Welcome to Colorado ASDA!
Welcome to the website of the Colorado chapter of the American Student Dental Association. ASDA is the largest dental student group in the nation, with over 20,000 members that make up 90% of dental students. ASDA works to protect and advance the rights, interests and welfare of dental students across the country, and Colorado ASDA is the chapter at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. We’re here to make your time in dental school the best chapter of your life.
I’ve been elected to serve as your president, and I work with our Immediate Past President Becky Bye ’18, Vice President Ryan Mickle ’19, President-Elect Austin Tyler ’20, Vice President Elect Lynn Doan ’20, ISP 2 Representative Olga Hamilton ’17, and ISP 1 Representative Ayza, as part of the Colorado ASDA executive committee. Together, we do our best to serve you and meet your needs throughout the school year.
Nationally, ASDA hosts events like Annual Session, National Leadership Conference, and National Lobby Day to help develop the future leaders of our profession. Here at Colorado ASDA, we work to advance those same goals at the state and local level. But we’re also working to build a strong, vibrant community at our dental school.
Colorado ASDA’s mission has four pillars: Advocacy, Service, Dentistry and Activities. You can catch Colorado ASDA members advocating for student issues at State Lobby Day, performing community outreach at the Colorado Mission of Mercy, learning how to manage their future dental practices at our Lunch & Learns, or competing in our annual “dentathlon,” the Amalgames.
We’re lucky, because our national and local dues are paid by generous organizations including the Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, The Trust, and the Colorado Prosthodontics Society. This means every dental student at Colorado is automatically a member of Colorado ASDA—for free.
Whether you’re interested in service, leadership development, pre-dental outreach, networking, or connecting with other students at national meetings, our chapter offers something for just about everyone. I’d encourage you to take some time to explore what Colorado ASDA can do for you.
Thanks for visiting our website. Let’s work together for a better school experience today and a brighter dental practice tomorrow.
-Danny Adler ’19