Trustees are selected by delegates from each district at ASDA Annual Session to serve a year-long term. The trustee guides chapters in their district and is official liaison between the local chapters, the district and national ASDA. Each district trustee serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Applications for district trustee are now closed.

District Trustee
Term Length: Annual Session 2021 - Annual Session 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates. 
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
Required Meetings

  • ASDA Annual Sessions, 2021 and 2022
  • All Board of Trustees Meetings
  • Spring Council and Board of Trustees Meeting 2021
  • Fall Council and Board of Trustees Meeting 2021
  • National Leadership Conference 2021

National leaders must be able to participate fully in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls (whether it be virtual or in-person).

Meetings with an asterisk will be conducted virtually. You are still expected to virtually attend the meetings associated with your position. Please review the dates carefully before applying.
View a list of all national meetings.

If any meetings scheduled after July 2021 are to be held in-person, leaders will be given at least 30 days’ notice. Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees.


Strategic oversight 

  • Monitors ASDA strategic plan goals. 
  • Relays dental student issues or concerns from district.
  • Builds relationships with leaders in organized dentistry. 

Financial oversight

  • Approves association budget.
  • Reviews quarterly financial reports and monitors progress. 

Council and committee oversight

  • Serves on councils and committees as assigned.
  • Monitors the work of councils and committees. 
  • Approves new council or committee initiatives. 
  • Appoints national leaders. 

District management 

  • Communicates national ASDA strategic goals, initiatives, resources and news.
  • Serves as district chair and conducts election for successor.
  • Creates and manages district cabinet.
  • Executes a district meeting.
  • Maintains district governing documents.

Chapter management

  • May attend chapter meetings or conference calls to support chapters as needed. 
  • Prepares chapter members for national ASDA meetings.
  • Mentors potential leaders.
  • Assists with predental recruiting efforts and initiatives.