#GrowWithASDA: Annual Session 2020

ASDA’s Annual Session, March 4-7 in St. Louis, will bring together students from every U.S. dental school to vote on association policy and elect leaders. Beyond the business of the association, it’s an opportunity to connect with your peers, learn more about hot topics in dentistry and celebrate chapter successes.

It’s also your chance to envision your future and prepare for how to get there. While at Annual Session, you’ll network at the Dental Expo, Gold Crown Awards ceremony and the President’s Gala, as well as participate in sessions that are both educational and inspiring.

“Educational Gateway” Breakout Sessions
These 30-minute sessions offer an introduction to a variety of topics for students just beginning their ASDA journey or about to graduate and enter the profession:

  • Advocacy 101
  • ASDA Fever 101
  • Insurance 101
  • Leadership Fundamentals 101
  • Mindfulness 101

“Take Charge of Your Growth” Breakout Sessions
These 50-minute sessions are designed for attendees to be active participants in their education and professional growth. Each session will include a presentation and interactive activity: 

  • Big Data Trends with Midlevel Providers
  • Debt Management
  • Integration of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Nutrition in Dentistry
  • Steps to Build a Practice 

Keynote Presentation: The Power to Stand
Chris Norton suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football and was told he would never walk again. He defeated all odds and walked across the stage of his college graduation. His compelling story will be filled with laughs, tears and life changing moments that will give you hope and a new perspective. He’ll demonstrate how attitude, effort and purpose can navigate the most challenging obstacles. 

Chapter Idea Exchanges
Share your insights and have targeted conversations with other members and leaders. Topics include community service, advocacy, health and wellness, and more.   


The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students.

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