2016 nominees for best articles and blog post


Each year, ASDA members publish more than 100 articles in ASDA News, more than 50 articles in Mouth and at least 156 posts to this blog. That’s a lot of content. Behind the scenes of these publications is ASDA’s Editorial Board–eight dental students who dedicate their time to planning, writing and editing your ASDA publications. It’s thanks to them that you read about millennials, creative diagnosis, and lasers this past year. They are also the folks that bring you Life Hacks Week and “just for fun” posts here on the blog.

One part of an ASDA editor’s job, whether they work on the print publications or this blog, is finding dental students who want to write. All those articles and blog posts won’t write themselves and we’ve had some amazing authors in 2015. On behalf of ASDA’s Editorial Board, I’d like to thank all the authors and bloggers who contributed to ASDA in the past year. 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.

ASDA’s Editorial Board sifted through all the articles and blog posts of 2015 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 2016 Gold Crown Awards for best articles and blog post:


Navigating dental insurance in Massachusetts

By Lily Liu, Harvard ’16 | April ASDA News

7 Things you didn’t know about HIPAA

By Dhwani Joshi, Missouri-Kirksville ’17 | May ASDA News

Why is the cost of dental school so high?

By Scott Kennedy, Roseman ’17 | August ASDA News

The Advanced DAT: A new exam on the road to residency

By Katya Avanesyan, North Carolina ’16 | October ASDA News

How ethics and law impact advertising your practice

By Stephen Rogers, Buffalo ’18 | December ASDA News


Surviving ASDA Fever

By Kyle Larsen, Colorado ’17 | April ASDA News

Sports dentistry: From final impressions to NBA finals

By Ryan Cheung, Southern California ’16 | Spring Mouth

Air Force Dental Corps: A female perspective

By Veronica Wang, Roseman ’17 | Spring Mouth

Printing Future Smiles

By Tanya Sue Maestas, Texas-Houston ’18 | Fall Mouth

The millennials strike back

By Sadaf Moghimi, Roseman ’16 | Winter Mouth


The importance of neck & back health in dentistry

By Kathryn Dickmann, Detroit Mercy ’17 | May 1, 2015

From BDS to DDS: Getting a dental degree in the U.S.

By Kekul Bharucha, predental | June 19, 2015

How to handle the patient who hates you

By Morgan Murrell, Kentucky ’18 | Oct. 23, 2015

How to ace your dental school interview

By Ali Raza, predental | May 29, 2015

How to sail through the PASS/Match process

By Dr. Stephanie Zastrow, Minnesota ’15 | March 13, 2015


Do you have a favorite article or blog you read in the past year? Let us know in the comments section!

~Kim Kelly, senior manager, publications


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