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


January 2022 – Leadership and Teambuilding

In his editor’s note, “No one acts alone,” 2021-22 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “Leadership is as much about the committee chair as the committee that supports them. Leaders count on other people, and they make better decision for it.

“For this issue of Contour on leadership and team building, I encourage you to think about the people who support leaders to achieve success. This concept of leadership appears in all our articles. Read about how a dental student achieved her career dream through the support of her family. Learn about networking and how much leaders rely on their connections. In our cover story, find out how dentists can guide patients to take charge of their health in non-confrontational ways.”

Read more from the January 2022 issue.

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