Never forget to live life!

Two weeks ago I flew from NYC to sunny California for the Coachella Arts and Music Festival. This year’s line up included hundreds of artists: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Mumford and Sons, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green… just to name a few. When I was planning the trip, I knew… Read more »

Win $2,000: ADA Ethics Video Contest

If you were at the ADA’s or ASDA’s Annual Session, you watched last year’s winning video from the ADA Ethics Video Contest (stills at right). University of Washington students, Phillip Cronin, Blake Hillstead and Brad Jonnes, won first place with a monetary award of $2000 with the video, “Dentethics.” Kei Chan, Hai Do and Levon… Read more »

Video How-To: Delivering Criticism

Earlier this month, ASDA’s national leaders came to Chicago for the Spring Leadership Conference. A jam-packed weekend of leadership training included professional speakers, leadership development experts from other associations and a few of ASDA’s own alums to round out the group. A crowd favorite is Dr. Chris Salierno, a past ASDA president and practicing NY… Read more »

New Awards Program for Chapters

ASDA and Crest Oral-B are excited to announce a new awards program for our chapters. The ASDA/Crest Oral-B Community Dentistry Awards will be presented to ASDA chapters for their excellence in designing and implementing oral health programs with groups that lack access to oral health education and dental care. Certificates of recognition will be given… Read more »

Effective Appointment Reminders

When asked if I prefer to be contacted by phone or email for a scheduled appointment, I always reply “email.” I find email much more convenient than a phone call that will inevitably interrupt me when I’m busy. In the April 2011 JADA, researchers from the University of Washington discuss their study on the effectiveness… Read more »

Harvard Students Running 200 Miles for Operation Smile

We wanted to spread the word about a really special event that several Harvard dental students are participating in this May! HSDM Class of 2012 students are running in The 2011 Cape Relay. The relay takes place on May 6th-7th and covers 200 miles from Borderland State Park to Provincetown, MA. The runners will be running around 16-17 miles each…. Read more »