September 2023 Contour

The September issue of Contour reminds dental students, as they embark on their dental career, to remember to embrace a balanced approach to life, in order to harmonize their career and personal life.

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How Sports Can Make You a Better Dentist

Learn what the research says about how the benefits of sports participation can carry over to dentistry.

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Wellness Month

Every September, ASDA celebrates Wellness Month. This year's theme is Finding Joy.

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NLC Registration

There is less than a month to register for ASDA's National Leadership Conference. This can't-miss event provides personal and professional development opportunities to dental students.

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is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. Learn about us

New & Noteworthy

60 Seconds to Advocacy
Got a minute? Join ASDA's newest advocacy initiative: Sixty Seconds to Advocacy! Advocating for your interests as a dental student doesn't need to be time-consuming or difficult. Sometimes, it takes less than a minute. Each month, Sixty Seconds to Advocacy (SSA) will share a quick and easy way to get involved.
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NLC Keynote
This year's National Leadership Conference will kick off with an incredible keynote speaker who will help you tap into your full potential. Michelle Poler has empowered millions to push beyond their comfort zones and turn fear into opportunity. Don't miss out!
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ASDA Wellness
Wellness Month
Every September, ASDA celebrates Wellness Month. This year's theme is Finding Joy.
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Dates and Deadlines
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar.
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Member Spotlight

Sarah Nevolis
Holding any level of a leadership position is very special in ASDA, and it unites you with a community of hard working and dedicated individuals who share similar goals to you.
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Heath Padgett
There are so many creative and exciting ways get involved in ASDA and to let your talents shine. Whether it be wellness, social events, or advocacy, ASDA has a place for you to grow as a leader and leave a positive impact on those around you.
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Emily Nguyen

I met some of the most inspiring leaders and all-around amazing people at my first ASDA conference. ASDA has given me so many opportunities to further my personal and professional growth.

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