Predental Month

October is Predental Month. Join ASDA chapters and clubs nationwide in celebrating predentals and their place in the association. 
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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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Crush Clutter by Fives

For this month's wellness challenge, we invite you to implement the Rule of Fives: every day, pick up five things that are in the way and put them in their proper place, throw them out or put them in a donation box. 

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New & Noteworthy

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Webinar Wednesdays
Throughout Predental Month we will be hosting webinars every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.. Register to reserve your spot today!
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Advocacy Month
It’s time to champion dental student advocacy by participating in ASDA’s Advocacy Month this November, themed Midterms Matter: Add your voice. 
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Wellness Month 2018 was a success!
Thank you to all of our wonderful members who participated in Wellness Month 2018! 
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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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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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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 MyOMS.org.  

Member Spotlight

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Kristi Truong
I find the aspect of using my manual skills to create or to fix something rewarding. It makes me want to be a dentist because I enjoy the creative and aesthetic aspects of the profession.
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Kayla Weatherwax
Growing up, I knew that I wanted to do something in the health care field. I shadowed at a local dental office in my hometown and was offered an after-school position as a clinical assistant. I fell in love with all aspects of dentistry. 
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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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Advocacy

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Midterms Matter: Add your voice
ASDA wants to ensure you are prepared to Find out. Reach out. Speak out. this midterm election season. Visit Engage and use the Midterm Election Map to learn more about voter registration, voting absentee and candidates in your state. 
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Publications

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History of Dentistry
October Contour focuses on the impact of history on our current practice of dentistry. The cover story on forensic dentistry, paired with expert insights from a dental anthropologist, as well as a museum showcase of the dental offices of yesterday, will expand your view of dentistry's applications. Our authors also discuss the history of women trailblazers in dentistry, Puerto Rico a year after the hurricanes and a dental student's experience being the patient in a live-patient exam.
Latest Issue: October 2018

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