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Showcase Your Research at ASDA’s Annual Session

Research, research, research! Whether or not you’re involved in it, research is an integral part of the advancement of dentistry. Many dental student researchers dream of presenting their work at large conferences hosted by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) or the ADA. Yet, if you’re a first-time presenter, competitive conferences can be intimating. Where… Read more »

It’s time to Fall for Smiles

Technically there is a month of summer left, but for most dental students it’s already back-to-school time (if you had a summer break at all!). This means welcoming a new class of students and long-term planning for an eventful year at your ASDA chapter. There’s no doubt that community outreach and volunteer service will be… Read more »

Tattoos and the Dental Professional

Tattoos have gone viral! It’s as though everyone has them, and in obvious places where the whole world is able to see. But, is it okay for the dental professional who is constantly interfacing with patients? As the culture changes with this new generation we see an increase in the things that were once considered… Read more »

[UPDATE] FDA tobacco labeling law(suit)

In June we blogged about the new tobacco labels mandated by the FDA. The nine labels feature medical and emotional risks involved in smoking, including a graphic photo of oral cancer. Now, several large tobacco companies have filed a joint lawsuit against the FDA calling the new law unconstitutional and in violation of the first… Read more »

“David after dentist” on Tosh.0

You probably remember YouTube star “David After Dentist.” We’ve blogged about him before, but now the viral child star has landed a web redemption on Tosh.0. Enjoy the video below (if you’re reading this in your email, you may have to click the link to the webpage to view the video player). ~Kim Schneider, communications… Read more »

ASDA Externs Tell All

Each summer, ASDA hosts two dental students for a 4 week externship in the central office. This year’s externs Eddie Wysocki and Allison Ferris (both from Tufts) just wrapped up their Chicago stay last week. We miss them already but they left us with lots of feedback and ideas to work from. Watch the video… Read more »