Predental Month

PDM18_LogoOctober is Predental Month. Join ASDA chapters and clubs nationwide in celebrating predentals and their place in the association. During the month, ASDA will be promoting resources and virtual events for predentals.

Incentives for ASDA predental chapters and clubs

The ASDA predental chapter or predental club that recruits the most new predentals to national ASDA by October 31 will earn a $250 incentive. Predental members must reference your chapter/club on the application when applying.


2016 Fall PDW IG winner

ASDA’s Predental Month Instagram contest will challenge your creativity and afford chapters, predental clubs and individual ASDA members the opportunity to earn prizes for participation. Each Monday, ASDA will announce a scavenger hunt-like theme. Participants will post a photograph of the theme on Instagram. Each post must tag @dentalstudents and include the hashtag #ASDAPredental. Each week, the Predental Advisory Committee will pick a winner who will win a $50 gift card.

Thank you to our Predental Month 2018 sponsor: 


The Dental School Experience
October 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CDT

What is dental school really like? What are the classes like? How does it differ from undergraduate?  How much studying is there? When do I get to work with patients? Will I have a social life? Do I need a supplemental job? How do I start the process of choosing a specialty? What are the different program options and when do I need to decide which to pursue? Learn the answers to these and other questions during this Predental Month webinar. 

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How to be a well-rounded dental school applicant 
October 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CDT

Dentistry is a demanding, multifaceted profession. Dental schools in the U.S. are looking at grades and scores, but they are also reviewing skills and experiences that can make a contribution to the profession. What can you do in your undergraduate years to make the strongest presentation to the admissions committee?  Submit your questions ahead of time through Facebook or Instagram, and members of the Predental Advisory Committee and others will get you answers.

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Mythbusters: Advanced standing dental programs
October 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CDT

Are you a graduate of a dental school outside of the U.S.? This session will discuss the specific steps to becoming a U.S.-trained dentist. The Advanced Standing/International Dental Student Advisory Committee will also be sharing personal tips that will help you during the application process and fitting into an existing dental school class. 

You must be a member to attend this webinar. Log in to My ASDA to register.(If you're not an ASDA member, you can join here.)

Overcoming obstacles: The reapplication process
October 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CDT

Only 50% of U.S. dental school applicants are admitted each year. What happens when things don't go as planned? What are your next steps? What are the resources you can use to help you evaluate and craft your plan? What tips are available to help you come out stronger on the other side? Register for this members-only webinar to learn proven steps you can take in reapplying. 

You must be a member to attend this webinar. Log in to My ASDA to register. (If you're not an ASDA member, you can join here.)


ASDA offers the following resources that chapters and predental clubs can use to organize events: