ASDA News

ASDA remembers Past President Jiwon Lee

polaroid-Jiwons-ECLast week, the American Student Dental Association learned of the passing of Immediate Past President Jiwon Lee. A beloved daughter, sister, friend and esteemed colleague, Lee was 29 years old. She was a fourth year dental student at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Jiwon served ASDA as president for the 2013-14 year and as speaker of the House the previous year. She was a vibrant and inspiring leader who will be remembered fondly by many. Her memorial service is today at Columbia University. For details, click here.

ASDA wanted to remember Jiwon and her leadership within our organization. Some of the people she worked most closely with in ASDA have written a few memories here.

Malpractice 101: Learn from other people’s mistakes

medpro thumbnailMalpractice insurance can be a very confusing topic for dental students. We get it. MedPro also understands the value of malpractice education, which is why we created the Malpractice Minute, a quarterly e-mail that puts our experience in the hands of 20,000 dental students nationwide. Our dental specific risk management and claims teams review real-life court cases, and give practical insights for avoiding similar situations. Read it regularly, to see situations like this…

All cats issue of ASDA News this month

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 12.15.55 PMASDA’s Editorial Board tries to plan content around what our members care about most. It’s recently come to our attention that cats are a hot topic in student dentistry. Whether it’s their oral hygiene or their fuzzy little noses, cats are wildly popular. Finally, the wait is over! The all cats issue of ASDA news* is coming out this month. You’ll read articles about how to prevent kitty caries, dental cat therapy and advice on investing in a feline friend while attending dental school. Click here to get a sneak peek of this issue!

Overcoming stress & a giveaway

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 9.55.53 AMI had a lot of trouble sleeping last night. I knew today was going to be packed from beginning to end and while that’s all the more reason to get a good night’s sleep, it kept me awake. Stress is like that–even when we acknowledge it, it can be tough to beat. You may be feeling an unusual amount of stress in dental school. This was the topic of ASDA’s lead story in the March issue of ASDA News: read it here. One way to cope with dental school stress is to tell yourself it will all be over in four years. But the reality is that life will likely throw more stressors your way even after dental school. That’s why it’s important to face your stress and learn how to manage it now. Read on for 5 ways to manage stress and a giveaway.

The power of knowledge

thumbnailAs a dental student or recent graduate, you’re getting ready to make one of the most important decisions of your life: determining your career path. And with the right knowledge, you have the power to control your future—from where you live, to your financial status, to what type of practice you work in. Aspen’s student resources present you with all your options—and the information you’ll need to make the right choices for you.