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We hope you've all had a wonderful thanksgiving and are looking forward to a nice, long, well-deserved christmas break! To help brighten your day, we come bearing some gifts for the conclusion of our second Golden Handpiece Awards.

Our D1 recipient was hard to choose since there were multiple solid contenders, but we decided on JOSEPH MULLEN'S wax up of an upper molar. His occlusal grooves and ridges are detailed, rugged, and realistic. For our D2 recipient, we selected ANTHONY LE'S prep of a natural human lower molar. Like a textbook example from the lecture slides, his prep is conservative, refined, and smooth-flowing. One of our little christmas elves will be seeking both of you out in person sometime this week to deliver your gifts!

Last of all, as we conclude the quarter, we'd like to give one last, big thanks to everyone who's submitted entries or sent in suggestions; your participation and dedication mean a great deal to us. Good luck on your finals and have a safe, restful, and relaxing christmas break!
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We hope youve all had a wonderful thanksgiving and are looking forward to a nice, long, well-deserved christmas break! To help brighten your day, we come bearing some gifts for the conclusion of our second Golden Handpiece Awards.

Our D1 recipient was hard to choose since there were multiple solid contenders, but we decided on JOSEPH MULLENS wax up of an upper molar. His occlusal grooves and ridges are detailed, rugged, and realistic. For our D2 recipient, we selected ANTHONY LES prep of a natural human lower molar. Like a textbook example from the lecture slides, his prep is conservative, refined, and smooth-flowing. One of our little christmas elves will be seeking both of you out in person sometime this week to deliver your gifts!

Last of all, as we conclude the quarter, wed like to give one last, big thanks to everyone whos submitted entries or sent in suggestions; your participation and dedication mean a great deal to us. Good luck on your finals and have a safe, restful, and relaxing christmas break!

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UCLA ASDACongratulations Joseph Mullen and Anthony Le! <3

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UCLA ASDA added 80 new photos to the album: ASDA Business Symposium 2016 — with California Dental Association (CDA) and 4 others at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon.

We hope everyone found the symposium invaluable. Thank you for attending and see you next time! Please feel free to tag.
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We hope everyone found the symposium invaluable. Thank you for attending and see you next time! Please feel free to tag.

UCLA ASDA with Layla Fijany and 11 others at Napa Valley Grille.

We're proud to team up with UCLA AAWD tonight to host a special dinner with guests of honor Dr. Carol Summerhays and Dr. Karin Irani. Thank you both for sharing your stories and empowering the next generation of women dentists! #aawd #uclaasda #cdaproud
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Were proud to team up with UCLA AAWD tonight to host a special dinner with guests of honor Dr. Carol Summerhays and Dr. Karin Irani. Thank you both for sharing your stories and empowering the next generation of women dentists! #aawd #uclaasda #cdaproud

UCLA ASDA was live.

Our last event of the Business Symposium features a panel of practicing dentists: Dr. Marc Hayashi, Dr. Mike Jin, Dr Will Traynor, and Dr. Carol Summerhays. Join us as they give insights into life after dental school!
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UCLA ASDA was live.

Come take a look at what the ADA immediate past president Carol Summerhays has to say about the current issues in dentistry!
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UCLA ASDA was live.

Join us with Patrick Nelle to get a snippet of the in and outs of Dental Malpractice Insurance!
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UCLA ASDA was live.

Learning about debt management at the Annual Business Symposium with Timothy McNeely!
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UCLA ASDA was live.

Learning how to build the BEST team at the first annual Business Symposium!
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The Great American Smokeout is TODAY! Let today be the first day to the start of a smoke-free life for you and your family!

Q: Why is smoking cessation important to you?

A: My dad used to smoke a pack a day. My mom kept telling him to quit because she wanted him to see his children grow up, get married, and have their own lives. It was then I realized that one person smoking in the family can drastically affect the family's happiness.

-- Richard Song (UCLA School of Dentistry '19)

#BruinSmokeout #StartToday
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The Great American Smokeout is TODAY! Let today be the first day to the start of a smoke-free life for you and your family!

Q: Why is smoking cessation important to you?

A: My dad used to smoke a pack a day. My mom kept telling him to quit because she wanted him to see his children grow up, get married, and have their own lives. It was then I realized that one person smoking in the family can drastically affect the familys happiness.

-- Richard Song (UCLA School of Dentistry 19)

#BruinSmokeout #StartToday

Event Highlights

 

Each of UCLA ASDA’s 20 committees hosts several exciting events each quarter! From the Morale Committee, which strives to enhance our academic experience with delicious treats, gift exchanges, and Christmas parties to the Pre-Dental Outreach Committee, which hosts waxing workshops, mock interviews, and big sib little sib get-togethers, you can always be sure there will be some event planned or in progress at all times! With such a large member base and sufficient funding from our sponsors, we have the resources to put together active, purposeful, impactful, even inspirational events. Thus, regardless of where your interests lie, you should have no problem finding a committee of like-minded individuals with whom to make your mark as a contributing member of UCLA ASDA.

Want to learn more about us or access event calendars, course schedules, news, media, and an illustrated lab guide? Download our mobile application!


National Award Winning Publications

 

UCLA ASDA’s primary quarterly publication, The Diastema, has won the ASDA Golden Crown Award not once, not twice, but three times, in a row, as the highest rated ASDA chapter publication in the nation! Our Newsletter Committee strives to ever improve its award winning publication by mixing insightful articles and valuable advice with superior design and breathtaking photography. Each of us, from our writers and editors to our designers and photographers, works hard each quarter to put together nothing short of an exceptional publication. Without a doubt, thus, The Diastema ranks as one of UCLA ASDA’s most crowning of achievements.

In addition, we continue to push the limits of our Pre-Dental Committee through the creation of our pre-dental newsletter, The Leeway Space. The goal of this new biannual publication is to give a voice to pre-dental students, connect them with one another, and allow them to contribute to their future profession. This publication also serves as a method of enhancing communication between dental and pre-dental students, not just at UCLA, but also the nation across. It helps get the name UCLA ASDA out there, and has allowed us to extend our reach well beyond the hills of Westwood.

UCLA ASDA: Join Us

 

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. When you join ASDA, you’re given a voice, in both your education and profession, and a chance to be part of a strong network of future dentists. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop the leadership skills that will benefit you throughout your life.

 

Our chapter, UCLA ASDA, comprises 20 committees, each one led by elected committee chairs. Their combined efforts and talents, together with the leadership of the cabinet, make up the core of UCLA ASDA. Student body participation and member involvement reached its peak in 2014, with 100% of ASDA members attending at least two UCLA ASDA sponsored events. UCLA ASDA is proud to announce 95% school-wide membership in 2015-2016. If you are not yet an ASDA member, please contact one of our cabinet members or visit the links provided across this site for more information.