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Monthly Archives: March 2015



State Lobby Day 2015

  Dental Lobby Day comes but once a year. Dentists from various districts throughout the state come together to share their opinions with their respective state Senators and State Representatives concerning bills that relate to dental interests and trepidations. We, as students, are invited to participate in this event, as our opinions and shining young faces can influence the decisions…



Piers for Pres

    ASDA Annual Session. Home of the Gold Crown Awards and President’s Gala. Petri dish of isolated and cultured ASDA fever (and maybe laryngitis). Annual session is where you gather with 650 of your closest friends and fellow ASDA leaders in a hotel to share ideas, stories, and to elect the Board of Trustees. This year, our very own…



The Gold Crown Awards ~or~ The Academy Awards of Student Dentistry

The air buzzes with excitement as 650 dental students from across the country stroll the red carpet, schmoozing with the dental “celebrities” in attendance. They’re all decked in the nicest clothes they could fit in their suitcases, and smiles and laughter abound. The delegation from Colorado ASDA walks in confidently, but I feel traitorously nervous. Colorado is on the ballot…



What is ASDA at the National level?

Before I attended the ASDA Annual Session, I didn’t fully understand how our local chapter fit into the national level.  I also had no idea of what went on at these conferences.  To give you a little summary, each school fits into a district. There are 13 total districts that make up the national ASDA. Colorado is in District 9 along with…