Welcome to ASDA American Student Dental Association

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Welcome to ASDA American Student Dental Association

  1. 1. Welcome to ASDA American Student Dental Association
  2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>Student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is organized dentistry? <ul><li>Dentists joining together to form a unified voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobbying to congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure Reform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more.... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State (ODA) and Local (GCDS) Association </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tripartite = ADA + State Association + Local Association </li></ul>
  4. 4. So...what does ASDA do for me? <ul><li>Promote welfare of dental students </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate just treatment of dental students </li></ul><ul><li>Represent needs, interests, and welfare of association members </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and promote needed change in dental education </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce and promote organized dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate pertinent info to dental students </li></ul><ul><li>Promote, encourage provide opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Improve dental care & delivery to all people by identifying public dental needs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other ASDA Benefits: <ul><li>Subscriptions to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASDA News (monthly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouth (quarterly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA News (semi-monthly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA New Dentist News (quarterly on cover of ADA News) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JADA (monthly journal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free $50,000 Life Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts on National Dental Board Exam review materials and ASDA Guide to Postdoctoral Programs </li></ul><ul><li>And more!!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. How ASDA works at Case <ul><li>President + 6 Committees </li></ul><ul><li>President : Jon Ross D4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications : Meredith Bailey D4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary : Nicole Dahlkemper D3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative : Dan Bowser D3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget : Keith Schneider D2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education : Crystal Perry D2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising : Vivian Khoury D2 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Communications <ul><li>Webmaster/links </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul>
  8. 8. Secretary <ul><li>Minutes and attendance at meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of events </li></ul><ul><li>Resource library </li></ul><ul><li>Member list </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor list </li></ul><ul><li>ASDA events and activities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Legislative <ul><li>Education—more lunch and learns! </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobby Day– Make a difference on Capitol Hill (spring) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delegates </li></ul><ul><li>ADPAC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Political fundraising arm or organized dentistry </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Budget <ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting of income and expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Projects annual budget </li></ul><ul><li>Works with Fundraising and Education Committees to organize event planning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Education <ul><li>Lunch and Learns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current topics in dentistry and dental education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty Week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vendor Fair </li></ul><ul><li>ASDA events and activities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundraising <ul><li>Vendor Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Golf Day (spring) </li></ul><ul><li>ASDA events and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and run fundraisers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Three 1 st yr ASDA Class Reps <ul><li>Co-chair one of the 6 committees </li></ul><ul><li>Educate your class </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your class informed </li></ul>
  14. 14. So you’re not an ASDA Rep, but you still want to be more involved <ul><li>Join a committee! </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Lobby Day </li></ul><ul><li>ATTEND ASDA EVENTS! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Upcoming ASDA Events <ul><li>Keep and eye out for upcoming L+L’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grad programs, local dentists, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you want to see something in particular just ASK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASDA Picnic : 9/30 </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Run, Picnic & Vendor Fair : 10/22 (tentative date) </li></ul><ul><li>More in Spring!! </li></ul>

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