Dental Student Resources

Whether you are looking for school-life balance, information about finances or advice on preparing for the national board exams, ASDA has resources to help you. 
The association provides its members with services, information, education, representation and advocacy. That’s what you’ll find here and throughout the website. Take advantage of these resources to help smooth the journey through dental school.  

Career Paths in Dentistry

Dentists can practice in a variety of settings including private practice, teaching, private hospital employment, dental research, public health and the military. In addition, there are many dental specialties dentists can pursue to specialize including oral surgery, pediatrics, and orthodontics. While in dental school consider your career options.

Obtaining Dental Licensure

Licensure is the process whereby a state grants dentists the legal authority to practice dentistry. Each state sets its own licensure requirements. 

Diversity and Inclusion

ASDA offers resources for members who wish to learn more about and promote diversity and inclusion in both dental school and organized dentistry. 

Scholarships and Repayment Options

There are various scholarship and repayment programs to help dental students defray the rising cost of dental school. 


Ethics are the foundation upon which the profession of dentistry is based, and dental students must adhere to the highest ethical standards in education and practice. 

The ASDA Community

The community is an online forum for ASDA predoctoral members to connect, find solutions and learn alongside fellow members from across the country. 

Health and Wellness

Dental school can be incredibly stressful. ASDA wants to ensure that all of our members have access to invaluable resources and an understanding of what to do when you’re not doing well. 

Tips for International Dental Students

Applying to dental school as an internationally trained dentist can be a complex and difficult task. ASDA has compiled a range of resources to help you manage the transition. 


A mentor can offer stability, expertise and encouragement — and help you find greater success in dental school and your career. 

Writing Your CV

A curriculum vitae (CV) summaries your experience and skills. Use these tips to create or update your CV.

Member Benefits

Find resources on this page that help you successfully navigate your dental school experience.