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ASDA's goal is to keep its members informed of leadership opportunities, relevant legislation and advocacy efforts, and other topics of interest to dental students. If you aren't receiving communications from ASDA, update your address (we may not have the correct information on file).

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If you have ideas for topics to cover or questions about how to contribute, contact our editorial team. The Editorial Board develops and manages the content and format of Contour, as well as the blog, Mouthing Off. Meet the students who make up the 2018-19 Editorial Board

ASDA publishes stories, photographs and cartoons created by our members. Find out how you can contribute to our various publications. 

Print publications

Contour is ASDA's flagship magazine, showcasing the dental student experience. Members receive 10 issues per year as a benefit of their ASDA membership. Archives are available for ASDA News and Mouth, which both ceased publication in 2016. 

Electronic newsletters

Learn about the various e-newsletters that members receive and review past issues. 


ASDA publishes two handbooks for members at different stages of their dental school journey. First-year dental students receive "Getting Through Dental School," which offers resources for navigating the transition into dental school. Predental members receive "Getting Into Dental School," which offers valuable information on choosing a dental school and managing the application process.  

Chapter How-to Guides

ASDA develops guides on various topics to assist our chapters. Each guide is filled with ideas from other ASDA chapters and offers insight into how to make your chapter better.

Mouthing Off

ASDA's award-winning blog features writing by and for dental students and predentals. Subscribe and receive at least three weekly posts in your inbox. 

Advertise with ASDA

Advertise in Contour, or in ASDA's blog or e-newsletters, to reach thousands of future dental professionals with your products and services. Learn more.  

Contact ASDA Advertising:

Kendra Johnson
Senior manager, sponsorships and programs