General Sessions


Solving Leadership Dilemmas: Managing the Evolution from Student to Dentist
Dr. Mike Meru, DDS, MS
Friday, October 20 | 4:00 – 4:45pm

While leadership principles can be applied to multiple arenas of life, there is an aspect of finesse and balance that comes with a career as a dentist. This session examines relationship types encountered in the dental office. How do I act as a leader in discussions with my boss? My practice manager? The new assistant? As an owner? This session will help guide you through the answers to those questions and provide best practices on how to absolutely LOVE your role as a leader in your office, your community, and as a dentist.


10 Lessons I Wish I Learned in Dental School
Dr. Ben Youel, DDS
Saturday, October 21 | 1:00 – 1:45pm

Dental school is designed to teach you everything you need to know to begin practicing dentistry, but learning is a lifelong process. Dr. Youel will explore key tips and tricks from his, and other ASDA alumni’s, experiences that can help you get the most out of your dental education and prepare you to hit the ground running right after graduation.

This session is supported by: