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Keynote Speaker Shares 9/11 Experience

Richard Picciotto spoke this morning to ASDA’s House of Delegates. Picciotto was the last man to exit the Twin Towers after they were attacked on 9/11. As a New York fire chief, Picciotto answered the call to service that morning and found himself working in the North Tower when it collapsed. Trapped in a stairwell… Read more »

Everyone’s Irish at ASDA’s Opening Ceremonies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ASDA celebrated the day by opening Annual Session. National leaders of the organization arrived early and attended business meetings all day. After a very productive day of meetings, attendees began to arrive. Opening Ceremonies convened and played host to notable leaders from organized dentistry. ADA President Dr. Ronald Tankersley spoke to… Read more »

Live from Baltimore

Welcome to ASDA’s 40th Annual Session! We’ll be in Baltimore, Maryland for the rest of the week but that doesn’t mean you’re rid of us. mouthing off is bringing the meeting to you this year. Photos, videos and attendee commentary are some of what you can expect all week long. Can’t make it to the… Read more »

9/11 Survivor to Speak at Annual Session

Next week, over 330 dental students will convene in Baltimore for ASDA’s 40th Annual Session. One of the major points of the week is the meeting of the House of Delegates. This is where policy is made and resolutions are adopted. But these meetings are more than quorums and voting. They also feature educational sessions… Read more »

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 »