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Why You Should Assist For Boards

Dental school is a very arduous experience; and solely finishing school doesn’t actually get us what we want – not by itself anyway. To become a dentist in most states throughout the US, there are several requirements, which include, but are not necessarily limited to: A degree from an ADA CODA-accredited dental school, Passing the National Board Dental Examinations I…



Lobby Day: What You Need to Know

National Dental Student Lobby Day: my first national meeting and what I would consider the beginning of my involvement with ASDA. Attending what is considered the most influential annual meeting that ASDA holds every year was an honor, and I’m glad to be able to attend again this year. This is an event where over 400 students from schools nationwide…



Getting Involved in ASDA – Yes, Even as a First Year

As a first year dental student, orientation is the first time you hear about a cascade of topics including class expectations, financial aid, student health insurance,  and campus resources.  Then student organizations are introduced, with each group talking about the focus and mission of that association.  Feeling a little overwhelmed but following along, I had a question, “Which group will…



Having a Life in Dental School

You know that dream where you’re cutting a crown prep on those dorky little plastic teeth, and all the faculty are gathered around saying, “Wow, that’s amazing!” and, “You were born to be a dentist!”…? No? Well then I’m sure you’re familiar with the dream where you’re cutting a crown prep on those dorky plastic teeth and you slip and…



An ASDA President’s Farewell

This blog post is adapted from a letter originally published via email on March 2, 2016. This post is reprinted with permission from the American Student Dental Association. For more dental student news and updates, visit ASDAnet.org.   ASDA has had a remarkable past year as an association, and personally this year has been one of the wildest, most fulfilling experiences I…



Thank You

Three years ago, Colorado ASDA created a Facebook page.  Two years ago, the Colorado Quickset blog, CEJ, and our Instagram account were born.  Less than one year ago, we created our very own YouTube channel.  Last week, Colorado ASDA was recognized for our efforts and awarded Best Use of Social Media at the 2016 Annual Session Gold Crown Awards.  This award does not…