Today kicks off our celebration of the second annual ASDA National Predental Week! ASDA chapters and predental clubs will be hosting events throughout the week, such as dental school admissions workshops, dental lab simulations and dental school tours, to engage current ASDA predental members and encourage new predentals to join ASDA. Check out our list of events to find one near you!
Predental Week also features two excellent predental webinars, which are open to non-members: “Choosing the Right Dental School for You” and “Non-traditional Paths to Dental School.” “Choosing the Right Dental School” on Feb. 12 features the director of admissions at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and three of our accomplished ASDA leaders, who will share their advice for choosing the right dental school for you. “Non-traditional Paths to Dental School” on Feb. 10 will feature three panelists who will discuss their unique backgrounds and perspectives on taking different paths to dental school.
If you’re not an ASDA member, I encourage you to join ASDA during Predental Week to be eligible to win prizes, including an Apple iPad mini, $250 Visa gift card and $100 Amazon gift card.
Joining ASDA has shown me the advantages beyond the tangible benefits of ASDA membership, such as discounts on DAT study resources. An ASDA membership connects you to a community of predentals and dental students, delivers publications to keep you informed of issues in dentistry and provides you leadership and professional development opportunities through national events. As a predental member, you are able to attend the “best week ever” – ASDA Annual Session! Your involvement in ASDA will give you an edge as you move towards achieving your dream of dental school admission.
If you’re already an ASDA member, THANK YOU! Let’s encourage our peers to join the ASDA community!
Make sure to also check out our updated ASDA predental page – the definitive resource for admission to dental school – with 14 resources to help your journey to dental school.
Get excited for National Predental Week! Share with us what you are most excited about for Predental Week in the comments below.
~David Danesh, Ohio State ’16, chair, Predental Advisory Committee
About David Danesh
David Danesh is a first-year dental student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a proud graduate of the Ohio State University. David is serving as predental co-chair in the District 1 Cabinet and is past chair of the National Predental Advisory Committee and past founding chair of the District 6 Predental Advisory Committee. Passionate about dental public health, he plans to dedicate his career to addressing the barriers in access to dental care in the US. Outside of dentistry, David loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and exploring new things!