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National Leadership Positions

ASDA introduces students to organized dentistry and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills. National leaders are responsible for furthering ASDA’s mission and completing tasks aligned with the council or committee mission.

ASDA national leaders have gone on to serve on ADA’s New Dentist Committee, state and local societies and as presenters at ASDA, ADA and Academy of General Dentistry national meetings.

The National Leader Minute

Hear from current national leaders on why you should apply.

Applications for the 2021-22 leadership cycle are now closed.


District trustee applications will open on Dec. 18 and are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. 

Meeting Attendance Requirements

National leaders must be able to participate fully in council business via email, meet deadlines, and attend all council calls (whether it be virtual or in-person). 

Meetings with an asterisk will be conducted virtually. You are still expected to virtually attend the meetings associated with your position. Please review the dates carefully before applying. 
View a list of all national meetings.

If any meetings scheduled after July 2021 are to be held in-person, leaders will be given at least 30 days’ notice. Funding for required in-person meetings includes: transportation to/from meetings, meals, hotel accommodations, a per diem based on the length of the meeting and reimbursement for baggage fees. 

Orientation & Leadership Training

ASDA national leaders are introduced to their new role through an orientation program including:

  • Overview of ASDA organizational structure, standing rules, policies and procedures
  • Training on how to become an effective team member
  • Resources for how to make strategic decisions and manage conflict
  • Mentorship from ASDA staff and other leaders in organized dentistry
For questions about the leadership application process, please contact Robin Lieberman, advocacy and policy coordinator.

Elected Positions

The following positions are elected by ASDA's House of Delegates or chapter delegates at Annual Session.

Councils and Committees 

The following positions are selected from a pool of applicants by ASDA's Board of Trustees.