The rains and floods of hurricane Harvey are an unprecedented disaster for the city of Houston, a member of our own District 9. Already at historic flood levels, Houston is expected to continue to receive rainfall over the coming days. Many in the city will be in need of aid in the coming weeks to help cope with the physical and financial consequences of the storm. Houston ASDA is now collecting donations, all of which will go directly to families in need affected by Harvey.
The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.
District 9 is one of eleven regional districts that collectively represent the 66 local chapters within the American Student Dental Association. The membership of District 9 consists of the five dental schools within Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Members from each of these schools make up the District 9 Cabinet, a core leadership group that organizes district-wide events, develops resources and information, and advocates for the individual chapters on the national level. Our goal is to keep each chapter engaged and informed regarding National ASDA policy, resources, and current events. Together, we can grow and strengthen organized dentistry in each of our respective communities.