Intro to Advocacy

What is advocacy? Advocacy means “to promote or defend a cause.” Dental advocacy involves influencing public policies affecting the practice of dentistry and the oral health of the American public. Everyday, dental students and providers advocate for their patients by educating them and empowering them to make knowledgeable decisions for their own well-being.  Why isContinue reading “Intro to Advocacy”

ASDA D1 Response to Racial Injustices

Dear ASDA Members, We want to reach out as fellow students to acknowledge the wrongful death of George Floyd last week. We also want to acknowledge the wrongful deaths of so many other Black Americans, including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and more. In addition to these senseless killings and acts ofContinue reading “ASDA D1 Response to Racial Injustices”

Boredom Killers: CEs and Games

Business or Pleasure? If you are looking for things to do, we have you covered. Companies are trying to stay relevant or help out by giving away CEs! A special thank you to Dean Hanlon, President Elect, Massachusetts Dental Society for helping kicking-off the list of CEs! Also, there are lots of ways to connectContinue reading “Boredom Killers: CEs and Games”

Mental Wellness: Giving back under quarantine

Volunteer Opportunities We hope you are all doing your part by staying home and washing your hands frequently to help slow the curve of COVID-19. If you are looking for more ideas on how you can help please read below. A very special thank you to Nancy Marks ( Artist and Community Service Learning CoordinatorContinue reading “Mental Wellness: Giving back under quarantine”

“Building Bridges” in Pittsburgh – Annual Session Recap

This year’s Annual Session brought students from across the country to Pittsburgh, PA for Annual Session. From electing our new Executive Committee to attending House of Delegates meetings and hearings, District 1 had a great time spending time in the Steel City. Some of our District 1 attendees reflected back on the #BestWeekEver as theyContinue reading ““Building Bridges” in Pittsburgh – Annual Session Recap”

District 1 Annual Meeting Recap!

Miss out on our District 1 Annual Meeting? Alia Osseiran, Tufts D22, reflects on her experience of the District Meeting at University of New England in Portland, ME:   There’s something cathartic about coloring. I traced over the black lines in white, trying to achieve a BW shade, while a fellow D22 dropped the box onContinue reading “District 1 Annual Meeting Recap!”

District 1 Takes a Break!

Our ASDA District 1 Team has been hard at work this whole year. From juggling school work, clinic, and promoting the #ASDAFever, our Cabinet took a well-deserved break. Meet some of our cabinet members as they took some time and shared what they did over their December holiday break. RACHEL YOUNG – Tufts D2 Newsletter Co-ChairContinue reading “District 1 Takes a Break!”