November 4, 2019
More than 150 student representatives from the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) District 11 gathered at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco during the Annual Meeting held October 12-13. ASDA’s District 11 encompasses all California dental schools, including programs at Loma Linda University, Dugoni School of Dentistry, UCLA, UCSF, USC and Western University.
Students, faculty and notable visitors attended activities that included guest lectures, tours and a vendor fair. Speakers focused on topics such as ethics and malpractice in dentistry, licensure, practice management and confliction resolution. Dean Emeritus Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni was the inspiring keynote speaker during Saturday’s program. Students were also able to network during social gatherings such as yoga, painting, bowling, and a boat cruise around the San Francisco Bay.
In addition to current dental students, more than 25 pre-dental students were also invited to the conference to learn more about the process of applying to programs and becoming a dental student.
Letitia Edwards, DDS Class of 2020 and this year’s ASDA District 11 trustee, spearheaded the event’s coordination along with other ASDA student leaders.
"The ASDA District 11 Conference is a great opportunity for students from all six California dental schools to come together and engage in organized dentistry,” said Letitia. “One of my favorite parts was being able to see old friends and make new ones.”
Learn more about ASDA and its programs and resources for pre-dental and dental students on the organization’s web site.