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Annual Session is coming, but what will you wear?

A week from today, over 300 dental students will descend on the city of Baltimore. Annual Session is ASDA’s premier meeting where students create and adopt resolutions, elect new leadership and connect with colleagues from across the country. Opening Ceremonies begin the meeting on Wednesday night, but the president’s dinner dance brings everything to a… Read more »

Win Cash from ASDA!

That’s right! ASDA is giving away money just for reading this blog. What do you have to do to be entered? Simply subscribe by email or RSS feed. At the beginning of April, we’ll randomly select a winner from the subscription list. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card and another winner… Read more »

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 »