UPDATED 2020 Year in ReviewASDA protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. The organization strives to inform students about the issues impacting their profession and provides opportunities to advocate for their rights as future dentists. 

We launch grassroots initiatives in support of dental students and the profession. We work to establish a legacy of action-oriented advocacy on behalf of our members' patients and the practice of dentistry.

2020 was a busy year for ASDA advocacy. Take a few moments to review the year’s successes! 

Issues and Legislative Priorities

Learn about the key issues facing the dental profession.

Student Debt

Learn more.


ASDA Action 

ASDA Action is ASDA's new text alert system that informs members about critical issues. It allows you to participate in the discussion and process that impacts your life as a dental student and future career as a dentist. Through ASDA Action, you can send letters to your legislators, view bills, and utilize various election features.

Click here to explore ASDA Action and its new features

Not sure how to use ASDA Action?

This video will walk you through the features.

Stay Informed

  • Read the Advocacy Brief for updates on legislative and regulatory activities, helpful advocacy resources and ideas for chapter advocacy events.
  • Watch ASDA’s advocacy webinars and Fast Facts videos to learn about issues facing dental students and the dental profession. 

Get Engaged

Advocacy resources