ASDA News

Is mentorship all it’s cracked up to be?

Are you stuck in a failing mentorship? Perhaps you were assigned a mentor with whom you have no compatibility. Maybe your relationship consists of an annual ballgame…and not much more. Pretty soon, being a mentee may feel like more hassle than it’s worth. Here are three keys to bear in mind as you cultivate exceptional mentor-mentee relationships:

Dental blog roundup #2

I received these awesome Pantone toothbrushes in the mail the other day. They were a prize from the blog The Dental Geek. I really enjoy keeping up with this blog and winning a prize made it even better. It also got me thinking about revisiting the dental blog roundup I posted here almost two years ago. So many great sites have joined the dental blog community. Below you’ll find just a sample of what’s out there.

ASDA Chicago Externs visit Hu-Friedy

Imagine an episode of “How it’s Made” for dental instruments. That’s exactly what we saw when we toured the Hu-Friedy manufacturing plant in Chicago on June 21. The tour, led by Errol Edwards, Hu-Friedy’s Manufacturing Team Leader, let us see first-hand the many stages of a dental instrument’s life, from its beginning as a rod of steel, to the final polishing and inspection.

ASDA travels to AGD’s annual meeting

Over the weekend, ASDA was warmly welcomed at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Academy of General Dentistryin Philadelphia, PA. Our members were represented by yours truly and our tireless Vice Presidents: Alex Barton, Virginia ’13, and Ben Youel, Illinois ’13. The City of Brotherly Love welcomed AGD delegates and members from across the country…. Read more »

National Leadership Conference offers training you won’t get in school

NLC is a brand new conference offering you the leadership and practice management training you won’t get in dental school. Whether you want to lead your chapter, your own practice or become more versed in organized dentistry, NLC has a track tailored to you. Read on to learn more about this conference held in Chicago on Nov. 2-4 of this year!

ASDA Takes Over D.C. for National Dental Student Lobby Day

I’m in Washington, D.C. today for the annual National Dental Student Lobby Day. Today we’re hearing from speakers from the American Dental Association and other dental organizations as they explain how a bill goes through Congress, who the decision makers are and teach students from around the country how to talk to their members of Congress and lobby the issues.]I’m in Washington, D.C. today for the annual National Dental Student Lobby Day. Today we’re hearing from speakers from the American Dental Association and other dental organizations as they explain how a bill goes through Congress, who the decision makers are and teach students from around the country how to talk to their members of Congress and lobby the issues.

Etiquette and advocacy: tips for visiting the Hill

Recently at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, we had an informative session given by Dr. Paul Leary on how to prepare for this trip. Dr. Leary is a successful practicing dentist in New York and is heavily engaged in organized dentistry, licensure, and politics. He reminded of us some key advocacy tips and rules of etiquette, which I summarized below. They’re helpful tips that can translate to advocacy for any field of business and legislation on the Hill, so take a look.