The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is the nation’s largest student run organization and is the only national association devoted to dental student concerns and the student viewpoint on professional issues. When you join the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) you’re also joining the American Dental Association (ADA), the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA), and the Minnesota Student District ASDA Chapter.
The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.
Helpful Resources for Students
Understanding Organized Dentistry – Learn how the tripartite system (local, state and national levels) works collectively to advance the profession and better serve the public.
Licensure – Get help with understanding licensure and the examination process.
MDA Student Member Benefits – With your ASDA membership you are also joining the American Dental Association and Minnesota Dental Association. As a MDA student member you have many benefits available to you.
ADA Office of Student Affairs – Dental students are encouraged to call with questions about ADA resources, services and programs designed specifically for dental students. 800-621-8099 x7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADA Success Program – Hear fellow dentists present on some of the most relevant industry topics today. All presentations are free, 1 hour in length, offered virtually or in-person.
Financial Planning Issues for Dental Students – Assistance with addressing some of the major financial planning issues that you should be aware of while in dental school.
New Dentist Now – Read the ADA’s New Dentist Committee’s blog featuring resources for new dentists and dental students, including tips for working with their dental team, leadership opportunities and overall insight into life as a new dentist.
Hesy-Re – See current dentistry job openings.
Careers in Dentistry – Learn about the career options and requirements for different jobs in dentistry.
Dentist Employment Agreements Seminar (Video) – Jeffrey Fraum, senior associate general counsel for the American Dental Association, presents a 30-minute overview of dental employment agreements.