Early Edition: December ASDA News

My advance copy of ASDA News came today in the mail. It’s a great issue packed with dental student news to last the holiday break. The lead story is about the $16 million grant set up by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund mid level provider models in 5 states across the U.S. This is… 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 »

Live from the Western Regional Meeting

I’m currently sitting in the back row of the Western Regional Meeting. 94 dental students flew into Chicago this weekend to exchange ideas, meet students from neighboring schools and (of course) catch ASDA fever! If you’d like to be more involved in ASDA on a national level, consider a national leadership position. The application deadline… Read more »

ASDA’s President on ADA Annual Session

ASDA News met up with Corwyn Hopke, president of this year’s ASDA delegation to the ADA.  Corwyn spoke on the highlights of this year’s ADA Annual Session, held in Orlando, Florida, October 7th through 13th. Look for your issue of November ASDA News for more highlights of the meeting! ASDA News: What were the most… Read more »

What’s your limit?

I ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. It was my second marathon, and the hardest 26.2 miles I’ve ever run. Last year, Chicago was chilly on marathon weekend and there is nothing better for running a marathon than 40 degree weather. This year, we had a spike in temperatures all week, peaking in an 85… Read more »

Eastern Regional Meeting a Success!

Happy Monday. I spent my weekend at the Eastern Regional Meeting here in Chicago. I got to meet lots of students from districts 1, 2 and 3, and witness the enthusiasm that runs this organization. As assistant editor, I spend much of my time at my desk editing and laying out the content that runs… Read more »