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


March 2023 – Communication + Public Health

In his editor’s note, “Playing our role in oral health communication,” 2022-23 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ’23, writes: “This month, we dedicate our issue [of Contour] to communication and public health in dentistry.

“Brandon Smith ’25 wrote about the history of dental care for the LGBTQ+ community and how LGBTQ+ friendly clinics and student organizations provide resources for patients and providers. Morgan Scholtes ’23 detailed the implications of an annual benefit maximum for low-income patients. I also want to highlight an article written by Sania Naqvi ’23 about Aneeka Ali Khan and her mom. While not part of the overall theme of oral health communication, it’s a heartfelt story about how a mother and daughter reached their dental school journeys at the same time and how they support each other throughout.”

Read more from the March issue.


  February 2023


  January 2023


November/December 2022