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Annual Session 2017: A Brief Recap

Annual Session 2017 has come and gone. After five fervent days in Orlando of legislative meetings, resolution debate, emotional elections, and evening festivities, ASDA has launched itself into the year ahead. Here are some highlights from the week: -Colorado took home the Gold Crown Award from Best Chapter Blog.  –John Luke Andrew (Colorado ’18) was elected District Nine Trustee. He’ll…



Maintaining Old Ties

This past weekend I went to California for a college friend’s reunion. After graduating, my four college roommates and I decided that we would get together every year. While this is no small feat, it is extremely high on my priority list. Just as a great romantic relationship requires equal effort, this idea would require equal priority and value amongst…



The Catharsis that is the ADA Annual Meeting

Various professions, trades, and groups of individuals with similar interests have so-called annual “conferences”. Many of these are similarly structured in that they have a “kick-off” session, an inspiring keynote speaker, and various breakout sessions with a myriad of topics. On the surface, the American Dental Association (ADA) annual meeting seems no different. However, any attendees can tell you that…



Coffee: Quite Literally, a Lifesaver

I was never much of a coffee drinker when I was younger, but this quickly changed once I got into dental school. Starting with the occasional cup on early mornings, it eventually progressed into a daily routine around Boards studying. I would set the coffee maker to brew the next morning at 6:45am so I could come upstairs to the…