Florida chapter hosts first ever Dental Discussion Series (DDS)

Florida DDS eventIt started with a lunchtime conversation. While discussing midlevel providers (MLPs), my friends and I quickly came to the conclusion that we didn’t know much about the issue. I remember joking about planning a debate between two of our professors that were very vocal about holding different stances on the topic, and how it would (at the very least) be highly entertaining.

What to expect at National Dental Student Lobby Day

With Annual Session over now, you won’t have to wait long to get your next national ASDA meeting fix. Carry that ASDA fever excitement over to National Dental Student Lobby Day which is coming up on April 13-14 in Washington, DC. Come and advocate on behalf of your profession and your classmates. Whether it is your first or your fourth lobby day, I can promise it will be an experience you won’t forget.

Read on for tips for attending National Dental Student Lobby Day!

Tips on dressing for ASDA’s Annual Session 2015 in Boston

Coming to Boston for the first time for ASDA Annual Session 2015? Never experienced a New England winter before? You are probably wondering what to expect!
Boston is an awesome city with so many historical sites, touristy attractions, and local eateries worth checking out. We have compiled a list of tips submitted by Boston dental students.

And the 2015 Gold Crown Award nominees are …

ASDANews-Jan15-hero-webOn behalf of ASDA’s Editorial Board, I’d like to thank all the authors and bloggers who contributed to ASDA in 2014. Thank you for your time, your ideas and your contribution to the organization. It’s because of volunteers like you that we are able to build a knowledge-base for dental students in the U.S. And it’s because of you that ASDA News was found to be members’ favorite ASDA publication in a 2014 readership survey!

ASDA’s Editorial Board sifted through all the articles and blog posts of 2014 to narrow down nominees for three Gold Crown Awards: Best News Article, Best Feature Article and Best Blog Post. Criteria included relevance, originality, research and presentation. For blog posts, number of visits, social shares and Facebook likes were also weighed in the decision. Here are the nominees for the 2015 Gold Crown Awards for best articles and blog post …

Top 5 tips for your first ASDA Annual Session

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.28.21 PMWith Annual Session 2015 is closely approaching, you are probably thinking about what lab work you have to finish up before you go (those crowns won’t prep themselves), what dapper outfits to pack (a suit a day keeps the fashion police away) and what Boston sights to see (I recommend Boston Public Gardens, Newbury Street and Fenway Park). However, if this is your first ASDA trip, you may have some questions about how to prepare for your trip. So here are my top 5 tips to help you get the most out of “the best week ever.”