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Wrapping up Annual Session

It was a fun and productive week in Anaheim, California, as new leaders were elected and old leaders celebrated a successful year. Mouthing Off met up with 1st time attendees from Virginia Commonwealth in Adventureland at Disneyland.  Please watch the interview. Congratulations to our new national leaders including ASDA President Adam Shisler from UT-Houston, Vice… Read more »

A New Egypt

At my parents’ house, my mom has a bumper sticker taped to our refrigerator door that says “Go East, Go West, Egyptians are the best!”  It has probably been there for the past 20 years.  She purchased the sticker when we took a trip to visit our extended family in Egypt.  I smile whenever I… Read more »

Give Kids a Smile: Nebraska style

Over the past couple months, an estimated 400,000 children nationwide have received free dental care at Give Kids a Smile events. ASDA News is a great place to highlight your chapter’s service at a local GKAS event, so be sure to email a description and pictures to editor@asdanet.org as soon as possible! In mid-January, I… Read more »

MedEdPortal: Online Curriculum Resources for You

The February issue of ASDA News featured an article about a free web-based resource for dental and medical students. The authors were Dr. Nadeem Karimbux (Harvard), Ms. Sue Sandmeyer (ADEA), and Dr. Richard Valachovic (ADEA). Given the online nature of these resources, it was decided to also post a description here to help familiarize you… Read more »

Practical Advice

One of the coolest things about being in dental school is when your friends, family and complete strangers start to ask you dental questions.  From your great aunt to the clerk at the grocery store, people want to talk about their teeth.   They ask you questions about their mouths and about their families mouths… Read more »

Ideal ASDA Chapter Awards

Congratulations to the 2011 Ideal ASDA winners: Ideal ASDA Chapter: Los Angeles Most Improved Chapter: Temple Membership & Communication: Pacific Involvement with Organized Dentistry: Pittsburgh Activities: Arizona Advocacy: Minnesota Fundraising: Georgia Involvement with Predental Membership: Pittsburgh Increasing Ethical Awareness: Virginia Highest Membership Market Share: Louisville Best Presentation: Arizona Implement an Automatic Billing System: Missouri

Thursday Night Recap & Journalism Awards

Journalism Awards Chapters were honored today for excellence in journalistic contributions at the Journalism Awards Luncheon. ASDA’s Editorial Board spent many hours judging chapter newsletters, chapter websites and articles written for ASDA News and Mouth. There were ten finalists for the Outstanding Article Awards. Each article was given a careful re-reading and judged based on… Read more »