ASDA Bracket Challenge

The ASDA Bracket Challenge is a predental recruitment tournament for all eligible ASDA predoctoral chapters. The tournament will go from March 12 to April 22, with the winning chapter being crowned the National ASDA Champion. 
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ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day

For the second consecutive year, we are joining forces with the American Dental Association to lobby on Capitol Hill. ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day will take place April 8-10, 2018. 
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Spring break book club

Spring break is just around the corner, and that means time for you to relax and recharge. Studies show that reading can help reduce stress and relax your body.
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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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ASDA is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. Learn about us

New & Noteworthy

2018-19 National Leaders
Meet our newly elected Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
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2018 Gold Crown Award recipients
See which chapters and individuals took home a Gold Crown Award this year at Annual Session!
Winners Gallery
DAT Week
From April 16 - 20, ASDA will hold three webinars and social media contests for DAT Week. Any predental that joins ASDA during this time will entered into raffles for DAT study tools.
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Photo Pool
Your photos could be featured in ASDA's publications or website. Find out how to join our photo pool and submit photography. 
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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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Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery and is best done by a trained surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) have the specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved to ensure the best results. Learn why OMSs should place implants at

Member Spotlight

Renz Antonio
Contingency-planning and the intuition to make the most of a bad situation is paramount. The way you perform when everything goes wrong says a lot of the kind of leader you are.
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Tessa Hadley
I want to live a life of service. I believe that education empowers and enables one to serve with a full capacity. I also just simply love teeth and the uniqueness each smile holds. 
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Christine Adams

I was sitting in an oral surgeon’s chair, nervously waiting to have my third molars extracted. My oral surgeon gave me the option to stay awake during the surgery and listen to him explain the procedure. Without hesitation, I asked for the detailed version. From that day, I knew I wanted to be a dentist. 

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Massachusetts students advocate for licensure reform
Two hundred and twenty-nine dental students in Massachusetts sent letters in favor of a bill that would eliminate irreversible procedures on human subjects as a part of a licensure examination.
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Navigating legal challenges as a dentist
This issue of Contour focuses on preventative measures and good habits to protect yourself and your practice from the most common litigation targets. It also dives into one dentist's story of addiction and recovery, as well as things you should know about risk management and handling inappropriate interview questions.
Latest Issue: March 2018