National Leadership Positions

ASDA introduces students to organized dentistry and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills. National leaders are responsible for furthering ASDA’s mission and executing the association’s strategic plan

ASDA national leaders have gone on to serve on ADA’s New Dentist Committee, state and local societies and as presenters at ASDA, ADA and Academy of General Dentistry national meetings.

Leadership Application Instructions

District trustee applications are open Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Applications for councils, speaker of the house, and executive committee are now closed.


You must be an active ASDA member. Read through the position descriptions below before starting the application process by logging into My ASDA and selecting "Apply for 2020-21 Leadership Positions.” From there, you can submit an application. 

Questions about the application process? Please contact:

Robin Lieberman, executive assistant
Phone: 312-440-7607

If you don't have your login or password, contact ASDA's membership department for assistance.

Meeting Attendance Requirements

National leaders must be able to attend each required meeting as listed in their position description. Applicants who can not attend all required meetings will not be considered - no exceptions. Please review this carefully before applying. View a list of all national meetings. Funding is provided for required meetings and includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees. 

Orientation & Leadership Training

ASDA national leaders are introduced to their new role through an orientation program (in-person and via conference calls), including:

  • Overview of ASDA organizational structure, standing rules, policies and procedures
  • Training on how to become an effective team member
  • Position-specific training from prior year's leaders
  • Resources for how to make strategic decisions and manage conflict
  • Mentorship from ASDA staff and other leaders in organized dentistry

Elected Positions

The following positions are elected by ASDA's House of Delegates or chapter delegates at Annual Session.

Councils and Committees 

The following positions are selected from a pool of applicants by ASDA's Board of Trustees.