Intro to meditation

Your challenge this month is to boost your emotional wellness by giving meditation a try. 
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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

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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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ASDA webinars offer members an additional opportunity for professional development, at their convenience. Members can attend webinars live when they happen or view a recording later.
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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

Our award-winning blog publishes stories for anyone with an interest in a career in dentistry or the dental profession. Topics range from financial and practice management advice to lighter topics like pet therapy and the meaning behind the emblem of dentistry. 

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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

Morgan McDermott
I love the role a dentist can have in their community and I was drawn towards how this amazing field has influenced so many other medical professions. I saw the big picture dentistry plays in the world and I wanted to be a part of it. 
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Alexis Vasciannie

I want to be a dentist because dentistry provides opportunities to transform lives and instill confidence in others just by making them smile a little bigger. 

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Marie Kwok
I was inspired to become a dentist largely by a genetics class that I took during my senior year of high school. In that class, I was a student of one of the most influential educators that I’ve met in my life. He was a retired dentist, and his passion for dentistry and biology drove me to want to find something that I could love as much, and it turned out to be dentistry.
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Ask your legislator to support student loan deferment
Don’t let the momentum of 2018 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day stop here. Contact your representatives, and encourage them to co-sponsor the Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act today.
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Building Your Influence
May Contour explores what leadership can mean for you as a dental student and a new dentist. Learn leadership lessons from the military that you can use in everyday practice, as well as tips for getting involved in organized dentistry while in a new city. 
Latest Issue: May 2018