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 completing tasks aligned with the council or committee mission.

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.


Applications for the 2023-24 leadership cycle, including all national councils, the editorial board, and executive committee, open on Oct. 20. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on Dec. 12.

Incomplete applications or materials submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications for district trustee open on Dec. 16 and close at 11:59 p.m. CST on Jan. 31, 2023.


You must be an active ASDA predoctoral member. Review position descriptions below for complete eligibility.

Start your application by logging into My ASDA and select "Apply for a 2023-24 Leadership Position.”

If you need help logging into MyASDA, please contact

Meeting Requirements

National leaders must participate fully (whether it be virtual or in-person) in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls. Please refer to each specific council’s and position’s meeting requirements.

Elected Positions

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


ASDA has two committees. Members of the Board of Trustees serve on these committees for a one-year term. Outside applications are not accepted. Learn more here.

National Councils 

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

Orientation & Leadership Training

ASDA national leaders are introduced to their new role through an orientation program including:

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

For questions about the leadership application process, please contact Kate Buckley.