A BIT ABOUT ASDA
ASDA, the American Student Dental Association is a student-run national organization
Think of us as the dental student division of the ADA.
ASDA is split up into a tripartite system:
Think of "National ASDA" as the "Federal" level which is composed of an Executive Committee; President, 2 VP's, Speaker of the House, and House of Representatives.
Think of "District ASDA" as the "State" level which is composed of 11 Districts, each of which has a certain number of dental schools grouped together depending on geographic location. East District has an overseeing head officer called the "Trustee", who has a cabinet of dental students from a number of schools grouped within a smaller geographic location.
Think of "Chapter ASDA" as the "Local" level which is composed of the individual chapters at each of the 66 dental schools across the USA. Each local chapter of ASDA has a President and various other officers.
National ASDA's Mission Statement
The American Student Dental Association 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.
Stony Brook ASDA's Objectives:
To provide programs to educate members on topics important to their career development and political understanding, as well as to supplement regular curriculum.
To provide a means by which students may participate in and communicate with, but not limited to, the following:
American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Suffolk County Dental Society (SCDS)
Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS)
New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)
American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC)
Empire Dental Political Action Committee (EDPAC)