Clean and green your community

This month’s challenge is inspired by Earth Day and asks you to help make your community a greener, healthier place. 
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Getting Through Dental School

Find success in your first year - rely on this comprehensive guide to navigate dental school.
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Career Compass

Set a course for life after dental school. Whether you're headed for a residency or practice, you'll find a trove of resources to help you on your way. 
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New & Noteworthy

ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day
The ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day was a huge success. Check out some of the highlights on social media!
ASDA webinars
Browse through our upcoming webinars and secure your spot today!
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Takeover our Instagram account!
Interested in doing a social media takeover? Share your experience as a dental student on the national ASDA Instagram account by signing up for a #HumansOfASDA takeover!
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Write for ASDA
Interested writers can reach out at any time with a story idea, or we can assign one to you. Contributors will work directly with our Editorial Board to complete an article or blog post.
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National calendar
Keep up with ASDA events on this useful calendar. Chapter and district leaders can add their own events as well.
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Member Spotlight

Dorna Akhavain

I would love to get my skydiving license. Last year I went skydiving in Dubai and it was a very mind-opening experience for me. I have never felt so much in the present time than when I was falling from the sky for a few minutes.

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Lissette Ruiz-Ibarra
My favorite part of being a fourth year is the relationship I have cultivated with the faculty over the years. They have witnessed my struggles and triumphs in dental school and have seen me grow as a student clinician.
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Stephanie Sforza

I’ve learned that the most successful leaders know that they don’t have to be the best or brightest in the room, but rather the people who encourage and empower others to be just that.

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Take Action to Alleviate the Student Loan Debt Burden
Join your fellow dental students in contacting legislators to support H.R. 1554, the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (REDI). This bill will allow borrowers to qualify for interest-free student loan deferment while in residency.
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Social media and marketing

The April issue of Contour is all about gaining a foundational understanding of how you can use marketing and social media to start building your brand. In addition, this issue discusses therapeutic treatment options for oral cancer as well as one student's experience living a reduced-waste lifestyle.

Latest issue: April 2019