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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.

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Teen Oral Health | Webster Middle School

Teen Oral Health | Webster Middle School

April 17th, 2014

Announcement | Teen Oral Health

The Teen Oral Health Committee visited Webster Middle School to give a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of oral hygiene. In an auditorium full of energetic and lively students, the dental school volunteers were able to captivate their attention by encouraging participation and asking questions. To keep things interesting, presenters asked questions and gave quizzes to actively engage the teenagers, who were eager to learn and win free dental prizes.

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ASDA Social | Basketball Tournament 2014

ASDA Social | Basketball Tournament 2014

April 12th, 2014

Announcement | Social Outreach

ASDA So-Cal Basketball tournament, hosted by UCLA ASDA

This year's 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on May 4th, 2014 at UCLA's John Wooden Center. Food, t-shirts, and water will be provided to all participants.

You can register your team by sending Sanjay Merchant a facebook message, email at andjusticeforall1213@gmail.com, or a text at 909-957-8267. You can have a maximum of 5 players, but 4 players is ideal so everyone can get enough playing time. All you need to do is provide me with a team name and your list of players. Click for more info!

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Leadership Development | Meyer-Briggs Assessment

Leadership Development | Meyer-Briggs Assessment

February 4th, 2014

Committee | Leadership Development

Today, Precious Robinson, Counseling Manager of the UCLA Graduate Student Services at the UCLA Career Center, lead a highly interactive Meyer Briggs self assessment workshop with the UCLA ASDA Chairs. The MBTI is based on 4 dichotomies: extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving. Some objectives for taking the exam were to: increase self-awareness and confirm self-perception, discover normal differences in people, and appreciate and learn to capitalize on our own strengths and those of others. The types we receive are innate, influenced, observed, not type-casted, and are a preference—not a skill. The group participated in several exercises that allowed us to self-report our types before receiving the types that were designated to us by our indicators. Understanding one's personality traits is a definite way for our ASDA leaders to be able to utilize their strengths towards their own professional growth and development. General Characteristics: E: energized by the external world, I: energized by the internal world, S: working with specifics and facts, N: see possibilities and patterns, T: decide using impersonal analysis and logic, F: decide using personal values or beliefs, J: prefer a planned, orderly life, P: prefer a flexible spontaneous life. Which categories do you mostly associate with? To learn more regarding the Myers-Briggs Assessment, please visit www.cpp.com.

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Ethics Committee & SPEA | The Code Of Silence

Ethics Committee & SPEA | The Code Of Silence

February 3rd, 2014

Committee | Ethics

In a joint lunch lecture organized by the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) and the UCLA ASDA Ethics Committee, the school welcomed police officer Bill Baker who came to discuss ethics and professional conduct. He began by comparing the commonalities between law enforcement and malpractice. As future practitioners, we will encounter situations in which we may need to report a colleague who is engaging in “dental misadventures.” Our decision to keep knowledge of these activities to ourselves is what is referred to as the Code of Silence. Most dentists are discouraged from doing anything for several reasons: discomfort with confrontation, fear of legislation, and reluctance to put another dentist’s reputation on the line. As future practitioners we will certainly encounter similar instances, and we must know what our options are for responding properly in order to protect our profession, our patients, and ourselves. To overcome this Code of Silence we must maintain high standards of moral and ethical behavior now as student dentists and into our future careers as fully credentialed professionals. Please view the ASDA Code of Ethics http://www.uclaasda.org/asda-code-of-ethics/ for a more expansive overview of Dental Student conduct and click "Read More" to view the entire event summary.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
18
Fri
12:00 pm Lunch and Learn: Treating Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lunch and Learn: Treating Patien…
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Lunch and Learn: Treating Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder Hosted by: ASDA Special Needs and Access to Care Committee WHEN: Friday, April 18th TIME: [...]
12:00 pm Special Needs: “Treating Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder” @ 13-041
Special Needs: “Treating Patient… @ 13-041
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please come join us in celebrating Autism Awareness Month by coming to a stimulating lecture on treating patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder given by pediatric [...]
Apr
25
Fri
9:00 pm Explorer Research Journal Application Due
Explorer Research Journal Applic…
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The School of Dentistry’s research journal, The Explorer, is looking for motivated and thoughtful students to join its staff for the upcoming edition. As one [...]
Apr
26
Sat
all-day Relay for Life: Oral Cancer Booth
Relay for Life: Oral Cancer Booth
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Relay for Life is a fundraising event by the American Cancer Society that occurs in many cities throughout the world. This year the ASDA Oral [...]
8:30 am ASDA Golf Tournament
ASDA Golf Tournament
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Time: 8:30 am Check-in, 10:00 am Shotgun Start Location: Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort – Eisenhower “Ike” Course Address: One Industry Hills [...]
8:30 am ASDA Golf Tournament!
ASDA Golf Tournament!
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Each year the UCLA Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) hosts a Golf Tournament aimed at uniting current UCLA students, staff, faculty, and [...]

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