ASDA members are awesome. We’ve known that for a while. Every story I hear from local chapter leaders reminds me of how strongly the ASDA fever burns around the country. I should really start carrying a thermometer.
Our challenge, over the past year, was to plan a national conference as awesome as you. We wanted to make you think, and help you grow as leaders and dental professionals. But how can we truly challenge and inspire a room full of intelligent, dynamic, self-starters?
Our answer: Get you out of your comfort zone.
Six months ago, you elected the 2013-14 executive committee at Annual Session. Since then, we’ve heard about the amazing activities you are holding at your chapters. We wanted to take a moment to let you all know how we are representing each of you. Combating student debt Since March, I have represented ASDA on the… Read more »
Recently I spoke with Burton S. Wasserman, DDS, Chairman of Dental Medicine at New York Hospital Queens, in Flushing, NY and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. We discussed the advice he gives to graduating students…
The most recent addition to ASDA advocacy is Engage. It is appropriately titled because it explains its purpose right off the bat. Engage is meant to help dental students inform and more importantly, act, on the advocacy front. I know we are all busy with dental school and our personal lives and we are adding yet another “thing” to do. I myself have a newborn son, my wife is a full-time physician assistant at an ER, we both hold volunteer positions at our church and I of course have ASDA! But it is for that exact reason that ASDA’s developed Engage. It’s to help us with our busy schedule and allow us to still be involved with something so very important to our futures. Because my time is limited, time management is key. So I decided to approach Engage on a step by step fashion giving it only 5 minutes a day for 4 days so I could learn what it is. So if you did the math, what I am saying is that in a total of 20 minutes you can be an Engage expert and help your classmates engage too. I call it Ricardo’s 5-5-5-5 plan.
Recently I spoke with Burton S. Wasserman, DDS, Chairman of Dental Medicine at New York Hospital Queens, in Flushing, NY and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. We discussed the advice he gives to graduating students. Read on for Dr. Wasserman’s advice…