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.


All applications for national ASDA leadership positions are now closed. Check back in October 2022 for information regarding the 2023-24 leadership cycle.

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.

Some required meetings will take place in-person while others will take place virtually. You are expected to attend only the meetings listed in the position description. Please review the dates carefully before applying. Here is a full list of ASDA meeting dates.

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.

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 Robin Lieberman, advocacy senior coordinator.