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Diet and Gum Health

Hello ASDA Nation! For many of our patients, gum disease is a serious problem that requires a multifaceted treatment approach. In conjunction with regular dental visits, prophylactic cleanings and daily oral hygiene, a healthy diet can have a very positive impact on gingival well-being. In addressing the dietary component of gum disease with my patients,… Read more »

The [ASDA Central] Office: Part X

David Phelps, Website Administrator How long have you been with ASDA? 5 years What is your favorite aspect of your job? I like it when I can introduce new features to the website that ASDA’s membership can use If you weren’t working for ASDA, what would you be doing? I would be working on websites… Read more »

Decisons, Decisions…

Like many of you, this summer has been one of soul-searching for me. This is my last year of dental school, and I have started to ponder all of my options for what to do next. Earlier this year, I had ruled out applying for a specialty…”too much school” I decided. And then I reasoned… Read more »

From Dentistry to Photography

About a month ago, ASDA Contributing Editor Jason Scott posed the question “if you weren’t going into dentistry, what would you be doing?” Look for an array of dental students’ answers in the August issue of ASDA News! I got to thinking about what I could do after being a dentist. While images of island-hopping… Read more »

The [ASDA Central] Office: Part IX

Meghan Keelean, Meeting Planner How long have you been with ASDA? 4 years What is your favorite aspect of your job? Interacting with the students at the meetings I help plan If you weren’t working for ASDA, what would you be doing? I would have a ceramics studio to produce my own pottery and teach… Read more »

“Fill or Pull? $1 each!”

This weekend I had lunch with the family of a dentist who graduated from my dental school in 1938: Nathan Goodman. Upon his passing in 2006, his family gave a generous gift to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, which will support dental students for generations to come. This is how we came to share… Read more »

Regional Meetings are Fast Approaching!

This year, all three meetings will be held in Chicago. The Regional meetings are designed to be informational for “younger” ASDA members, primarily 1st and 2nd year dental students. At these meetings, current national leaders will share information with upcoming leaders from every ASDA chapter.The  goal is to equip leaders at every school with ideas… Read more »