Contour is the only news source dedicated to sharing the dental-student narrative and addressing their holistic needs as they prepare to enter the workforce as dental professionals. ASDA members receive Contour 10 times a year, with combined issues in June/July and November/December.

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Recent Issues


June/July 2022 – People Dentistry

In his editor’s note, “The people’s issue of Contour,” 2021-22 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “A patient’s story is far beyond what is noted in the electronic health record. No textbook can cover the experiences of each patient. Similarly, each dental student has a story to tell. The journey of dental school is one filled with successes and struggles. We know this from experience.

This issue of Contour is dedicated to the people of dentistry. As Dorsa Kaviani, Georgia ’23, wrote in her cover story, dentistry today looks a lot different than dentistry in the past. Women now make up the majority of dental students while they continue to face old stereotypes. Elizabeth Crowe, Columbia ’23, wrote about treating people not problems. Ben Kincaid, Nebraska ’23, shared the Diwali celebration at his dental school as an effort to promote diversity and inclusion.”

Read more from the June/July 2022 issue.


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