Dental Student Ironman

On June 26, 2011 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, David Welch, a dental student at UCLA officially became an Ironman. For those who are unfamiliar with an Ironman triathlon, it is a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and topped off with a full marathon, 26.2 miles. To earn the title of… Read more »

South Carolina ASDA: Website Shout Out

It’s time to better know an ASDA chapter. Whether or not you’re a fan of South Carolina for its elite golfing and balmy weather, you’re definitely going to love its ASDA pride. Click here to visit the super fresh website of Charleston’s very own MUSC ASDA chapter. 1) Tell us a little bit about yourselves…. Read more »

ADPAC with a side of crawfish

Last week, Aruna Rao, Minnesota ’12 blogged live from the ADPAC Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC. She challenged ASDA’s chapters to increase their ADPAC membership — the school with the highest percentage of members will get $500 at ASDA’s annual session! ASDA’s 2012 Annual Session will take place in Minneapolis, MN,  Feb. 29 – March 5! At… Read more »

Change in Professional School Interviewing

This recent NY Times article describes an alternative interviewing form some medical schools are adopting. This interview format is geared toward observing the candidates social skills and how they can communicate their ideas with others. The thought is that medical care is more of a team-driven atmosphere and people skills are needed. I recall from… Read more »

Summer Mouth Preview & Nova Students in Nicaragua

  ASDA members – be on the look for Mouth, Journal of the American Student Dental Association, to hit your mailboxes soon! This issue of Mouth focuses on stories about international dentistry and the current state of oral health around the world. As a preview, check out the experience of Kenia Alavarez and Nova Southeastern’s chapter in Nicaragua. After a… Read more »

ASDA Visits UIC College of Dentistry

On a sunny Thursday in June, 11 ASDA staffers piled into cabs and took a field trip to the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus. Dr. Pendleton, Associate Dean for Student and Diversity Affairs, gave us a thorough tour of the dental school. We saw lab after lab, general clinics, the faculty clinic, the pediatric clinic,… Read more »

Game Changers

This past January, Dentaltown published its list of  The 50 Greatest Game Chargers in Dentistry.  From products to people, Dentaltown’s list runs the gamit of dentistry.  Click here to read it. What is a “game changer?” defines a game changer as “a person who is a visionary” and “has new and different ideas that stand out… Read more »