Calendar

Resolution 305-2008 June 22 Deadline Change

Resolution 306-2008 Rhode Island National Representative as a funded leader

Resolution 307RC-2008 Addressing Access to Care through Recruitment Activities Targeted Towards Underserved Populations

Resolution 308RC-2008 Increase support and awareness for the importance of the Dental Home concept.

Resolution 309-2008 Establishing and Encouraging State Advocacy Efforts

Resolution 310-2008 ASDA Professionalism and Ethics Task Force

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Resolution Number: 100RC-2008

Title:ASDA Past ASDA Leadership Reception at the ADA Annual Session

Financial Impact:

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership

Sponsors: Reference Committee on Membership

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments:  Board recommends a yes vote 

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:#1 — Dental Student Advocacy

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA research past ASDA leaders (Board of Trustees) contact information from the ADA directory, and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA contact these leaders and provide the opportunity to join ASDA as an Associate member, and be it further

Resolved, ASDA researches and pursues funding sources to host these past leaders (Board of Trustees) at the ASDA reception at the ADA Annual Session beginning in 2009.

Action: The Chair moves the substitution of 100RC-2008 for 100-2008, with a recommendation to adopt 100RC-2008 with a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 101-2008

Title: International Dues Increase

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership

Sponsors: Board of Trustees

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the ASDA international member dues be immediately increased by $5 for ADA membership, and be it further

Resolved, that the ADA fund the database modifications required for ASDA to implement this change.

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 102-2008

Reference Committee Assignment:

Title: Addition of New Dental School to ASDA Districts

Financial Impact: None

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Macy Hyvonen Arizona

Reference Committee Comments: Membership

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association’s Bylaws, Part III Regions be amended to add Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine to District 10.

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 104RC-2008

Title: Organization of Pre-dental ASDA Chapters & Representation

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership

Sponsors: Reference Committee on Membership

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: Membership and Chapter Development

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees and Council on Membership investigate strategies to include pre-dental representation at ASDA Annual Sessions and Regional Meetings.

Action: The chair moves the substitution of 104RC-2008 for 104-2008, with a recommendation to adopt 104RC-2008 with a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 200-2008

Title: Dental Students Pursuing Careers in Academia

Financial Impact: minimal, if any

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Kari Cunningham Case Western

 

Reference Committee Comments:An amendment was offered to the sponsor following the reference committee, who accepted it as a friendly amendment. The new version of the resolution is presented below.

Board of Trustees Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Council on Education investigate existing data on dental student interest in academics, and be it further

Resolved, the Council on Education publishes a list of existing programs, with associated web links, that foster development of dental students into future dental educators and be it further

Resolved, that this list will be published on the ASDA website for members to view by the 2009 ASDA Annual Session.

Action: The chair moves the adoption of 200-2008, with a recommendation of a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 201-2008

Title: Investigate an alternative means to evaluate post-doctoral candidates

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Edgar Radjabli Maryland
  Tessa Modiri Maryland
  Andrew Pakchoian Maryland
  Brian Kirkwood Maryland

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:An amendment was offered to the sponsor following the reference committee, who accepted it as a friendly amendment. The new version of the resolution is presented below.

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #1 Dental education issues and student advocacy

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Council on Education work jointly with JCNDE and ADEA to investigate alternative means for post-doctoral programs to evaluate applicants in a manner which is fair and convenient for applicants.

Action: The chair moves the adoption of 201-2008, with a recommendation of a yes vote.

House Action: Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 202-2008

Title: Revision to the A-15 Statement of Position Regarding Residency Application

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: Name Chapter
  Matt Davis Nebraska

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Statement A-15 Residency Application Process (2005) be amended to read,

“ASDA encourages all CODA-approved residency programs to accept a standard, universal and affordable application and admissions process that does not request supplemental material already provided by the standard application,”

and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA investigate the need to standardize admissions policies for postdoctoral programs.

Action: Placed on the Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 203RC-2008

Title: ASDA Chapter Disclosure of Dental School Clinic Graduation Requirements

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: Reference committee on Education and Licensure

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #1 Dental education issues and student advocacy

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Council on Education determine the most reasonable means to obtain data regarding clinical graduation requirements and produce a document summarizing this data, to be reviewed by each dental school administration to determine accuracy before being made available for distribution only to ASDA members to be updated annually.

