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Summer Research Reflections

While conducting research this past summer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, I was able to go on a tour and information session at Harvard Business School. I figured it would be an intriguing adventure and maybe I would learn a little history along the way. Admittedly I left with little historical knowledge but… Read more »

Pandemics that rocked civilization

One of my favorite websites for news and interesting tidbits on just about anything is GOOD.is. I thought this infographic on the world’s deadliest diseases might interest you as medical professionals. What struck me is how many of the heavy-hitters have been eradicated. Well done, modern medicine. Click the image to see the full version…. Read more »

Mississippi Summer Golf Tournament a Success

The University of Mississippi Medical Center ASDA’s chapter recently held its 13th Annual ASDA Fall Golf Tournament and Freshmen Welcome Cookout! The event was a huge success, raising over $7,500! We couldn’t have picked a better day for golf. Not a cloud in the sky and a high of only 91 (that is “par for… Read more »

Dental Student Exchange

During the first weeks of August, ten senior dental students (myself included!) at the University of Alabama had the privilege of participating in a dental student exchange.  Our visitors hailed from Japan — five dental students from Meikai University and five dental students from Asahi University , plus their two fearless professors. Each UAB student paired with a… Read more »

Get Involved – Attend Your Regional Meeting!

When was the last time that you had a weekend in which you realized you could influence the future of dentistry? Been a while? Or maybe never? Go to your upcoming ASDA Regional Meeting! Simply put, attending a national ASDA meeting gives you an opportunity to be actively involved in organized dentistry, learn about the… Read more »

Pacific and UCSF students clean up San Fran

In a spirit of partnership and in support of the environmental health of the Bay Area, student representatives from the city’s two dental schools recently gathered along the San Francisco bay shoreline at India Basin to clean up the water and rid the shoreline of plastic pollution and other debris. Working with Sea Scavenger Conservancy,… Read more »