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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Stretch for wellness

There are steps you can take now to alleviate pain, develop better posture and reduce your risk for injury. One of the simplest is taking microbreaks throughout the day to stretch. 
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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

ASDA 101 (webinar)
Join a member of ASDA's executive committee, the former predental consultant and central office staff to learn more about the American Student Dental Association and predental members' role in the organization.
2018 Proposed Resolutions
A resolution is a formal request or action that is presented to the House of Delegates for consideration. Delegates present discussion for or against a specific resolution, then the House votes to determine the outcome. Click the link below to read through the proposed resolutions for 2018.
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Annual Session 2018

ASDA members are invited to Anaheim, California, for the 2018 Annual Session. This is the official gathering of ASDA’s House of Delegates, where policy is set and leaders are elected. Click below to see the full schedule of programs and events.

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ASDA Bracket Challenge
The ASDA Bracket Challenge is a predental recruitment tournament for all eligible ASDA predoctoral chapters. The actual tournament will last six weeks, from March 12 to April 22, with the winning chapter being crowned the National ASDA Champion.
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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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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

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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Austin Moon
As an extrovert, I enjoy and need interaction with others. Dentistry offered a chance to do that which I enjoyed about engineering (problem solving, critical thinking, making a difference, working with my hands) while interacting with patients and spending time with people.
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Christian Billings
As a runner, I’m accustomed to being disciplined. I love seeing my efforts come to fruition. I think there are parallels that can be drawn to dentistry there. 
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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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The dentist's role in interdisciplinary health care
This issue of Contour provides insights on how to help you treat the whole patient. Our cover story dives into the connection between dentistry and medicine. You'll also learn how you can cultivate a team-driven mindset while in dental school, and read about how one hospital in Philadelphia is creating an environment for not only health care professionals to work together, but families of patients with craniofacial differences as well.
Latest Issue: February 2018