• I-1 Fluoridation (1973, revised 1988, 1999, 2020)

    The American Student Dental Association encourages the fluoridation of community water supplies at appropriate levels. This is a scientifically-proven safe and effective means of preventing dental decay as recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service. ASDA supports the use of fluoridated products as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • I-2 Hepatitis B Vaccine (1983)

    The American Student Dental Association supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ADA Council on Dental Therapeutics recommendation that dental students at risk for contracting hepatitis B should receive the vaccine against it, and encourages their dental school chapters to provide and help subsidize hepatitis B screening and vaccine.
  • I-3 Patient Vaccine Education (2020)

    The American student Dental Association supports compliance with current Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for vaccines. 

    ASDA recommends that dental schools urge patients to follow CDC guidelines for vaccines. 

    ASDA encourages dental schools to provide patient education on vaccines as a scientifically-proven safe and effective measure of preventing communicable diseases.
  • I-4 Tobacco, Vaping and Alternatives (2020)

    The American Student Dental Association discourages the use of tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products and alternatives. ASDA encourages federal research agencies to dedicate more resources to better understand the effects of these products on oral health and to develop evidence-based recommendations. 
  • I-5 Smoking Ban at ASDA Functions (1988, revised 1992)

    The American Student Dental Association prohibits smoking and use of all forms of tobacco at its national meetings.
  • I-6 Prohibition of Smoking in All Dental School Facilities (1990, 2020)

    The American Student Dental Association supports the prohibition of tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products and alternatives in all dental school facilities and supports the offering of smoking cessation programs at all dental schools.

  • I-7 Amalgam Restorations (1990)

    It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that, based on available scientific data, the continued use of amalgam as a restorative material does not pose a health hazard to the non-allergic patient. The removal of clinically serviceable dental amalgam restorations solely to substitute a material that does not contain mercury is unwarranted, improper, unethical and intentional misrepresentation to the patient.

     
  • I-8 Universal Infection Control Procedures (1991, revised 1992)

    The American Student Dental Association supports compliance with current infection control precautions as advocated by the American Dental Association.
  • I-9 Disclosure and Testing of Bloodborne Pathogens of Health Care Providers (1991, revised 1993, 2016)

    The American Student Dental Association is opposed to mandatory testing of bloodborne pathogens including but not limited to HIV, HBV, and HCV of all health care providers.