Each year, ASDA recognizes students who demonstrate leadership skills by serving their chapters, schools, communities or organized dentistry. These awards reflect ASDA’s vision of advancing the dental profession by developing exemplary leaders who demonstrate the core values of passion, community, engagement and integrity.

Both are awarded during ASDA’s National Leadership Conference, held each fall in Chicago.

Questions? Contact Robin Lieberman, executive assistant.

013 ASDA NLC 2019 HighlightsRising Leader Award

The Rising Leader Award recognizes the importance of developing leadership skills and involvement in organized dentistry early in a dental student’s career. The award is presented to an ASDA predoctoral member graduating in 2021 or 2022 who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership development in their chapter or community.

Congratulations to Anthoula Vlachos, Pacific '21, the recipient of the 2019 Rising Leader Award. Anthoula accepted her award during ASDA's National Leadership Conference in Chicago on Nov. 2, 2019.

014 ASDA NLC 2019 HighlightsDistinguished Leader Award

The ASDA Distinguished Leader Award recognizes a fourth-year dental student who has made significant contributions to his or her ASDA chapter. The award is open to predoctoral students graduating in 2020, and each ASDA chapter can nominate one member for consideration.

Congratulations to Jordan Brunson, East Carolina '20, the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Leader Award. Jordan accepted his award during ASDA's National Leadership Conference in Chicago on Nov. 2, 2019.