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Author Archive for Christian Piers

Christian Piers is a fourth-year dental student at the University of Colorado. He graduated from Hope College with majors in English, chemistry and biology, and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where he worked as a biologist on a seahorse farm while completing his Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing. Christian is currently serving as national ASDA immediate past president, and is a past ASDA Editor-in-Chief, ASDA chapter president, Colorado Dental Association trustee, and ASDA liaison to the ADA Council on Communications. He continues to serve on the ADA Licensure Task Force, the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), and the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL). He lives with his wife, Rachael, in Denver.



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…



An Intro to Licensure Reform

  If you want to practice dentistry, you need to have a license. And if you want to have a license, you should read this post.   You need to complete three requirements (educational, written, and clinical) to get a dental license. You can fulfill the educational component by graduating from a dental school accredited by CODA (the Commission on…