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Ready for Oscar Night?

The 82nd Academy Awards is this Sunday. Anticipation over who will win Best Picture and Best Director is growing. Dentists are no strangers to the movie screen. We’ve written about it before. Contributing Editor Anish Gupta wrote an article in the November 2008 issue of ASDA News that delved into the portrayal of dentists in… Read more »

Talking Dentistry with President Obama

If you could ask President Obama one question, what would it be? Dr. Ben Burris, a dentist from Arkansas, had that opportunity. Here’s what he asked: Well, sir, I’m reasonably familiar with the current and proposed legislature as it applies to dentistry and oral health.  And my question is, what’s your vision for how dentistry… Read more »

Lobby Day Recap

UPDATE: Additional photos and a video have been added to this post! Follow the link at the bottom of this post to see photos from the students who made it to Lobby Day. While over 360 dental students had planned to lobby in Washington, DC this year, Mother Nature had other plans. Record snowstorms blasted… Read more »

Ethics Video Contest for Cash

The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws & Judicial Affairs (CEBJA) is at it again with their annual Dental Student Ethics Video Contest. This contest is just for ASDA members, so get going! Find your ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and create a video that highlights one of the ADA’s Principles, Codes… Read more »

A Dentist for Comptroller

UPDATE: After a close race, David Miller, a dentist from Lynwood, IL, won the Democratic primary for comptroller. With less than a 1% lead, he won the bid and will face Republican candidate Judy Baar Topinka in the general election. Yesterday was election day. This morning, results are almost final. Precincts are still reporting and… Read more »

What You Can Do For Haiti

If you’re a member of ASDA, you are automatically a member of the American Dental Association. If you are a dental student or a dentist, you are also a member of the worldwide fraternity of medical professionals. You belong to a profession based on service and public need. Currently, there is great need in Haiti…. Read more »