Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinar Recordings

  • 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)
  • Barriers to Care and Alternate Workforce Models

    Nov 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Barriers to care can leave patients with serious conditions that threaten their overall systemic health and quality of life. This webinar will host three dental professionals as they discuss mid-level providers and other alternative ways to address barriers to care. 

    The panel comprises a public health dentist, a dental therapist and a community dental health coordinator. Each speaker will provide information on their place in the dental health care family. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions after each panelist presentation.  
  • Advocacy in Action

    Oct 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Too many legislative liaisons feel pressure to create the perfect advocacy event that will energize legislative interest within their chapter. The objective of the webinar is to increase idea-sharing among legislative liaisons when it comes to advocacy focused chapter events. The Council on Advocacy hopes you leave this webinar with a lot of great resources and the confidence needed to plan your best advocacy event yet.

    Learn about...

    • Arizona’s Pontics and Politics event: A joint event between Arizona dental schools' ASDA chapters. The event provides networking opportunities in a social setting while promoting advocacy and involvement within the tripartite system of organized dentistry.
    • Marquette’s advocacy videos: A series of short, white board style videos that provide students with a fast and easily accessible way to get informed about various legislative topics.
    • Texas-Houston’s Advocacy Symposium: A day long program exploring contemporary issues facing students, dentists, and our patients. Prominent speakers from across the country will explore topics including: access to care, community dental health coordinators, advanced dental therapists, student debt, licensure reform, advocacy in dental education, and legislative changes in Texas.
  • Advocacy 101

    Sep 12, 2017 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. The session will be specially geared towards advocacy novices, but anyone interested in learning more about ASDA advocacy should attend. 
  • Make Lobby(ing) Your Hobby (2017)

    Mar 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    You will receive key insights to help you prepare for a meeting with an 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 an elected official after the meeting.
  • Advocacy in Action

    Nov 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Travel through ASDA’s Advocacy Track Program. Learn how to get started in advocacy and get insider tips from an advocacy award-winning chapter. ASDA’s Advocacy in Action webinar will feature different perspectives on how to hold an ADPAC drive, as well as highlight the advocacy events needed to win big at Gold Crown. 

  • Make Lobby(ing) Your Hobby (2016)

    Mar 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    By the end of this webinar, you will no longer feel unprepared to meet with your legislator. Learn the best practices for lobbying at the state and national level from ASDA’s 2015-16 Council on Advocacy.
  • Hot Topics: Midlevel providers and licensure

    Feb 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar introduces these two complex issues and provides understanding that will aid you for interviews.

    For midlevel providers, the panelists defined what a midlevel provider is, provided an overview of which states approve of midlevels and what states are considering this model and shared ASDA's stance and advocacy efforts on this issue.

    For licensure the panelists explained the steps it takes to become licensed, discussed the issues with licensure and shared ASDA's policy and efforts for reform.