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


May 2022 – Fight and Flight

In his editor’s note, “Facing our fears,” 2021-22 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “Dental students may never escape from fear, but it should not rule us. Instead of avoiding the topic of fear, let's face it with this issue of Contour. I am also proud to introduce a new department called “History of Dentistry.” Fittingly, our debut article is about amalgam safety concerns. Read also about how virtual reality may help pediatric patients overcome their fears and the four hallmarks of emotional intelligence that can improve patient interactions and outcomes.”

Read more from the May 2022 issue.


  April 2022


March 2022

  February 2022