Upcoming Webinars

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  • Advocacy for 2021: Current Legislative Updates

    Oct 7, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Since the Biden Administration took office in January 2021, several of ASDA’s key legislative priorities like vaccinations, barriers to care, and student debt have been introduced or re-introduced in Congress. As an informed dental student, it’s important to know how the issues affect you, and what ASDA’s stance is. This session offers an opportunity to learn more about the issues, know the resources available to take action, as well as be prepared to participate in Advocacy Month.

Past Webinar Recordings

  • Dental Licensure Updates for 2021 & Beyond

    Sep 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Dental licensure reform has been a priority for ASDA for many years. Due in part to ASDA’s advocacy efforts, we saw rapid change in the licensure process during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important for ASDA members to understand the current licensure landscape for 2021 and beyond. This webinar will provide ASDA members with updates on the states that are championing licensure reform, and those that haven’t seen much change. It will educate members on the available alternatives to the live-patient clinical exam and provide resources to learn more and get involved. 

  • Medicaid 101

    Apr 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    It’s difficult to figure out how dentistry fits into the health care system, especially when looking at federal programs like Medicaid. The perceived complexity of the treatment and reimbursement processes within the Medicaid program can affect a dentist’s desire to treat this underserved population.

    Not only is it important to understand the benefits of treating Medicaid patients in reducing barriers to care, but also to learn that treating this population doesn’t have to be burdensome or cost prohibitive in your practice. This session will provide an overview of the principles of Medicaid and the benefits of treating Medicaid patients, as well as debunk common misconceptions about treating this population.

  • Our Voice in 2021 – Vaccine Administration, Medical Marijuana & Other Hot Topics at Annual Session

    Feb 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    As advocates for the wellbeing of dental students, patients and our profession, ASDA will address a wide range of issues at our upcoming Annual Session. Student leaders will discuss hot topics in dentistry, including dentists’ roles in administering vaccines and prescribing marijuana. Tune into this session to learn more about these subjects as well as policy resolutions passed during Annual Session. We’ll also review how you can create change by submitting your own resolutions at next year’s Annual Session.

  • Dental Licensure Updates and How To Take Grassroots Action

    Jan 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    ASDA’s advocacy efforts have influenced licensure reform in numerous states. It is important for ASDA members to understand ASDA’s recent efforts and how to take grassroots action to advocate for permanent licensure reform. This webinar will provide ASDA members with updates on dental licensure, share information about the licensure task force and provide resources to assist members in grassroots advocacy efforts. 

  • Teledentistry: Outreach and Care of the Future

    Nov 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    In an ever-changing and increasingly inequitable world, Teledentistry will help our profession meet the needs of our communities - and will be critical in efforts to care for underserved and rural communities. Learning from experts in the field, ASDA members will become knowledgeable on ways to promote access to care, gain a better understanding of implementing teledentistry in their practice, and engage in thoughtful discussion with leaders in the field.

  • Dental Student Issues in the 2020 Election: An Advocacy Month Ramp-Up

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Lawmakers can influence where and how you may practice dentistry in the future. With the election coming up, it is important to understand the current issues dental students are facing like dental student debt, midlevel providers and barriers to care and how the election may affect these issues.
  • COVID-19 and the Impact on Dental Public Health

    Aug 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    As states face revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic, access to oral health care for communities in need may be in jeopardy. This session will address the unique challenges vulnerable populations may face in receiving care during a pandemic. It will provide an overview of how traditional strategies to reducing barriers to care like ER referral programs and Medicaid dental programs and providers may be impacted by the pandemic. The session will conclude with a strategy for action to help low income communities receive the oral care they need during these uncertain times. 

  • Advocacy 101

    Jul 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Does the thought of advocacy overwhelm you? ASDA is here to help. Join the Council on Advocacy as they break down common misconceptions about advocacy, highlight the key issues affecting the profession, provide an overview of the legislative process and help you find ways to get involved. The session is geared towards advocacy novices, but anyone interested in learning more about ASDA advocacy should attend.

