• H-1 Student Involvement to Address Barriers to Care (2012, revised 2018)

    The American Student Dental Association encourages the participation of interested dental students in efforts to impact the oral health of the public through projects, education, internships, externships and outreach to underserved populations.
  • H-2 Evidence-Based Solutions for Barriers to Care (2018)

    The American Student Dental Association supports evidence-based measures that are efficacious and sustainable in reducing barriers to care in underserved communities. These measures include, but are not limited to, early intervention, Medicaid expansion and co-location of health services.
  • H-3 Endorsement of ADA Policies on Direct Reimbursement (1986)

    The American Student Dental Association supports the American Dental Association policies on direct reimbursement.
  • H-4 Treating Infectious Patients (1988)

    The American Student Dental Association opposes dental care discrimination by dental students or dental schools on the basis of disease or handicap.
  • H-5 Fee for Service (1991, Revised 1992 and 1993)

    The American Student Dental Association supports traditional fee for service dentistry.
  • H-6 Special Needs Dentistry (2004)

    The American Student Dental Association supports appropriate initiatives and legislation to improve and foster the oral health of persons with special needs. The Association encourages constituent and component dental societies to support state and local initiatives and legislation to improve the oral health of persons with special needs. The American Student Dental Association encourages dental and allied dental programs to educate students about the oral health needs and issues of people with special needs.
  • H-7 Dental Practice Ownership (2016)

    The American Student Dental Association believes patient’s interests are best served when dental practices are owned and controlled by dentists licensed in the jurisdictions where those practices are located

    ASDA favors utilizing a dentist-led team approach to ensure that no practice modalities or treatment criteria interfere with the dentist-patient relationship, provider autonomy, and treatment within the standard of care.

  • H-8 Veterans’ Care (2019)

    The American Student Dental Association supports appropriate initiatives and legislation to improve and foster the oral health of all military veterans. The Association also encourages constituent and component dental societies to support legislation promoting access to veterans’ dental care, including eligibility expansion of dental care at the VA. 
  • H-9 Direct to Consumer Dental Laboratory Services (2019)

    The American Student Dental Association, in accordance with ADA policy, strongly discourages the practice of Direct to Consumer Dental Laboratory services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.