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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

All national leadership applications for 2020-21 councils, speaker of the house, executive committee and district trustee are now closed.

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
For questions about the leadership application process, please contact Robin Lieberman, advocacy and policy coordinator.

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.