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It’s NFL Playoff Time

Chicago is home to ASDA’s Central Office. Right now it’s a chilly 1°F with a wind chill of somewhere around -20°F. But that’s hardly anything to complain about compared to temperatures Minnesota is dealing with today. Regardless, it is supposed to warm up for Sunday. And if you’re anywhere near the Midwest or you happen… Read more »

Win Awards for You and Your Chapter

One of the ways ASDA supports dental students is by recognizing those who strengthen the organization with their volunteerism. Each year, ASDA presents several awards at Annual Session. Applying for an award is a great way to gain recognition for you and your chapter. It can also distinguish you as a dental student who does… Read more »

Silencing the Dental Drill?

It’s a well known fact that the mere sound of the dental drill triggers many patients blood pressure to rise and anxiety to ensue. Some studies have shown that the high-pitched squeal of the drill is what prevents many patients from seeing their dentist. Well, some inventors may have the answer. Inspired by a luxury car… Read more »

ASDA News Preview: Zoo Dentistry

If you haven’t already, you should receive your copy of January ASDA News shortly. This is a great issue featuring a guest editorial from Dr. Jeff Dalin, co-founder of Give Kids a Smile, several interesting student columns, a terrific book review of “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”, and an intriguing article about a… Read more »

We’re Going to Disneyland!

ASDA’s 41st Annual Session is 8 weeks away. To be exact, it’s 48 days from today. If you’ve never been to Annual Session or you aren’t an ASDA member (join now!), you may be wondering what all the hype is about. Well, this year the meeting happens to be in Disneyland! Annual Session happens once… Read more »

“If The Bachelor ends up with me, I guarantee fun, romance, and healthy gums.”

Over the past month, dental students have been featured in some very high profile media stories. First, ASDA Vice-President Andrew Read-Fuller, UCLA ’11, was quoted on CNN.com after testifying before the FDA on the safety of dental amalgams. Then it came to our attention that a contestant on this season of ‘The Bachelor’ is a… Read more »