national asda

The American Student Dental Association was founded over 45 years ago by dental students.  It serves to connect students both locally and nationally providing them with opportunities to be betters leaders and professionals.


ASDA is governed by its Board of Trustees which is made up of: 

  • The National Presidents

  • 2 National Vice Presidents

  • 11 District Trustees

  • Immediate Past President (non-voting member)

  • Speaker of the House (non-voting member)

  • Editor In Chief (non-voting member)


All 66 chapters throughout the US and Puerto Rico come together three times a year:

  • The National Leadership Conference is held in late fall serving to connect general members, chapter leaders and potential national leaders and providing three days worth of leadership and personal development.  Read why you should attend here!

  • Annual Session 2019 will be held in Pittsburgh, PA.  During this meeting, ASDA's House of Delegates meets, debates topics and votes in public sessions to determine policy.  Each district holds individual caucuses to elect the new district trustee.  In addition, there are a multitude of break-out sessions on topics ranging from new technologies to how to effectively run a your future practice.  Information will be updated here as it becomes available.  Read about last year's annual session here!

  • Read about Lobby Day paired with the ADA here.

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