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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 »

I Scream, You Scream…

We all scream for free handpieces! I know what you’re thinking: what does the ridiculous reproduction of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” (left) have to do with handpieces? Well that image was created with handpieces! Actually it’s a fun web application that lets you use different types of handpieces as “brushes” to create a picture (similar… Read more »

ASDA Fever You Can Download

ASDA Fever. What is it? Where did it come from? Is it contagious? The term ASDA Fever has floated around the association for years. In fact, it predates everyone on the current staff at the Central Office. No one can remember a time that they worked at ASDA and there wasn’t ASDA Fever. Beloved by… Read more »

Everything has a beginning

1969—The Vietnam War rages on. Man walks on the moon. John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their famous Bed-In. Gap Jeans opens in San Francisco. Woodstock. And where were dental students at this time? They were doing what all college students seemed to do in the last year of that decade. They were organizing. Forty… Read more »