Hope everyone had a wonderful Presidents' Day weekend!
============ASDA Leader of the Week=========== Community Service and Outreach Chair: Mana Naeim Year: Class of 2019
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "I am dedicated to improving the community through organizing both dental and non-dental volunteering activities for our student body. "
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "The comradery that ASDA evokes has made my dental experience meaningful beyond words. To me it is ASDA's spirit of friendship and unity that consistently demonstrates the positive change we can all instill in our communities because of the strength we develop while working as a team. Put simply, 'Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much'" ... See MoreSee Less
=============ASDA Leader of the Week============= Morale Committee Chair: Sachi Mehrotra Year: Class of 2019
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "As one of the morale committee chairs, it's my job to organize and hold school-wide social events to boost morale and break up the monotony of classes, labs, and clinic. From holiday parties to social events, we try to hold events that are a quick, fun break for everyone."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "I enjoy being part of such an extensive, well organized club on campus that has so many aspects. From community service, to advocacy, to holiday parties, there really is something for everyone. I have gained so much from this organization and look forward to my future years of ASDA involvement." ... See MoreSee Less
=============ASDA Leader of the Week============== Vice President: Sharlene Cam Year: Class of 2018
Why is ASDA important to you?
"As VP, I help to carry out the initiatives that we laid out for the year. Specifically, I’m responsible for overseeing marketing and media, increasing member recognition and bolstering our chapter presence on the local, district and national levels. ASDA is important to me because it’s all about the people. Everything that we do is for our members: to fill an educational need, to help members better connect with one another, or to increase awareness on important issues. Each and every person I’ve met through ASDA has immeasurably enriched my dental school experience and I hope that we can bring the same to others." ... See MoreSee Less
We have some exciting news -- Starting today, we will be featuring an ASDA Leader of the Week! It's time to get to know a little more about your lovely and inspiring ASDA leaders 🙂
This week's ASDA Leader of the Week is our Chapter President Tim Yu!
Q: Why is ASDA important to you?
A: So much of my dental school experience has revolved around ASDA. From the first day of dental school, I was blown away by the number of students at UCLA that was involved in our ASDA chapter. Since then, I grew more interested in all of the other avenues that organized dentistry had to offer- advocacy through legislation action, leadership growth, and a network of thousands of peers in our profession. As the current President of UCLA ASDA, I am committed to making sure other students have as great of on experience as I did. ... See MoreSee Less
Each of our 20 committees hosts several exciting events each quarter! From the Morale Committee, with its delicious treats and Christmas parties, to the Pre-Dental Outreach Committee, with its waxing workshops and mock interviews, you can be sure there will be some event planned or in progress at all times!
UCLA ASDA's publication, The Diastema, has won the Golden Crown Award three times in a row as the best ASDA chapter publication in the nation! Our Newsletter Committee strives to ever improve its publication by mixing insightful articles and valuable advice with superior design and breathtaking photography
Our new mobile application was designed as a means of sharing our news, media, and resources with our members. In addition, it contains valuable tools such as a course planner, a preclinical lab guide, and submission forms for contests like our Golden Handpiece Project. Check it out on the Apple or Google app stores!