Action: The chair moves the substitution of 203RC-2008 for 203-2008, with a recommendation to adopt 203RC-2008 with a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 300-2008

Title: Program outlines for national ASDA service events

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name Chapter
  Maureen Wood Connecticut

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #3—Advocacy for patients, #10—Community service

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that a task force of 5 members, with at least two from the Council on Professional Issues, be appointed to draw up a basic program for each ASDA national service event, including but not limited to Give Kids a Smile, Crest Healthy Smiles, Accessing Aging America, and Dental Discovery Day, and be it further

Resolved, that these project designs be made available to all ASDA chapters, to be implemented and amended as appropriate.

Action: Placed on the Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 301-2008

Title: Community Health Center Externships/Internships

Financial Impact: Minimal

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  T.C. Hardy Tufts University

 

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustee Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Council on Professional Issues shall investigate the best methodology to collaborate with Community Health Centers across the United States to initiate externship/internship programs and this information be made available, and promoted, to the ASDA membership, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Professional Issues shall Report to Board of Trustees at the second Leadership Conference of the 2008/2009 ASDA year and this information be distributed to the House of Delegates at the 2009 Annual Session.

Action: Placed on the Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 302-2008

Title: Supporting the ADA’s CDHC initiative as a solution to access to care issues

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Edgar Radjabli Maryland
  Tessa Modiri Maryland
  Andrew Pakchoian Maryland
  Brian Kirkwood Maryland

Reference Committee Comments:

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #3 Advocacy for patients

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA support the ADA in its commitment towards developing solutions to the access to care issue, including consideration of the CDHC model and be it further

Resolved, that the ADA be apprised of ASDA’s desire and willingness to be part of the ongoing dialogue on the issue.

Action: The Chair moves the adoption of resolution 302-2008, with a recommendation to vote yes.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 303-2008

Title: Supporting the ADA’s stance on ADHP legislation

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Edgar Radjabli Maryland
  Tessa Modiri Maryland
  Andrew Pakchoian Maryland
  Brian Kirkwood Maryland

 

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends referral to the LGN.

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #3 Advocacy for patients

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA recognize the ADHP model as not meeting the requirements for providing sufficient education to properly prepare the ADHP provider for performing the proposed procedure which further fall under the sole scope of practice of a dentist and therefore oppose it under ASDA’s policy statement C-1, and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA recognize the ADHP model proposes independent practice by a non-dentist provider and therefore oppose it under ASDA’s policy statement C-2 which rejects independent hygiene practice, and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA reject the ADHP model and lobby for legislative action against this model, including opposing any part of legislation that favors or leaves the door open to the implementation of the ADPH model at State and National Lobby days, as well as work throughout the year to bring awareness of the dangers and disadvantages of the ADPH model to appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies.

Action: The Chair moves for referral of resolution 303-2008 to the LGN.

House Action:Referred to the LGN by the House

 


Resolution Number: 304-2008

Title: Board Meeting Calendar

Financial Impact:

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Board of Trustees

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Board of Trustees Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that Article VII ,§ 2 of the Constitution of the American Student Dental Association be changed in the following manner, such that it reads:

Section 2. Board of Trustees

The full Board of Trustees will meet five (5) formal times per year: (1) immediately following the Annual Session; (2) fall; (3) winter; (4) spring; (5) immediately before the Annual Session., including immediately following the Annual Session at the beginning of their term and immediately before the Annual Session at the end of their term. Cancellation of any meeting requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Trustees.”

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 305-2008

Title: June 22 Deadline Change

Financial Impact:

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Board of Trustees

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Board of Trustees Comments: Board recommends a yes vote

Supports Strategic Plan Goals:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that Part V, § 1, subsection E of the Bylaws of the American Student Dental Association be changed in the following manner, such that it reads:

“E. Election
  1. Candidates wishing to run for the position of President of the Association must submit an application and a platform by June 22January 15. Should June 22January 15 fall less than sixty (60) days prior to the opening of the Annual Session in any given year, an application deadline of 60 days prior to the opening of Annual Session will be observed. An application consists of a formal platform, curriculum vitae, and a letter from the dean confirming good academic standing.”

and be it further

Resolved, that Part V, § 5, subsection E of the Bylaws of the American Student Dental Association be changed in the following manner, such that it reads:
“E. Election
  1. Candidates wishing to run for the position of Speaker of the House of Delegates must submit an application by June 22, January 15or 60 days prior to the opening of the Annual Session of the House of Delegates, whichever falls first.Should January 15 fall less than sixty (60) days prior to the opening of the Annual Session in any given year, an application deadline of 60 days prior to the opening of Annual Session will be observed. An application consists of curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and a letter from the dean confirming good academic standing.”

