Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinar Recordings

  • 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.  

  • Feel at Home on the Hill: ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day 2019

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Webinar promoFor the third consecutive year, ASDA members will join with the American Dental Association to advocate for the profession on Capitol Hill. Whether you’ve attended Lobby Day in the past or it’s your first time, you won’t want to miss the Council on Advocacy’s webinar, Feel at Home on the Hill: ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day 2019.  

    Council members will help you prepare for the meeting and explain what to expect while you’re there. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions from ASDA’s advocacy experts to ensure you’re ready for the Hill. Register today!
  • 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)