Dental News

Meth Mouth and an ASDA News preview

The April edition of ASDA News is at the printer and will be arriving in mailboxes later this month. If you’re not receiving your publications, visit and update your address information in your account. Or, if you’re not a member, make sure to join so that you can receive this great benefit. One of… Read more »

Talking Dentistry with President Obama

If you could ask President Obama one question, what would it be? Dr. Ben Burris, a dentist from Arkansas, had that opportunity. Here’s what he asked: Well, sir, I’m reasonably familiar with the current and proposed legislature as it applies to dentistry and oral health.  And my question is, what’s your vision for how dentistry… Read more »

Lobby Day Recap

UPDATE: Additional photos and a video have been added to this post! Follow the link at the bottom of this post to see photos from the students who made it to Lobby Day. While over 360 dental students had planned to lobby in Washington, DC this year, Mother Nature had other plans. Record snowstorms blasted… Read more »

A Dentist for Comptroller

UPDATE: After a close race, David Miller, a dentist from Lynwood, IL, won the Democratic primary for comptroller. With less than a 1% lead, he won the bid and will face Republican candidate Judy Baar Topinka in the general election. Yesterday was election day. This morning, results are almost final. Precincts are still reporting and… Read more »

What You Can Do For Haiti

If you’re a member of ASDA, you are automatically a member of the American Dental Association. If you are a dental student or a dentist, you are also a member of the worldwide fraternity of medical professionals. You belong to a profession based on service and public need. Currently, there is great need in Haiti…. Read more »

Everything has a beginning

1969—The Vietnam War rages on. Man walks on the moon. John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their famous Bed-In. Gap Jeans opens in San Francisco. Woodstock. And where were dental students at this time? They were doing what all college students seemed to do in the last year of that decade. They were organizing. Forty… Read more »