Category: Events

Non-traditional Spotlight – Casey Bowen '21

Prior to my dental school quest, I was a quality control tester for construction materials for 13 years (seasons). It was a manual labor job that included repetitive testing of aggregate materials of various sizes and quality for asphalt products throughout the stages of production. Quality control testing was a fun job that saved my

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Dental Advocacy – Ben McGiffin '23

My name is Ben McGiffin, and I’m a D1 here at Midwestern University. I’d like to share a little bit about my experiences in dental hygiene and being an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association prior to becoming a dental student and ASDA member. During my 9 years as a registered dental hygienist,

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Happy Halloween ASDA- Rachel Bryant ’21, ASDA Chapter President

Some argue that Christmas or Thanksgiving is the best holiday, but I have to respectfully disagree. Hands down it is Halloween. Some believe in the stereotype that dentists are supposed to hate Halloween because of the increased volume of sugary treat consumption. As a dentist-to-be, I can put that stereotype to rest and assure you

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Behind the Scenes of Dental Advocacy – Siri Vasireddy ’22

On September 21, six CDMA students had the opportunity to take a closer look at the process of creating successful legislative proposals and smoothly-running lobby days. Year after year, the AzDA graciously invites us to sit in on, and even participate in, their meetings. The three divisions of the AzDA (Northern, Central, and Southern) came

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National Lobby Day – Siri Vasireddy ’22

On April 14, eleven CDMA students hopped off the plane at DCA armed with suits, fact sheets, and a desire to make our marks on the dental profession. After the success we had in getting bills passed at State Lobby Day in February, we couldn’t wait to take on a bigger challenge. In Washington, three

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