David Danesh

Using Engage, ASDA’s action alert system

Engage, ASDA’s advocacy action alert system, keeps members informed about key issues affecting dentistry and allows ASDA members to advocate for the profession by voicing their position to their legislators. ASDA Speaker of the House Ryan Twaddle says, “When our days are packed with studying, exams and clinic, [it’s easy] to think the end goal is graduation. However, lawmakers are continuously creating policies that you must follow after graduation.”

What I learned from trying yoga for the first time

Yoga poseFor me, ASDA’s Wellness Initiative came at a perfect time. The introduction of Wellness Challenges happened to coincided with my newfound desire to take better care of myself by eating well and exercising more regularly. I wanted to be as healthy as I could so that I could set a good example for my patients as a dentist.

The June Wellness Challenge encouraged participants to “take on a new physical challenge,” and the opportunity presented itself when I was invited to join two friends for a yoga class. I had always been interested in trying out yoga, so I excitedly joined them for the class, borrowed mat in hand.

DAT study tips & the first-ever DAT Week

Studying for the DATStudying for the Dental Admission Test is a daunting rite of passage that all dental students and dentists have faced and overcome. The DAT covers multiple topics: Natural Science (comprised of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biology), Quantitative Reasoning, Perceptual Ability, and Reading Comprehension. Since it is required for admission to dental school, it’s never too early to start learning about the contents of the test, study techniques and available resources.

Also, next week starts ASDA DAT Week. Read on for information about free webinars, tips and more!

Personal and professional development as an ASDA predental leader

Personal and professional development as an ASDA predental leader | Mouthing Off | Blog of the American Student Dental AssociationI believe that every predental student should be an ASDA member because of the many unique benefits that comes with membership. However, what I found to be the one of the most fulfilling experiences of my undergraduate career was the opportunity to serve as an ASDA leader at the national, district and local level as a predental member. I’m here today to share with you some the benefits of taking advantage of these opportunities.

Join the celebration of ASDA Predental Week

Today kicks off our celebration of the second annual ASDA National Predental Week! ASDA chapters and predental clubs will be hosting events throughout the week, such as dental school admissions workshops, dental lab simulations and dental school tours, to engage current ASDA predental members and encourage new predentals to join ASDA. Check out our list of events to find one near you!