Live from the ADPAC Board of Directors Meeting

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! I am attempting a “live blog” today to bring you all some fascinating information and helpful resources about legislative affairs and advocacy. It is a beautiful day in Washington, DC at the American Dental Association building! I’m honored to represent ASDA on the ADPAC Board of Directors,… Read more »


SLC…an acronym standing for ASDA’s national Spring Leadership Conference. Officially starting Saturday and ending Sunday, ASDA’s national leaders are headed from the north, south, east and west to Chicago to gear up for the 2011-2012 year. With speakers like Dr. Chris Salierno, ASDA Past President (have you read his blog lately? to presentations from the new Executive… Read more »

Today is National Dental Student Lobby Day

More than 300 dental students arrived in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to make their voices heard. Plenty of hard work and preparation went into securing hundreds of appointments with congressmen from across the country. On Tuesday, the following issues will be addressed at capitol hill: funding for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial… Read more »

Wrapping up Annual Session

It was a fun and productive week in Anaheim, California, as new leaders were elected and old leaders celebrated a successful year. Mouthing Off met up with 1st time attendees from Virginia Commonwealth in Adventureland at Disneyland.  Please watch the interview. Congratulations to our new national leaders including ASDA President Adam Shisler from UT-Houston, Vice… Read more »

ASDA Recruitment 101

Dr. Chris Salierno, past ASDA president, spoke at the 2010 Western Regional Meeting about introductions and recruitment. There is an art to recruiting members to your ASDA chapter, and Dr. Salierno is here to help. Watch the video and learn how to introduce yourself in a professional manner and tap into members who have potential… Read more »

An ASDA World

At each regional meeting, the district trustees from the region work with a member of the executive committee, as well as the speaker of the house to plan and execute the meeting. The planning committee for the Western Regional Meeting has a flare for the dramatic. Spearheaded by Speaker of the House Ryan Dulde, the… Read more »