Welcome to Colorado ASDA!
We are the Colorado chapter of the American Student Dental Association. ASDA protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of dental students and is the largest student-run group in the nation. Over 23,000 student members from each of the 66 dental schools as well as over 2,000 pre-dental members are represented and advocated for. At Colorado, all of our students experience the benefits of being ASDA members thanks to our wonderful sponsors including The Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the Trust, and the Colorado Prosthodontics Society.
Colorado ASDA strives to add value to our students’ dental school journey by hosting events and programming that reflect our chapter’s three pillars—wellness, unity, and excellence. Through our chapter, students are learning about the legislative issues that affect them at our Advocacy Lunch and Learns, gathering business management knowledge at our Professional Development events, or educating children in the community about proper oral hygiene. To help escape from the stresses of dental school students can enjoy the talents of their fellow classmates at our annual ‘Shimstock’ talent show, compete in our massive dodgeball tournaments, or better their mind and body wellness through our yoga sessions.
I hope that all of you will get involved in our chapter and make an impact on our profession. Organizations like the American Dental Association and ASDA allow us to stand up for our fellow students and dentists in a way that directly affects our future. Whether you are interested in pre-dental outreach, community service, networking, leadership development, health and wellness, or connecting with students at national conferences, our chapter can integrate you into the world of organized dentistry so you can make a difference.
Thank you for your interest in Colorado ASDA! Let’s work together to represent our fellow dental students, defend our rights, and propel our profession forward.
Jillian Stacey ’21