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1 Your Role in Organized Dentistry Andrew Read-Fuller, DDS ASDA Vice President

2 Welcome!

3 What is “…a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.” ?

4 What is “…a national student-run organization introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry “…a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.” ?

5 What is ASDA? House of Delegates: 130 delegates, two from each of the 65 chapters. Delegates from each of the 11 districts elect the District Trustees. The House elects: President, Vice Presidents, and Speaker of the House. Executive Director 20,000 Members in 65 chapters Board of Trustees Editorial Board, Council Associates, Chairs, Externs, LCs

6 House of Delegates Sets association policy, passes resolutions and elects leaders

7 What is ASDA? House of Delegates: 130 delegates, two from each of the 65 chapters. Delegates from each of the 11 districts elect the District Trustees. The House elects: President, Vice Presidents, and Speaker of the House. Executive Director 20,000 Members in 65 chapters Board of Trustees Editorial Board, Council Associates, Chairs, Externs, LCs

8 Board of Trustees Executive Committee

9 What is ASDA? House of Delegates: 130 delegates, two from each of the 65 chapters. Delegates from each of the 11 districts elect the District Trustees. The House elects: President, Vice Presidents, and Speaker of the House. Editorial Board, Council Associates, Chairs, Externs, LCs Executive Director 20,000 Members in 65 chapters Board of Trustees

10 National Leadership

11 ASDA Councils Communications Reviews and updates ASDA website Disseminates information via social media Aids chapters with their communication efforts

12 Organizes Lobby Day Promotes grassroots political efforts Disseminates information to members about legislative issues ASDA Councils Advocacy

13 ASDA Councils Membership Develops resources to aid chapters in recruitment Seeks and promotes member benefits Promotes predental involvement

14 Serves as a resource for ethics, public health and access to care ASDA Councils Professional Issues

15 Publishes Mouth, ASDA News and Mouthing Off Recruits writers from all ASDA chapters ASDA Councils Editorial Board

16 Predental Advisory Committee Engage predental members early, work with Council on Membership Work Groups Leadership development and improving governance Externships

17 The World of Organized Dentistry

18 American Dental Association Represented in the councils, committees and commissions of the ADA Voting member of JCNDE (NBDE I and II) Commissioner on CODA (accreditation of all dental schools and postgraduate programs) Voting Delegates in the ADA House

19 ADA House of Delegates 473 Total Votes 5 votes

20 In Perspective… ASDA (5) Utah (4) Hawaii (3) Montana (2) Vermont (2)

21 Are dental students an important voice? YES!!

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23 Some Final Thoughts…

24 Andrew Read-Fuller, DDS


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