Interested in advocacy efforts?

join us at the mid-atlantic advocacy academy
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Sunday November 7th 9am - 4pm


Virtual webinar featuring keynote speakers discussing issues relevant to current dental students regarding the future of our profession.


All attendees will receive a Crest/Oral B Goodie Bag

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What is Advocacy when attached to ASDA?

ASDA launches initiatives that support the benefit of both dental students and the profession of dentistry as a conglomerate.  ASDA advocates to protect and advance the rights, interest, and welfare of dental students.  By acting in both areas, ASDA inherently fights for the patients that current and future dentists serve. 

How do advocacy and legislative priorities affect you?  

These reforms that ASDA advocates, directly impact how dental students and current dental practitioners care for their patients, effectively manage debt, and prepare for licensure examinations.

What exactly is an Advocacy Academy?

An Advocacy Academy is a way to educate the broader membership at your chapter about legislative priorities, the basics of lobbying and the political process in general.

What can you do to enact change in these policies?


  • Stay informed by reading updates on legislative and regulatory activities 

  • Review ASDA’s Engage website to stay up to date on legislative issues facing dental students

  • Take part in Advocacy Month with your local chapter

  • Attend or organize a state lobby day

  • Engage a lawmaker at your chapter

  • Participate in an “Advocacy Academy”