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Dr. Norman on the future of dentistry

Dr. Norman UNC visit
On Thursday, April 11, Dr. Charles Norman, president-elect of the American Dental Association, spoke to UNC School of Dentistry students and faculty on “The Future of Dentistry and the Role of the ADA.” An alumnus of UNC School of Dentistry, Dr. Norman shared highlights of what our profession has accomplished in the past few decades, and offered insight into the dynamic future ahead…

Why I will accept Medicaid

Dental FormsIf you’re like me, you may try to reconcile the two images you have of yourself as a future dentist: the private practice business owner and the oral health care provider. It’s the best of both worlds: to relieve pain, restore smiles and go golfing on Fridays. Right? In my state of Colorado, only 12% of dentists are willing to accept the more than 600,000 Medicaid patients in the state. Read on to find out why I intend to be one of them…

Chapter spotlight: Iowa

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The ASDA chapter at Iowa is an auto-enroll school with 100% market share. This outstanding chapter holds a wide range of events each year offering each member something interesting. Social events, philanthropic drives, fundraising and lunch and learns—Iowa has it all! Read on for the rest of this chapter spotlight…

How clinical simulation courses can benefit predentals

Dental perspectiveSo you’ve decided you want to be a dentist and you’re looking for a way to gain valuable first-hand lab experience. I have just the solution for you! Two years ago, as I was nearing the end of my undergrad, it dawned on me that I was lacking any sort of dental experience in the clinical lab setting. Thanks to the predental club at my school, I learned about an intensive two-day simulation course over the upcoming summer presented by the ASDA chapter of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona. Read on for more about summer opportunities for predentals!

Today is Earth Day, what are you doing to help?

earthHappy Earth Day! Since it’s also a Media Monday here on MO, I’ve included some Schoolhouse Rock! videos about going green and saving the planet. If you’re looking for something to do this week in honor of Earth Day, visit Earthday.org and check out the “billion acts of green” campaign. Read on and let us know how you plan to celebrate in the comments…

How to testify at a committee hearing and live to tell about it

Minnesota State CapitolWith National Dental Student Lobby Day approaching, many of you are either attending or know someone who is.

You might be thinking to yourself: “Self, what are you doing here?! You are way out of your league.” I am here to tell you that you’re wrong about that. Everyone starts at a similar spot in politics, but starting is the important part. You never know where it might take you…

Why choose ASDA as a predental?

Screen shot 2013-04-04 at 2.01.20 PMOur predental club enrollment rate is close to 50 percent, which is 70 students, and our goal is 100 percent. Why? As president of UCLA’s predental club I have personally seen the benefits. Read on to hear why this predental member sticks with ASDA…