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  • The FDA governs drugs and food for the US. The FDA is very well respected so is able to govern itself. For medical doctors, politicians make decisions, they have no politcal control. In DENTISTRY, the ADA/ASDA governs and makes decisions for the dental profession. Because the ADA is well respected, government does not need to intervene. This also means we support ourselves which is why membership in ASDA/ADA is crucial.
  • You’re in the forefront as an ASDA member Licensure: changing the exams we take and requirments needed to get a dental license. CA can do GPR instead of taking boards. Boards: study materials
  • Alaska- pyramid system Mexico- Dr.s up from Mexico Hygenist- doing simple operative procedures 5 th year dental school: Next 20 years- this will happen to CA unless dentists come together with ADA to come up with another solution to the access to care problem
  • UOP- huge role in organized dentistry Dugoni: past ADA president *Ask someone to define autonomy… See the benefits: We govern ourselves, SELF AUTOMONY
  • Advocacy: Tripartite System: When you join ASDA, you are part of : Federal ADA/ASDA State CDA Local: Districts, Dental Society You get exposure to different levels of organized dentistry
  • ***2008 costs, 2009???
  • President 2009: Ryan Wilgus
  • Pacific Pre-dent Club Presentation/ Student Forum

    1. 1. Pacific Pre-dent Club Presentation/ Student Forum San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA March 9, 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is ASDA? <ul><li>It represents students with a unified voice and provides information, education, advocacy, and services. The association introduces lifelong involvement in organized dentistry, and promotes change for the betterment of the profession. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The ASDA Issues… <ul><li>Protects and advocates students’ position on issues such as licensure procedures and exams </li></ul><ul><li>The students’ voice to the ADA House of Delegates </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates fairness and equality in the dental school environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes self governance among dental students </li></ul>
    5. 5. University of the Pacific ASDA Chapter <ul><li>2007 IDEAL ASDA Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Most Outstanding School Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Most Outstanding Membership </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Most Outstanding Communication </li></ul>
    6. 6. So, why as an undergrad should you join ASDA????
    7. 7. Pacific’s Top Ten Reasons To Apply For Predental Membership…
    8. 8. 10. ASDA provides information about specific dental programs to help you find your “perfect school”
    9. 9. 9. You want to learn about dental school admissions requirements and increase your chances of getting accepted into dental school.
    10. 10. 8. You need information on debt management, student loans, and scholarships and want access to ASDA’s members-only financial services.
    11. 11. 7. You are curious about what being a dental student is really like.
    12. 12. 6. You will impress educators at dental school interviews with your knowledge of current hot topics in dentistry
    13. 13. Joining ASDA immediately connects you with 86% of the nation’s dental students and many predental students like yourself. 5. Networking Opportunities
    14. 14. 4. ASDA provides an early start in organized dentistry and a part in improving dental education and the future of the dental profession.
    15. 15. 3. Predental membership is only the beginning-staying involved with ASDA once you begin dental school will provide you with opportunities for invaluable leadership experiences on the local and national level
    16. 16. 2. You want to show that you are committed to dentistry. It is never too early to start preparing for your career in dentistry!
    17. 17. And most importantly… Become involved in protecting your future profession!!!
    18. 18. Pre-Dental Membership $55 annually How to Join???
    19. 19. JOIN NOW!!! <ul><li>Questions: contact </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Wilgus Dan Hammer </li></ul><ul><li> Chapter President Vice President </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] [email_address] </li></ul>
    20. 20. Questions???? VIK ANDY SCOTT CATEY DAN SABA