and be it further

Resolved, that Part IX, § 1 of the Bylaws of the American Student Dental Association be changed in the following manner, such that it reads:

Section 1. A proposal to amend the Constitution and Bylaws must be presented by at least three (3) Delegates from different Chapters or by an ad hoc committee. This proposal must be presented in writing to the Secretary of the Association by June 22January 15. Should June 22January 15 fall less than sixty (60) days in advance of the opening date of the Annual Session, a deadline of 60 days prior to the opening of Annual Session will be observed. On receipt of a proposed amendment, the Secretary shall forward a copy to each Chapter. The proposed amendment may be amended by the House of Delegates.”

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar


Resolution Number: 306-2008

Title: Rhode Island National Representative as a funded leader.

Financial Impact:none

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Timothy Moriarty Connecticut

 

Reference Committee Comments:The committee recommends a no vote.

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: Dental Student Advocacy and Representation

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA Board of Trustees contact the Rhode Island Dental Association to clarify and define the ASDA RIDA delegate position and be it further

Resolved, that the ASDA Board of Trustees include in the discussion with the Rhode Island Dental Association a petition for funding the representative to relevant meetings and be it further

Resolved, the ASDA Board of Trustees include in the discussion with the Rhode Island Dental Association the direct benefit to both ASDA and RIDA created by open communication of opinions and policies through this representative and be it further

Resolved, that the LGN will work to create and increase communication between ASDA members and state associations that do not currently contain dental schools and be it further

Resolved, that the means of communication might include, but should not be limited to student delegates such as the Rhode Island Delegate.

Action: The Chair recommends a no vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House

 


Resolution Number: 307RC-2008

Title: Addressing Access to Care through Recruitment Activities Targeted Towards Underserved Populations

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Reference Committee on Governance and Professional Issues

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: #3 Advocacy for patients (access to care and care related volunteer service)

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Council on Professional Issues investigate methods of promoting Dentistry as a career during ASDA outreach programs.

Action: The Chair moves substitution of resolution 307RC-2008 for 307-2008, with a recommendation to adopt 307RC-2008 with a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 308RC-2008

Title: Increase support and awareness for the importance of the Dental Home concept.

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Reference Committee on Governance and Professional Issues

Board of Trustees Comments:

Reference Committee Comments:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA join the AAPD, ADA, AGD, and NDA in recognition and support of the Dental Home concept, and be it further

Resolved, that ASDA work with the ADA’s curriculum committee to integrate and emphasize the importance of the Dental Home concept into the current dental education model and train all students and dentists in providing dental care in accordance with AAPD Guidelines.

Action: The Chair moves for the substitution of 308RC-2008 for 308-2008, with a recommendation to adopt 308RC-2008 with a yes vote.

House Action:Adopted by the House on the Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 309-2008

Title: Establishing and Encouraging State Advocacy Efforts

Financial Impact: None

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Paul Trotter Medical College of Georgia

 

Reference Committee Comments: The Reference Committee recommends a yes vote.

Board of Trustees Comments:

Supports Strategic Plan Goals: Advocacy and Representation

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association encourage its local chapters to work with the State Dental Associations and ADEA to increase advocacy awareness and opportunities for our members, and be it further

Resolved, that the LGN investigate sources of funding to provide local chapters with additional financial support to establish or significantly increase state advocacy opportunities for students, not limited to State Lobby Day and State PAC participation.

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by House on Consent Calendar

 


Resolution Number: 310-2008

Title: ASDA Professionalism and Ethics Task Force

Financial Impact: Minimal

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Name: Chapter:
  Michael C. Meru Southern California
  Anahita Taraporewalla Southern California
  Gregg Chan Southern California
  Tristan Galloway Southern California
  Pearl Ambrosio Southern California

 

Reference Committee Comments:

Therefore be it

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA form a Professionalism and Ethics Task Force, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Professional Issues determine the composition of this task force, and be it further

Resolved, the task force shall investigate existing data regarding current research in the field, ethical violations within dental education, as well as any additional data determined to be pertinent, and be it further

Resolved, that the task force produce a document summarizing data gathered, any information regarding current efforts to combat ethical violations, and to formulate a plan that ASDA can enact to assist in preventing future ethical violations.

Action: Placed on Consent Calendar

House Action:Adopted by House on Consent Calendar

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