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Kyle Larsen is a fourth-year dental student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He currently is serving as the Immediate Past President of Colorado ASDA, the ASDA District 9 Past Trustee, and sits on a number of committees and task forces for ASDA and the ADA. Outside of ASDA and school, he enjoys graphic design, photography, and anything multimedia.



TUNE IN NOW: LICENSURE REFORM

ALL LICENSURE PATHWAYS NOW ACCEPTED IN COLORADO FOLLOWING A STATE DENTAL BOARD POLICY AMENDMENT DENVER, Colorado—The Colorado Dental Board voted to amend their licensure policy to accept all existing licensure pathways including all regional clinical examinations, PGY-1, hybrid-portfolio, and the OSCE. ASDA has been working for some time now to make changes to the current licensure model that includes the…



NLC x3

  I still remember sitting in the back of the room, not sure what to think: it was hard to not be depressed after seeing how far ahead in ASDA spirit several other chapters were compared to us.  Rather than wallowing in sadness or shrugging it off, my rebellious spirit almost immediately stepped in.  My attitude immediately changed from one…



Skiing? Or Something More?

A few weeks ago, I attended the ASDA District 9 Meeting, informally known as the “ASDA Ski Trip”. I loved every minute of it, and not just because I got to take my brand-new snowboard and GoPro out for a test run, but because of everything else that I got from the meeting. In fact, snowboarding wasn’t even close to…



Thrush Week Recap

We know it has been a couple of weeks, but we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you everyone who participated in our first ever Thrush Week! For those of you who weren’t able to participate, here is what happened: Monday: Meet and Greet We had an awesome turnout at our first Thrush Week event: the Team Meet and Greet.…



#CoASDAis

The first time I heard about ASDA, I didn’t even realize I was hearing about ASDA. All I knew was that I wanted scrubs with the CU School of Dental Medicine logo on it. Since then, however, ASDA has completely changed my dental school experience for the better. When ASDA was first introduced to our class, a lot of effort…



Thrush Week: Best Dental Joke!

What is the best time to go to the dentist…? Tooth hurty! Got a better joke? Share it in the comments! Just make sure it is appropriate! Everyone who posts will get participation Diamonds, but best joke will earn their team 5 extra Diamonds. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook so that your joke submission counts!



Summer Pre-Dental Academy (DSB101)

My first step on the path to dental school was a confusing one. I was about as disoriented as I was the first time I assisted in clinic. I returned home from a two-year mission with my church and decided to start school again. My undergraduate university had just combined departments and, as a result, had gotten rid of all official pre-health…