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November 30, 2016

THE PDL Periodic | Dental School | Low-Down

Semester in Review ✦

Loupe & Vendor Fair

Fever Week

Clothing Sale

Trivia Night

Soccer Tournament

Lunch & Learns

Upcoming Events • Annual Session(Feb.22-25th) ✦

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• ASDA Ball (Mar.25th)

In this issue: - Advisor Address pg.1 - ASDA White Paper on Licensure Reform pg.2 - National Leadership Conference pg.2

Advisor Address Thank you for reading my contribution to this issue of ASDA’s newsletter! When Dean Ryder asked if I would be interested in taking on the role of ASDA faculty advisor over a year ago, I had no idea I would be signing on to be a part of one of the most inclusive, influential, and engaging student groups on campus.   As a faculty member, it is both exciting and motivating to constantly meet and collaborate with creative, driven, and passionate student leaders who have the best interest of their student body at all times. Working with Katie, Nate, and Amber, along with all the other members of the e-board has been an inspiring experience, as it is just amazing how much they do! From the loupes fair, to lunch and learns,

- ASDA in the Community pg. 3 - Spread the Fever! pg.3 - Laughing Gas pg.4 The PDL, Fall Ed.

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November 30, 2016 vendor fairs to interdisciplinary collaborations, volunteering to scholarship events, there is never a dull moment with these guys. I may be biased, but UNE ASDA is a phenomenal group to be a part of and I am incredibly proud of their achievements! Thank you for your participation and ongoing support for UNE ASDA. We hope you’ll continue to stay involved and connected with us, because there would not be an ASDA without you! -Dr. Michelle Tsao, DMD

ASDA Publishes White Paper on the Use of Human Subjects in Clinical Licensure Exams “The use of human subjects in clinical dental licensing examinations began in the early 1900’s; and the debate over the validity, reliability and ethical nature of this practice has been widespread within dentistry for more than half a century. Despite the dialogue, thousands of Americans are still being used each year as test subjects in these exams. Alternatives exist…” I encourage you all to take the time to follow the link below and educate yourselves to become advocates for your profession. Source: http://asdanet.org/ uploadedFiles/The_Issues/ Licensure-White-Paper-10-31-16.pdf

National Leadership Conference “Attending NLC was amazing! I had the opportunity to network with students from different universities. My favorite part about the conference was having the ability to attend any breakout session I wanted, my favorite track was the CareerPlanning track, where I got to learn more about licensure and debt management. The Leadership and Wellness track sessions taught me how to manage my stress and how to make the right connections in the dental field. The dental expo was a great way to network with different companies! Finally, I had the opportunity to represent my national ASDA position at the Meet and Great for National Leaders, which really showed me how many people are interested at the national level and allowed me to express to them how to get involved.”  - Priya Katwala, ‘18 “I had a great time at the ASDA National Leadership Conference. I got to meet people from dental schools across the country and learn about them, their dental schools, and their ASDA chapters. My favorite part of the conference was attending the breakout sessions; my favorite topics were career planning and health & wellness. I learned some stress management techniques, networking skills, and some tips on applying to residency programs. The dental expo was also a good time - who doesn't like free stuff! I really enjoyed going to the NLC and am looking forward to getting more involved in ASDA.” - Maeve Daly, ‘18


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ASDA in the Community Last month, the ASDA Service Committee, along with the Hispanic Student Dental Association, organized UNE CDM’s First Annual Community Soccer Tournament. We had a great turnout for the tournament, with teams from both within UNE and from the community. The tournament itself went really well, with a community team from Dick’s Sporting Goods winning the event. It was great to see so many people having fun on a Saturday morning – and it was a great opportunity to hang out with students from the other health profession schools on campus. We had an amazing turnout for volunteers, which made the tournament go by smoothly with no major problems. We were also very excited to have the PB& Me food truck at the tournament, feeding all the bystanders super delicious sandwiches and snacks. Overall, it seemed like everyone had a ton of fun and we were super lucky to have great weather for the tournament. Next year we hope to be able to expand the size of the tournament and have even more community involvement – and we’re looking forward to doing so!

-Aparna Bhat, ‘19

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Spread the Fever! It’s hard to believe that the semester is already coming to an end! The ASDA Social Committee has been busy this year planning and perfecting events that our members will be excited to attend. Our biggest event so far has been ASDA Fever Week which included a host of events including Donuts and Coffee, Trivia Night, and a Scavenger Hunt through Old Port, just to name a few. This year during Fever Week we hosted our first ever Member Mixer on campus that allowed students from all years to mingle and ask questions about New England ASDA. We hope to continue having an event like this each year to give students the opportunity to ask questions about ASDA and learn how they can get involved. Following Fever Week, we had the pleasure of hosting our second annual Trivia Night with the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity from the School of Pharmacy. This event continues to grow in popularity and we are excited to continue it in the future! Looking forward into the Spring Semester, we will be holding our Fourth Annual ASDA Ball on Saturday, March 25th. Keep a lookout for announcements on Facebook for Ball Planning Committee meetings if you are interested in helping us plan this event. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions concerning what you would like to see the social committee work on in the future!

-Kailee Williams, ‘19

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Laughing Gas

-Erika Knarr, ‘18 


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