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2011 Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk

Did you know that 36,540 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2010? Did you know that approximately 7,880 people died from oral cancer in 2010? Do you know that African American men have the greatest risk of developing oral cancer? More than any other ethnic group within the United States population (about 17:100,000)…. Read more »

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 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 »