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the [ASDA Central] office: Part I

ASDA was started by dental students and is run by dental students. But the association also needs a staff of association professionals to run day-to-day operations. These operations include meeting planning, accounting, communications and publications, membership development, generating revenue and much more. ASDA’s Central Office is located in the ADA building in the heart of… Read more »

Speak Up!

Mouthing Off is different than other communications initiatives within ASDA. This is a place for conversation, collaboration and participation. But there is no use talking about things that aren’t of interest to you! So let us know what you want to hear more about, what you’d like to hear less about and even what you… Read more »

Gifts for Grads

Many of you are graduating or just graduated in the last couple weeks. CONGRATULATIONS! How does it feel? You’ve spent 4 years of your life working around the clock for this degree. Every minute was either spent focused on work for dental school or stressing about dental school and sometimes even enjoying dental school. But… Read more »

Controversies in Dentistry

Dental school has been an interesting experience so far.  Never in my life have I been so focused and absorbed in a single cause.  Sometimes I feel that I’m living life with blinders on, disregarding what life will be like after graduation or challenges that dentists face today. Recently in a Cariology class we had… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry takes on Botox

I recently visited an ENT and was told I have to have my tonsils taken out. After a lifetime of frequent tonsilitis and other complications, I wasn’t surprised at all. What was surprising was my ENT’s fancy schmancy office. I was pleased that he’s located very close to ASDA’s office, but I was also taken… Read more »

Nonfiction, non-dental reads for the summer

Although it’s currently 45 degrees and rainy in Chicago, I can’t help but daydream about Summer’s arrival. Technically, Summer is still a month away, but anyone who spent a quarter of their life (or more) on an academic calendar knows that summer starts the minute classes end. Whether it’s raining by you or you’re far… Read more »