Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinar Recordings

  • Your Future is Calling – and Future You Needs a License!

    Nov 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Future is Calling - Speaker Slides

    It’s Advocacy Month, and we’re talking about your future. Before you can attach a bridge in anyone’s mouth without supervision, you’re going to need a license. But what exactly are the steps to make that happen? While every school and state are different, there are some key requirements that every applicant needs to complete. Hear from a panel of past ASDA national leaders discuss how they navigated the licensure process and share their tips and tricks for coming out on the other side. Whether you’re a D1 just getting started, or a D4 gearing up for your clinical exam, you’re sure to walk away with an action plan.

  • From Resolution to Realization: How ASDA’s Policies Shape Our Advocacy Efforts

    Feb 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Have you heard of ASDA’s F-4 Student Debt Policy or E-12 Medicaid Patients Policy, but not sure exactly what they mean? This session will explore how ASDA policies come to exist and the process of how you can turn your idea into a policy that ASDA stands behind. Using examples, this session will then discuss how these policies drive ASDA’s advocacy efforts to effect real world change.

  • Door-to-Door Community Outreach

    Jan 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Amid the chaos and stress of everyday life as a dental student and future dentist, it can be easy to forget the importance of giving back to the community. ASDA’s annual Week of Service celebrates our commitment to community service and dental outreach. This session will explore the groundbreaking work that an ASDA alum has done to build bridges and “Serve the Underserved” through her development of a nonprofit that features a mobile dental unit traveling throughout Texas. This session will explore the importance and role that dentistry plays in improving local communities and discuss opportunities for students to get involved in dental outreach.

  • Take a Midterm Minute to Learn the ABC’s of Advocating

    Nov 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    In this session, attendees will understand just how easy it is to advocate – in some cases, it only takes a minute! Attendees will walk away feeling empowered to advocate for issues that impact the future of our profession using quick and easy techniques that can be implemented immediately. This session will include an ASDA Action tutorial, a review of the Advocacy Certificate Program, steps to hold advocacy events at their chapter, and more.

  • Advocacy for 2022: Current Legislative Updates

    Oct 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Barriers to care and student debt are current legislative priorities for ASDA that are being discussed in Congress. With the upcoming midterm elections in November, it is important to be up to date on specific bills and the congressional members who support them. This session will pave the way for dental students to learn more about federal legislation, midterm elections, ASDA Advocacy resources, and Advocacy Month.

  • Chapter Idea Exchange: Back to Advocacy Basics

    Nov 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    We know that advocacy can be an intimidating topic, so this chapter idea exchange will break down the basics of hosting a timeless event that has repeatedly succeeded in engaging members: dental debates. We’ll discuss the benefits of hosting dental debates and tips for facilitating. We’ll also discuss collaborating with other chapters and share ideas for other ways to engage members with advocacy. Get Back to Your (Grass) Roots by joining us for this informative idea exchange.

  • 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.

  • 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.