• ASDA Executive Committee Town Hall

    Jan 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    With their term coming to a close, the Executive Committee would like to update you on what they’ve been doing to serve you. The presenters will explore: 

    • What it means to be an ASDA Board member
    • ASDA’s role as a key stakeholder in organized dentistry
    • How to spread ASDA fever through national meetings 
  • Earning the Gold Crown: Best Practices from an Ideal ASDA Chapter

    Nov 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Creating and compiling your application for ASDA's Gold Crown awards can be a difficult task. There are many details that need to come together to allow your chapter to shine. The purpose of this webinar is to help chapter leaders be better prepared to do so. As leaders of 2017's Ideal ASDA Chapter, Tanya Sue Maestas, ASDA President, and Tiffany Pham will share their experiences in creating Texas-Houston’s chapter application. Topics include: technology used to create the application, organizational methods, timeline and how to best present new programs. Want to see what it takes to win?
  • From Bronze to Gold: Lessons from an Ideal ASDA Chapter

    Nov 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Creating and compiling your application for ASDA's Gold Crown awards can be a difficult task. There are many details that need to come together to allow your chapter to shine. The purpose of this webinar is to help chapter leaders be better prepared to do so. As the past president of 2016's Ideal ASDA Chapter, Kyle Larsen shares some of his experiences in creating Colorado ASDA's chapter application. Topics include: technology used to create the application, organizational methods, timeline and how to best present new programs. Want to see what it takes to win?
  • Predental Club Idea Exchange

    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    This virtual idea exchange featured predental leaders sharing best practices and innovative ideas related to running their predental clubs:

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Predental Society discussed the four community service committees they created this year. They then shared their process for developing committees, picking committee leaders, how often the committees meet, how often they hold events, problems they have encountered and how they have solved those problems.

    The University of Central Florida Predental Club shared their experience in building their volunteer efforts over the last three years. They have numerous partnerships with dental organizations and the Florida Department of Health to provide their members valuable hands on experience.

    The Virginia Tech University Predental Club presented on the educational component of their club. They hold bi-weekly educational workshops for members on topics to prepare for dental school, such as timelines, resumes, the DAT and interviews. They also participate in community service outreach events, including oral health presentations at local elementary schools and supply fundraisers for nursing homes.

    The Ohio State University Predental Club shared their experience attending the Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-winter Meeting. They provided tips on how they raised funds and organized for the trip.

  • Great Ideas Webinar Series

    Membership Recruitment and Engagement
    This virtual idea exchange held on Sept. 9 featured chapter leaders from Los Angeles and Virginia sharing unique and successful ideas related to recruiting new members and engaging current ones.

    Fundraising, Sponsorship & Vendor Fairs
    This virtual idea exchange held on Nov. 20 featured chapter leaders from Florida, Houston, Los Angeles and Marquette sharing unique and successful ideas related to fundraisers, vendor fairs and obtaining sponsors.

    Running a Chapter 
    This virtual idea exchange held on Aug. 28 featured chapter leaders from Colorado, Los Angeles and Marquette sharing best practices and innovative ideas related to running their chapters.

    Select a topic below to watch the presentation:

  • New Leader Training

    ASDA developed training videos to help prepare new chapter presidents, treasurers and legislative liaisons for their roles. Current leaders share the goals and priorities, best practices and resources for their position. We encourage new leaders to watch the videos before starting their term. You can also find additional resources in our leadership toolbox.

    Chapter PresidentWatch this video
    Presidents, also known as delegates, serve the dual role of representing constituents in ASDA’s national policy-making body, the House of Delegates, and managing their local chapter. They also serve a pivotal role in the two-way flow of information between the national association and local chapter.

    Legislative Liaison - Watch this video
    Legislative liaisons (LL) serve to inform members of local, state and national legislative issues of interest to dental students and the profession. They organize grassroots initiatives, such as ADPAC membership drives, and educate members on ASDA advocacy initiatives.

    Treasurer - Watch this video
    Treasurers oversee the financial management of the chapter, including development of an annual budget, processing payments and reimbursements, monitoring expenses and completing paperwork for taxes and year end reconciliation.