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Why You Should go to a Regional Meeting

Last month I attended the Central Regional Meeting in Chicago.  Members of the Ed Board we have the unique opportunity to attend one regional meeting throughout the year, and not necessarily the regional meeting in which our individual school will be represented.  As a result, I was able to meet dental students from across the… Read more »

Miles for Smiles 5k

Miles for Smiles 5k benefits the Mission of Mercy (MOM) projects in Virginia.  MOM lost most of the dental supplies and equipment used to render free dental care in a fire caused by lightning on July, 29th 2010. The website for the first annual Delta Dental Miles for Smiles 5k is now available. I realize… Read more »

European Dental Student Association Annual Meeting

The 46th annual European Dental Student Association (EDSA) meeting was held on August 22-28th in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For the first time ever, the President of ASDA was sent to Europe to attend the EDSA annual meeting. ASDA President, Corwyn Hopke shares his experience over in Amsterdam. “Amsterdam was an incredible city to host an international… Read more »

A Reason to Buy Trident Next Week

A representative from Trident called me the other day to ask if I thought our members would be interested in what they’re doing with Smiles Across America. I’m not sure anyone is more passionate about oral health than ASDA members, so I knew that you’d all like to know about this. From September 13 –… Read more »

Labor Day: More than BBQs and Parades

I still remember when I first hit the working world full-time a few years ago, suddenly gaining a new appreciation for Labor Day. It’s pretty cool that there is a holiday for America’s workforce. And since I’m at an age where my summer vacations from school far outweigh my summers working all day at the… Read more »

FDA to review dental amalgam

The FDA announced earlier this year that they will be reviewing dental amalgam yet again for its safety, mostly in pregnant women, fetuses, and young children. Several citizen petitions for the FDA’s reconsideration of dental amalgam have prompted this review. In July 2009, amalgam was reclassified by the FDA from a Class I substance to… Read more »