Join us for Predental day     







Calling All Predental Students! You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual UTHSC ASDA Predental Day 2019! This day is meant to be an informative event for Predentals to gain knowledge about being an ASDA predental member, this wonderful profession, what dental school entails, and how to be a well rounded Predental! 

What's going on at UTHSC ASDA Predental Day this year?

  • Here is why you should join the best profession in the country from one of our favorite professors

  • UTHSC College of Dentistry Admissions information from our Dean of Admissions, Dr. Covington!

  • Learn how to suture!

  • Drill and Fill lab

  • Get a professional headshot for your application

  • Speed interview

  • Loan advice

  • The Best of Memphis' eats through the day

  • Raffles


Predental 2019 Evening Social Networking Event at Crosstown Brewery 5-7 PM

Come out and enjoy one of Memphis’ local craft breweries included in your registration fee and network with UTHSC Dental professors and students! This is a very well attended event by our school so don’t miss out!

  • Family Friendly

  • Dog Friendly

  • Drinks included with registration (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

  • Dinner at one of Memphis' best local food trucks included in registration fee

  • Live music

  • Dental Students and Faculty


Hotel Accommodations      

Spring Hill Suites Memphis Downtown                                                                                                    

85 Court Ave Memphis TN 38103                                                                                                      

901 522 2100 


If you require hotel accommodations-discounted rooms will be available at Springhill Suites for $121 per night from April 23- April 30th.If you would like to split a room between you and your Predental friends please feel free to work that out amongst yourselves. We are notresponsible for room assignments. Keep in mind that the cost of the hotel room is independent of your registration cost for UTHSC Predental Day. The deadline for signing up for a hotel room is March 22, 2019. Please book this quickly if you are interested as spots may fill up! Book your hotel room here:




For Additional Questions and check payments contact                                                     

Taruna Purihella                                                                                                                         

UTHSC ASDA Predental Chair                                                                                                       

Phone: 703-888-6519                                                                                                                              

Email the Predental Committee at:      


ASDA is committed to providing predental students with many opportunities to explore UTHSC. We encourage predental students to associate with our current members to answer any questions they have regarding acceptance to dental school or life as a dental student. We motivate predental students to get involved in the field of organized dentistry and show their commitment to learning about the field of dentistry prior to applying to schools. Predental ASDA members have exposure to topics dental students face and what the field of dentistry is like for new graduates. This also includes participating in community service events relating to dentistry. We are committed to providing predentals with information on the process of applying to dental school and maintaining transparency about what the school has to offer.


Predental Day:

UTHSC ASDA’s largest annual event for predentals! This year, Predental Day was held on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Please check back for future announcements about Predental Day 2019. This day includes informational sessions with dental students and faculty. Predental students also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the simulation lab by drilling and filling typodont teeth.  They are also introduced to morphology through tooth identification and waxing exercises.


This is UTHSC ASDA’s premier publication for predental students. One issue is published semesterly and includes topics on applying to dental school, guides to Memphis, tips from current dental students and trending topics in the dental field. Add your email to the mailing list “here” to receive each issue of the PIT&FISSURE.


Why join ASDA as a predental? 

  1. You will receive a copy of The Guide to Getting Into Dental School ($30 value). This book is a great resource including tips for applying to dental school, the DAT, interviewing and a ton of information on different schools and their requirements!

  2. You’ll also get a discount at UTHSC’s Predental Day! Predental Day was a great opportunity for students thinking about applying to dental school to get some face time with the admissions committee, hang out with current dental students to ask any questions you have and even get to cut some teeth and fill them in the lab!

  3. You’re also eligible for discounts at many DAT prep sites like Memorang, Crack the DAT and Chad's Videos.

  4. You’ll get added to ASDA’s monthly e-newsletter, The Polished Predental.

  5. Being an active member in ASDA’s Predental chapter will stand out on your dental school application, increasing your chance of getting in!

  6. Most importantly, you’re invited to ASDA events like District meetings where you get to interact with other predentals, dental students, and dental professionals! This is a great first step to getting your feet wet in this career path and looks great on an application.



  1. Pit and Fissure sign up





Updates soon to follow with itinerary and details


If you have not heard back from us regarding registration - that is GOOD NEWS! We will contact you if there are any issues with your registration! 


If you have not paid, please do so via venmo: @ UTHSC-ASDA

  • UTHSC ASDA Members: $100

  • Non-members: $120

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