ASDA offers many resources to help predental clubs get started and grow into vibrant organizations on campus. Although ASDA does not have official predental chapters, we encourage predental clubs to utilize many of the templates developed for ASDA chapters for recruiting members, managing a budget, organizing events and communicating with members.
Predental Organization Toolkit
ASDA’s Predental Advisory Committee created a toolkit for predental clubs that includes tips for starting a new club, establishing leaders, fundraising and holding events. The toolkit also provides templates for constitution and bylaws, shadowing guidelines and requests for funding. Download the toolkit.
For more tips, read "10 dos for starting a predental club" (January 2013 ASDA News) and "Starting a predental club" (February 2012 ASDA News).
Oral Health Education Programs
Educational events provide a great opportunity for predental students to start interacting with the public about oral health topics, take a leadership role in their community and address an important dental public health issue. Download the how-to guide: Oral Health Education Programs for Predental Clubs to learn how to plan, run and improve an oral health awareness program.
Read about the experience of one predental club in "Serving the profession before dental school" from Mouthing Off, July, 11, 2014.
Creating Community Service Committees
Developing community service committees is a great way to create new leadership opportunities within your predental club while providing volunteer experience to members and improving your community. Download this guide to learn how to create a committee at your club and divide work among the different positions.
For more on community service activities read "How did predental involvement impact your college experience?" from Mouthing Off, Oct. 4, 2013
Join ASDA chapters and predental clubs around the nation in celebrating National Predental Month.
Contact ASDA's membership department with any questions regarding your predental club.