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


October 2022 – Digital dentistry

In his editor’s note, “Digitization in dentistry,” 2022-23 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lee, Texas-Houston ‘23, writes: “The current sliver of the digital era, which includes digital dentistry, represents an exciting new frontier. For the cover story, Kristen Belger, Pennsylvania ’24, writes about how digital scanners and CAD/CAM programs are used to design advanced prosthodontics. For the Advocacy department, Garrison Lovett, Georgia ’26, details the complex legality of teledentistry. Over at Science + Tech, Jackson Valencia, Texas-Houston ’23, and Tyler Hanis, Texas-Houston ’24, outline the accuracy digital parameters provide to orthodontists. With the current strides in the digital realm, it’s exciting (and hard) to imagine what the future will bring to the next generation.”

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