Did you know that sharks have multiple rows of teeth that are continuously replaced throughout their lifetime? Certain species like the great white shark can have close to 300 teeth in its mouth at any given time! Now that's somefin to think about. #sharkweek
On June 22, the Senate released their version for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. While there are a lot of similarities to the earlier House bill, there are a few key differences. One is that the Senate bill makes deeper cuts to Medicaid funding. Contact your S...
As dental students, we have a lot going on and, as you may have noticed, there is a lot going on in Washington. It can be hard to keep track of pending bills and how they may affect the patients you serve. With the
Diastema - 2017 ASDA Annual Session Watch the newest video from the Diastema's latest issue! "Take a Closer Look" and watch a recap of what happened at the ASDA Annual Session held in Orlando, Florida this past February. Video credit: Anthony Chen ... See MoreSee Less
============ASDA Leader of the Week============= Community Outreach Director: Lidya Jirjis Year: Class of 2018
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "As the Community Outreach Director, I oversee seven departmental community outreach committees to ensure diversity of service events and sufficient committee membership."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is important to me because it gives me the opportunity and the resources to serve and give back to my community while providing a welcoming environment where I'm able to connect with other dental students and be involved with philanthropic events, student teaching and organized dentistry!" ... See MoreSee Less
============ASDA Leader of the Week============= Treasurer: Chloe Meyer Year: Class of 2018
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "I oversee the fundraising committee to bring innovative and fresh ideas for events to increase our funds. I manage the budget and see that we are not over spending."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is important to me because it has showed me how much can get done when so many people work together effectively. ASDA has helped me improve my delegation and management skills which I hope to apply in my career later on." ... See MoreSee Less
=============ASDA Leader of the Week=============== Community Service Chair: Ivana Orlovic Year: Class of 2018
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "The Community Service and Outreach Committee is focused on providing oral hygiene education and prevention for the population. Our team works diligently to organize multiple health fairs each year and collaborates with other committees in order to provide optimal care for our patients."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "The role of community service chair has enriched me by enabling me to give back and to be a part of something bigger outside of our daily academic schedule; to be of service to the my community and to help others locally." ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to all the students who participated in our annual Pre-dental Core Buildup Day and an even bigger round of applause for our volunteers. We all remember our pre-dental days and how difficult it was to find resources for dental school application, so many of us are giving back to the same community that gave us so much. Hope everyone found the experience invaluable! If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our UCLA ASDA Predental Outreach, we are always happy to help! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you everyone for participating in our Annual Golf Tournament this past weekend. We were able to bring in thousands for charity with the help of our generous sponsors and players. We hope everyone had fun and see you all next year!!
============ASDA Leader of the Week============ Historian: Kimi Low Year: Class of 2019
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "As Historian, I have the privilege of photographing ASDA events and sharing them with you! ASDA puts on so many events on a weekly basis that its hard to attend them all, so you can count on our committee to capture what you might miss. Check out our Flickr & Facebook albums to catch all the action!"
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is the easiest way for UCLA dental students to get involved. It gives us a way to pursue our different passions, from advocacy to social media, within the realm of dentistry. I look forward to seeing how our ASDA chapter will continue to grow and break new boundaries over the course of this year." ... See MoreSee Less
Oral Cancer Committee Chair: Imran Ahmed Year: Class of 2019
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "As the Oral Cancer Committee Chair, I'm in charge of promoting awareness about oral cancer, both to dental students and to the community. My wonderful committee members and I aim to continue to invite experts in the field of oral cancer to present content that supplements our general dental education."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is important to me because of the flexibility it offers to generate events with varying purposes. From volunteer events to lectures to meetings, there's no real limit on what can be done. The organization as a whole offers an outlet for collaboration, allowing us to reach our goals more efficiently." ... See MoreSee Less
=============ASDA Leader of the Week============= Visual Media Chair: Nhi Vina Le Year: Class of 2019
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "As Visual Media Chair, I create and publish designs for various digital flyers for ASDA events, T- shirts and other merchandise. To bring these designs to life, I collaborate with other ASDA leaders to ensure flyers are informative as well as visually appealing to viewers. "
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is important to me because it brings dental students together towards a common goal which is to enrich the dental school experience by being involved in the community, bringing important issues in the dental profession to light, and being able to work with other leaders and students in ASDA." ... See MoreSee Less
It’s finally here! Get a chance to engage with faculty outside of the classroom and clinic setting by bidding for events held by our very own faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry! All funds raised will be donated to MEND clinic and other community service endeavors.
This year’s showcase of events include the following:
1. Sunset dinner at the Dean’s oceanside condo 2. A private plane flying experience with Dr. Felsenfeld 3. BBQ with Dr. Tetradis and Dr. Mallya 4. Cooking lessons with Dr. Younai 5. And many many more!
The best part? FREE SNACKS including cookies, donuts, and Jamba Juice will be served! Hope to see you all there! ... See MoreSee Less
===========ASDA Leader of the Week============== Podcasts Chair: Luke Vickers Year: Class of 2018
Q: What is your role in ASDA? "In my committee, our goal is to generate podcasts which highlight various aspects of dentistry and dental school. We have covered everything from interviews with the Dean and Clinic Director to interviews with graduating fourth-year students. In each, we seek to uncover advice or information that will be applicable to the average dental student or dental school applicant."
Q: Why is ASDA important to you? "ASDA is important for me because it provides a common meeting ground for students of various backgrounds who are experiencing similar challenges at different dental schools. This ability to share creates a community which we can turn to throughout our careers for necessary support, advice, and sharing." ... See MoreSee Less
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