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Author Archive for Becky Bye

Becky Bye is a licensed attorney in Colorado and also a third year dental student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She is currently serving as the CU ASDA President. Previously, Becky practiced law in both the private and public sectors and is still involved in the legal community for organizations like the Denver Bar Association and Doyle Inn of Court. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry and religion from Colgate University (no pun intended) and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In her free time, she enjoys writing, tandem bicycling with her husband, and watching college football.



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…



Networking is Not a Dirty Word

At some point, you might have heard the saying, “It’s not who you know, but what you know.”  This advice typically refers to networking with others in an effort to learn from professionals in your industry, exchange useful ideas, and perhaps find your dream job.   Meeting new people is not only advantageous from a career standpoint; these new relationships may…



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…



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…