Member Spotlights

ASDA’s membership is made up of more than 23,000 predoctoral and predental students. Learn more about our members as they share their experiences in dental school and preparing for dental school.

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    Kylie Dean

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? Whether it’s planning volunteer events at local elementary schools and nursing homes, or organizing our annual Give Kids a Smile event, ASDA has provided me with numerous opportunities and experiences to develop skills to be an … read more

  • Lydia Mayhood

    Lydia Mayhood

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist? I want to be able to help people in my community learn about and take care of their oral health. I also want to work on making dental care more accessible for all people. Growing up, I always loved going to the dentist because she made her office a … read more

  • Jennifer Dinh

    Jennifer Dinh

    Leader

    How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills? ASDA has truly helped me break out of my shell and become a better version of myself. I used to get incredibly nervous presenting my work or ideas to my colleagues, but through ASDA, I was able to breakdown my fears and feel … read more

  • Jessica Murphree

    Jessica Murphree

    Leader

    Why do you want to be a dentist? I like the idea that when a patient comes to me with a problem, there is almost always a concrete solution. I will be able to directly alleviate the suffering of others.

    What do you think is the most vital quality in a leader? Listening … read more

  • Zhianna Flores

    Zhianna Flores

    First Impression - Predental

    Why do you want to be a dentist? I want to be a dentist because I want to help people fall in love with their smiles and become more confident in themselves.

    What are you most excited about for dental school? I am most excited about performing hands-on … read more

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    Sasha Asthana

    Leader

    Why do you want to be a dentist? I love to be empowered and to empower others! As a dentist, I have the special privilege of helping others feel healthier and happier about themselves. It’s important to me to give my future patients control of their oral health, and I can’t wait to … read more