  • COVID-19 Licensure Update Town Hall

    Apr 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Questions about licensure during the COVID-19 outbreak? ASDA's Executive Committee will review association efforts to advocate for reform and speak about solutions that work for current fourth year dental students. Attendees will learn about current licensure alternatives and will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Advo-cast: Midlevel Providers

    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Dental midlevel providers are a hot topic in organized dentistry and one of ASDA’s main advocacy issues. Tune into the Council on Advocacy’s advo-cast at 7:30 p.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 14 to learn more about midlevel providers and ASDA’s stance. This advo-cast will feature interviews with two midlevel provider experts. They’ll focus on midlevel legislation and the role of Community Dental Health Coordinators. 
  • Action-oriented Licensure Reform Advo-cast

    Oct 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDA Advocacy LogoAre you ready for bite-size discussion on the big issues? ASDA’s Council on Advocacy will host a series of short-form Advo-casts that quickly dive into key dental student issues. In October, the Advo-cast will focus on two licensure reform experts as they discuss dental licensure reform at their states. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll hear about their successful efforts to remove the live-patient portion of the exam in addition to ASDA’s strides at the national level.

  • Advocacy 101

    Sep 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Adv101webinar-promoDoes the thought of doing advocacy overwhelm you? ASDA is here to help. Join the Council on Advocacy as they breakdown common misconceptions about advocacy, highlight the key issues affecting the profession, provide an overview of the legislative process and help you find ways to get involved. The session is geared towards advocacy novices, but anyone interested in learning more about ASDA advocacy should attend.
  • ASDA's Licensure Reform Strategy and the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure

    May 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    In October, ASDA along with the ADA and ADEA formed a coalition to modernize the dental licensure process. Since then the three organizations have been planning for the coalition's national launch.  Our coalition representatives, President Craig McKenzie and Immediate Past President Roopali Kulkarni will discuss how the coalition was formed, its goals  and how it aligns with ASDA’s overall licensure reform strategy.  They will also be fielding your live questions.  

  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic

    Nov 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    In 2016, opioids killed more than 42,000 people in the U.S., and 40% of those deaths involved a prescription pain reliever. Opioids aren’t only an issue for dentistry, they are a national epidemic. To help students effectively discuss and combat the crisis, this webinar will provide up-to-date opioid information and examine how experts from different fields are working together against opioids. 
  • Advocacy 101

    Sep 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Does the thought of doing advocacy overwhelm you? ASDA is here to help. This webinar will allow you to cut through the political noise, enable you to understand the issues that are important to dental students and empower you to take the simple steps needed to advocate for yourself and your future dental student colleagues.
  • Make Lobby(ing) your Hobby (2018)

    Mar 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Attending ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day? Heading to the state capitol for the first time? Register to attend the 2017-18 Council on Advocacy’s Make Lobby(ing) your Hobby webinar. 

    You’ll receive key insights to help you prepare for your meeting with your elected official, gain effective strategies for how to approach the face-to-face meeting and learn the best way to ensure a productive relationship with your elected official after the meeting. Register today!
  • Personal and professional rewards of community outreach engagement

    Jan 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    "I HATE going to the dentist." 
    “It always HURTS." 
    "I'd RATHER have a baby than go to the dentist!" 
    “It’s always so EXPENSIVE."

    These are all frequent and commonly heard phrases from patients, but why and how do we respond as professionals? 

    As oral health care providers, we should be committed to providing services that go beyond the technical skills acquired in professional school. Investing in heightening the dental IQ of the general public will prove to be mutually beneficial to the patient, as well as the professional. 

    The focus of this presentation will be to provide participants with the skill set to develop an awareness of the value of investing in community outreach programs, the methodology necessary and the projected mutually beneficial outcomes. 

    (60 minutes)