Wellness Month

Join ASDA in celebrating our third annual Wellness Month this September, when dental students and ASDA chapters shine a light on the importance of personal health and overall well-being. 
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National Leadership Conference 2018

The skills you’ll need to be a successful business owner, team leader and people manager are usually not included in the dental school curriculum. The National Leadership Conference bridges the gap to ensure that you’re a well-rounded leader in the profession of dentistry.
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Step out for wellness

Lace up your gym shoes, mobilize your walking apps and step out for wellness. #BeWellASDA

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Mouthing Off

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New & Noteworthy

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Cost of technology - Everyone wants it, but can you afford it? (webinar)
With dental technology evolving each year, the cost of new equipment could put a new dentist deeper in debt. Register for this webinar to learn how to navigate the world of technology and its costs.
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Predental Month
Predental Month is just weeks away, have you seen what's in store for this year? 
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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

ASDA's award-winning blog publishes stories for anyone with an interest in a career in dentistry or the dental profession. Read, subscribe or contribute your story for publication. 

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Chapter Map
ASDA has a chapter at each of the 66 dental schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Use this map to locate dental schools and find contact information for each ASDA chapter. 
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Member Spotlight

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Abbey Tadros

Gratitude is one of the most valuable skills a leader can employ. Purposefully and specifically expressing gratitude to your classmates, teachers, staff and patients shows your appreciation for their sacrifices and makes them more willing to work with you in the future.

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Caroline Bateh
A smile really defines a person and I hope one day I can let everyone have not just a nice smile but make them feel good in the end result, that is what made me want to become a dentist.
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Trent D. Wilkerson
You cannot do school 24/7. Finding time for your faith, activities, hobbies, relationships, etc., helps you put things into perspective. I started waking up a little earlier during the week to give me a few more hours in the day so that once I returned home, I could have more time for extracurricular activities.
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Advocacy

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ASDA members address opioids
In 2018, ASDA members developed policy encouraging dental schools to provide education on evidence-based prescribing and resources to address opioids with patients. See what other actions dental students are taking to fight the opioid epidemic.   
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Publications

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Take Care
September Contour marks our annual wellness issue, and here you'll find stories from your ASDA colleagues that explore various perspectives related to well-being: the ways taking a gap year enriches your life, living with celiac disease, implementing self-care into your routine, and how exercise and ergonomics can extend your career. Also, ASDA President Roopali Kulkarni shares her personal story about maintaining mental health while in dental school.
Latest Issue: September 2018

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