ASDA District 10 meets at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine

February 21, 2012

From Mouthing Off, The Blog of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

Six schools within District 10 met at Utah’s first dental school, Roseman University of Health Sciences. Schools participating in the meeting included the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), Midwestern University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), University of Washington, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapters met for a two-day meeting held on Februray 4-5, 2012.

Past ADA First Vice President, Dr. A.J. Smith, spoke to ASDA leaders about organized dentistry and controversial issues such as mid-level providers. Additionally, representatives from each chapter presented their activities, membership, advocacy and showcased videos produced by their schools.

Each school discussed the strengths and weaknesses of their chapter. Collaborations between schools were shown to be possible and ideas sparked from discussing events.

The meeting also included Annual Session updates and the goals of the district. ASDA leaders ended their night by dining at Tucano’s Brazillian Grill. The next day, they squeezed in some fun by skiing and snowboarding at nearby resorts. Before heading back home, leaders came up with ideas and events. They are ready to kick off 2012 in the right direction!

By Erin Aying,  Arizona ‘14