Cycling for Smiles

While procrastinating during finals, I found myself browsing through a list of cycling events in Minnesota. Before I knew it I was signed up to ride 100 miles in the annual Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. Having just started cycling last fall and having never ridden more than 30 miles at one time, I immediately had… Read more »


A GPR or AEGD program is a great way to increase your speed and confidence after you graduate from dental school. Both GPR and AEGDs allow you to develop your patient management and treatment planning skills before being thrown out into the “real world.” With that being said, which program is better suited for you?… Read more »

Exams, Practicals, and Marathons?

Jake Buhler, second-year student at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, took first place at the 2012 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. For most second-year dental students, time is often spent juggling pre-clinic labs with didactic coursework and the occasional patient. Practicals and written exams frequent our thought to the point we forget what day… Read more »

Chapter Spotlight: Houston

Ever wonder what other chapters around the country are doing? That’s where the chapter spotlight comes into play. Starting this month on the first of every month, catch a glimpse of a cool ASDA event happening at the chapter level. This month, we’re spotlighting Houston, home to a very active ASDA chapter. From lunch ‘n… Read more »

Ohio dental students attend Day at the Statehouse A record number of nearly 30 Ohio State Dental Students attended the Ohio Dental Association Day at the Statehouse held March 14th in Columbus, Ohio. The Day at the Statehouse is ODA’s annual event where dentists and dental students from across Ohio meet with State Legislators to discuss issues affecting dentistry. Pairs of dentists… Read more »

Texas dental students travel to Belize

Junior and senior students from Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio banded together in March on a weeklong medical/dental mission trip to Belize, Central America. Our group attended with Tejas Missions, an organization started by Dr. David Nichols. Nichols is a general dentist in Tyler, Texas… Read more »

UAB ASDA: Website shout out

Though it’s early yet in 2012, things are hopping at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and is no different. In addition to announcing chapter goings-on, the site boasts some unique features: a brand new student-to-student marketplace, viral video of the month, student photo galleries, and UAB survey results for the best NBDE Part I study materials.