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 »

The Final Four. And I don’t mean third molars.

Between UConn, VCU, Kentucky and the championship hosting site of Houston, these schools have produced an uncanny number of ASDA leaders. Is it possible that strong ASDA leadership may actually explain the success of this year’s unexpected Final Four? Let’s investigate. Speaker of the House, Stephanie Vlahos, VCU ’13, offered this insightful analysis: “The VCU… Read more »

A Tour of A-dec

While home in Oregon over spring break, I had a chance to head out to Newberg, and take a tour of A-dec. A-dec (Austin-Dental Equipment Company) is most likely the supplier of the dental equipment at your dental school. This family-built business supplies about 90% of dental schools and is one of the biggest dental… Read more »

2011 Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk

Did you know that 36,540 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2010? Did you know that approximately 7,880 people died from oral cancer in 2010? Do you know that African American men have the greatest risk of developing oral cancer? More than any other ethnic group within the United States population (about 17:100,000)…. Read more »

Give Kids a Smile: Nebraska style

Over the past couple months, an estimated 400,000 children nationwide have received free dental care at Give Kids a Smile events. ASDA News is a great place to highlight your chapter’s service at a local GKAS event, so be sure to email a description and pictures to as soon as possible! In mid-January, I… Read more »

MedEdPortal: Online Curriculum Resources for You

The February issue of ASDA News featured an article about a free web-based resource for dental and medical students. The authors were Dr. Nadeem Karimbux (Harvard), Ms. Sue Sandmeyer (ADEA), and Dr. Richard Valachovic (ADEA). Given the online nature of these resources, it was decided to also post a description here to help familiarize you… Read more »

Practical Advice

One of the coolest things about being in dental school is when your friends, family and complete strangers start to ask you dental questions.  From your great aunt to the clerk at the grocery store, people want to talk about their teeth.   They ask you questions about their mouths and about their families mouths… Read more »