Volunteering [with ASDA] rocks

There are so many ways to volunteer with ASDA. You can volunteer at your local chapter as a board member, a fundraising chair or the newsletter editor. Or you can volunteer in the many outreach projects hosted by ASDA chapters. But you can also volunteer for national ASDA. That’s right, you can! Every ASDA member… Read more »

National Lobby Day tips from a pro

Having worked for ASDA for almost six years, I’ve been involved in planning and have attended five National Dental Student Lobby Days. However, it wasn’t until last year that I went to some Hill visits with students from Washington, Virginia and Minnesota. I knew what to expect based on what we’ve been telling attendees for… Read more »

ASDA from a newcomer’s perspective

If you had asked me not long ago what the acronym ASDA stood for, I would have had no idea. I knew I had been automatically enrolled in ASDA as a student at Southern Illinois University, but I had no clue what the organization was about.

State Lobby Day with Doug Baasch and District 11

There are so many elements that make up a complete dental education. From academic excellence and clinical proficiency to patient care and practice management to research and organized dentistry involvement. In dental school we have the unparalleled opportunity to learn and grow in all these areas and set the tone for our future careers. One… Read more »

ASDOH’s Dr. Dillenberg Keynote

Dr. Jack Dillenberg, MPH, has lived a pretty successful life. That’s what he told over 100 students at ASDA’s Western Regional Meeting in San Antonio on November 4. Dr. Dillenberg went on to give his definition of success as well and tell students a little about his varied career in dentistry and public health. As… Read more »

ASDA News preview

I’ve often heard dental students call dentistry an art. Flipping through the November issue of ASDA News, I couldn’t agree more. On page 15, UCLA’s Samir Farhoumand likens using the drill to a Waltz. When Dr. Don Whitebread was asked how he relaxes from the stresses of dentistry, he told us how his passion for… Read more »