Dr. Norman on the future of dentistry

Dr. Norman UNC visit
On Thursday, April 11, Dr. Charles Norman, president-elect of the American Dental Association, spoke to UNC School of Dentistry students and faculty on “The Future of Dentistry and the Role of the ADA.” An alumnus of UNC School of Dentistry, Dr. Norman shared highlights of what our profession has accomplished in the past few decades, and offered insight into the dynamic future ahead…

Chapter spotlight: Iowa

The ASDA chapter at Iowa is an auto-enroll school with 100% market share. This outstanding chapter holds a wide range of events each year offering each member something interesting. Social events, philanthropic drives, fundraising and lunch and learns—Iowa has it all! Read on for the rest of this chapter spotlight…

How to testify at a committee hearing and live to tell about it

Minnesota State CapitolWith National Dental Student Lobby Day approaching, many of you are either attending or know someone who is.

You might be thinking to yourself: “Self, what are you doing here?! You are way out of your league.” I am here to tell you that you’re wrong about that. Everyone starts at a similar spot in politics, but starting is the important part. You never know where it might take you…

Arizona students experience a busy day at the State Capitol

“It’s a busy day at the capitol…” Representative Heather Carter, the Chair of the Committee on Health begins during a committee hearing in the Arizona House of Representatives. She continues to introduce us dental students and the dentists who represent the Arizona Dental Association supporting several oral health initiatives on Dental Lobby Day which took… Read more »

ASDOH focuses on the special needs population

When the term “special needs” is used, individuals with Down syndrome are usually the first image that comes to mind for the general population. What many fail to realize is that “special needs” is a very broad term used to describe a very complex group of individuals. ASDOH’s clinic and ASDA chapter are focusing on this population in hopes of decreasing the community’s aversion to dental care and to train future dentists to be comfortable with this population…