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Prospective from a Pre-dental Student

No matter how much outside research I read about ASDA’s National Leadership Conference (NLC), I still had my doubts. Will this conference help me as a pre-dental student? Will I walk away from it feeling more energized about dentistry? I read that there were personal development opportunities available (but then again, that’s what my Bridezilla sister told me about being her Maid…



ASDA and Advocacy—Highlights From ASDA’s National Leadership Conference

This past October, I attended the ASDA National Leadership Conference.  Having recently been elected the ASDA Alternate Delegate for my class, I was sincerely excited and curious about this conference.  I knew I would be surrounded by others who shared my same enthusiasm about ASDA and my commitment to enhancing our dental school experience and future profession. Given my legal…



Marketing at the National Leadership Conference

Attending ASDA’s National Leadership Conference for the second time, I knew what to expect – a great learning experience, a chance to make new friendships & connections, and most importantly, renewing my excitement about dentistry. In dental school, we’re often thrown into books and typodont work, making it challenging to see the future as a dentist. The speakers at the conference…



Making the Right Connections

There is one question that will, undoubtedly, be asked at least once by every dental student in Colorado: “What is ASDA?” The quickest and most unsatisfying answer will most certainly follow: “ASDA is whatever you want it to be.” While visiting Chicago for ASDA’s National Leadership Conference I stumbled upon the same realization. ASDA is an extraordinarily powerful group of…



The Crossroads of Law and Dentistry: An Example of How a Recent Legislative Action Can Impact your Future

Many components have an effect on the profession and the day-to-day life of dentists, including changing technology and educational requirements, among others.  An often under-looked component regarding the dental profession, that may affect dentists and future dentists substantially, is the changing landscape of state and federal laws that impact the dental profession. In most respects, state laws and policies have…



What ASDA can do for Pre-Dental Students

Like most students in the 21st century, you probably use the internet as your primary source of information. The downside is the abundance of information. Some good, some bad, and some that may not be applicable to your situation. A great solution to this problem is the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). ASDA memberships go far beyond getting the information…