Joining ASDA as a dental student is a great way to get access to information that you may not receive in the classroom. As a Predoctoral ASDA member, you are given the opportunity to network with dentists around the community and dental students from other ASDA chapters. ASDA is a great way to develop leadership skills while staying informed about the critical issues affecting you as a dental student and a future dental professional. Becoming involved in your local ASDA chapter is a great way to start developing leadership skills, all while learning how to make a smooth transition from dental student to a dental professional!


Members are provided with:

  • A free subscription to ASDA’s publications that provide information about things such as advocacy, licensure, relevant legislation and debt management 

  • ADA Student Membership

  • FREE disability insurance and life insurance while you are in school   


Annual Events:

  • bRush Week - A welcome week to the incoming D1’s, where multiple social events throughout the week allow the new students to get to know each other. It has also become a great way to network with current ASDA leaders while learning how to become involved in ASDA either as a member, a leader, or both!

  • Fall Fest - ASDA's fall festival featuring pumpkin spice, family-friendly activities, and a baking contest; in partnership with Psi Omega fraternity

  • Vendor Fair 

  • Red, White & Brew

  • MandiBall - ASDA’s winter formal, where students, faculty and significant others celebrate the end of the fall semester by getting all dressed up for a night full of dancing and fun. Our ASDA chapter hires a DJ and a photographer to make sure to get all the goofy pictures of you and your classmates in the photo booth!

  • Predental Day

  • Prophy Cup Golf Tournament - Every Spring, ASDA puts on a 4-man scramble golf tournament, where students and faculty get together for a nice relaxing day away from school. Whether you sign up as a player or just a golf cart ride-along, this event is a fun way to get out of the classroom and enjoy the Memphis weather!

  • Skit Night - This has become a very popular social event, where each class writes and performs skits about their dental school experiences, followed by a few skits performed by our faculty. Skit night usually involves some light-hearted jokes, free refreshments and lots of laughs!

  • Crawfish Boil - come eat all the crustaceans you want; in partnership with Xi Psi Phi fraternity 

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