Contour is the only print news source dedicated to sharing the dental-student narrative and addressing their holistic needs as they prepare to enter the workforce as dental professionals. ASDA members receive Contour 10 times a year, with combined issues in June/July and November/December.

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Recent Issues

November 2020 ContourNovember/December 2020 – The Art of Advocacy

In her editor’s note, “Finding our voice in dentistry” 2020-21 ASDA Editor-in-Chief Callista Schulenburg, LECOM ‘22, writes: “When I joined ASDA two years ago as a vibrant first-year dental student, I had no idea how much I would learn, grow and develop as a dental advocate and dental professional. I am finding a stronger voice. My voice… What kind of impact has organized dentistry had on you? What kind of impact will you make on organized dentistry? Allow this issue of Contour to inspire you to use your voice to make a difference and expand outside of your comfort zone.”

The November/December issue of Contour reveals the three aspects of rhetoric and how you can apply it to shape beliefs and drive behavior, lessons fellow dentists have learned from grassroots advocacy campaigns, a tour of Washington, D.C., and more.

Read more from the November/December 2020 issue.

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