Meet the Schools of D9
Meet the Schools of D9
At Colorado, all of our students experience the benefits of being ASDA members thanks to our wonderful sponsors including The Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the Trust, and the Colorado Prosthodontics Society.Colorado ASDA strives to add value to our students’ dental school journey by hosting events and programming that reflect our chapter’s three pillars—wellness, unity, and excellence.
Through our chapter, students are learning about the legislative issues that affect them at our Advocacy Lunch and Learns, gathering business management knowledge at our Professional Development events, or educating children in the community about proper oral hygiene. To help escape from the stresses of dental school students can enjoy the talents of their fellow classmates at our annual ‘Shimstock’ talent show, compete in our massive dodgeball tournaments, or better their mind and body wellness through our yoga sessions.
Whether you are interested in pre-dental outreach, community service, networking, leadership development, health and wellness, or connecting with students at national conferences, our chapter can integrate you into the world of organized dentistry so you can make a difference.
Thank you for your interest in Colorado ASDA! Let’s work together to represent our fellow dental students, defend our rights, and propel our profession forward.
President - Jillian Stacey
Vice-President - Tyler Chancellor
President-Elect - Aaron Buban
Vice-President-Elect - Ty Weisenburger
Immediate Past President - Austin Tyler
ISP 1 Representative - Zharkynai Satylganova
ISP 2 Representative - Andrew Choi
Treasurer - Skyler Christensen
Secretary - Becca Ryan
Historian - Danping Yi
Furcation Lead - Ty Weisenburger
Membership Chair - Will Carter
Faculty Relations Chair - Natalie Newton
Group Function Chair - Caroline Hinds
Anterior Guidance Chair - Alfred Li
Furcation Lead - Skyler Christensen
Treasurer Associate Chair - Isabelle Rusden
Fundraising Chair - Sarah Stamps
Fundraising Associate Chair - Shannon Galegher
Sponsor Relations Chair - Emilee Chilvers
Lunch and Learn Coodrinator - Justine Gullia
Furcation Lead - Danping Yi
Multimedia/Marketing Chair - Yanyan Leong
Social Media Chair - Samidha Patel
Webmaster - Robert Bailey
App Technician - Rasika Kolte
Professional Development Furcation
Furcation Lead - Andrew Choi
Professional Development Chair - Keith Rockwood
Professional Development Associate Chair - Jeremy Chen
Furcation Lead - Tyler Chancellor
Pre-Dental Chair - Elana Costanza
Pre-Dental Associate Chair - Jacob Adams
Furcation Lead - Aaron Buban
Videographer - Eric Feichtinger
Editor-in-Chief - Sansriti Narain
Electronic Editor - Catherine Petty
Furcation Lead - Becca Ryan and Zharkynai Satylganova
Events ChairAmanda Ta
Events Associate Chair - Jakob Holtzmann
Health and Wellness Chair - Sierra Rose
Community Outreach Chair - Conni Kim
Community Outreach Associate Chair - Laur
Howdy from Houston y’all!! Here at Houston ASDA, we strive to connect our members with current events in the dental profession and encourage lifetime involvement in organized dentistry. Our ASDA chapter is dedicated to service outreach in our community and providing opportunities for all members to be actively involved in our chapter. We strive to keep our members engaged by providing unique events like ASDA Week, Lunch & Learns, Brews Chews & Dental News happy hours, and networking opportunities like Casino Night with our local dental societies just to name a few! Our chapter has created an Advocacy Academy featuring current events such as Addressing Access to Care with Solutions, participating in the ADPAC Drive, and Lobby Day in Washington DC. We invite pre-dental members to get involved offering Interview Day, Explore UTSD, Lab-Mixers and a pre-dental liaison position within our chapter. We are excited to have several of our chapter members representing on the national level and were awarded Ideal ASDA Chapter and Best Website in 2017!
Hello from San Antonio! We have a great chapter here down in south Texas and are hoping for another great year in 2017-2018! Our chapter has a unique situation because our DS1-DS2 students are at a different building from our DS3/DS4 clinic. Our ASDA events are intended to try and bring the upper and lower classmen together to bring a sense of comradery to our dental school. We hold a chapter event in the early Fall called Dr. Dodgeball, named after our Dean – Dr. Dodge, that brings everyone in the school together. Each person is assigned a clinic group at the start of their DS1 year and that is how the teams are divided. It’s a great day of spirit, competition and introductions of upper and lower classmen. ASDA is not only trying to bridge the gap between upper and lower classmen, but also bridge the gap between ASDA and TDA. Last year, we were able to host TDA at our campus and have “Advocacy Week,” where main players in advocacy at the state capital came in and spoke about their jobs and how they fight for our profession every day. Mostly, in our San Antonio ASDA chapter, we are trying to make the connection with our members that ASDA is not just about free lunch; it is about being a part of something bigger than yourself and getting involved in organized dentistry to make a positive change for the future.
Pre-dental DAT Jeopardy night
Mock Interview Day
Haven for Hope Halloween Carnival
DentFest (Vendor Fair)
PDS Business Boot Camp
Haven for Hope Easter Egg Hunt
President: Jonathan Abay
Immediate Past President: Taylor Cook
President Elect: Timothy Nguyen
Social Media/Webmaster Chair: Aamna Zaidi
Financial Coordinator: Robert Brock
Pre-Dental Coordinator: Amanda Le
Wellness Coordinator: Richard Wallach
Social Media/Webmaster Coordinator: Allison Windisch
Legislative Coordinator: Rohail Rahman
Philanthropy Coordinator: Luke Seiler
Newsletter Coordinator: Aaron Ramon
Events Coordinator: Taylor Nguyen
Fundraising Coordinator: Gracen McGuckin
Membership Coordinator: Joel Elizondo
Luncheon Coordinator: Romali Kamat
Events Chair: Gina Khong
Philanthropy Chair: Jared Ricks
Pre-Dental Chair: Vincent Vo
Financial Chair: Priscilla Barajas
Vendor Fair Chair: Angela Huygh
Vendor Fair Chair: Kelsey Reyes
Membership Chair: Priya Patel
Legislative Chair: Sami Sackos
Wellness Chair: Drew Daniel
Fundraising Chair: Elizabeth Castleberry
DS1 Representative: Fabian Mendoza
DS1 Representative: Stephanie Tran
Our mission is to inspire and further develop leadership by increasing involvement with local, state, and national leaders in the dental community. We actively engage our pre-doctoral and pre-dental members, faculty and staff by organizing valuable programming, such as Lunch and Learns, Vendor Fairs, Pre-Dental Simulation Courses, and networking events.
Many schools across the country “auto-enroll” their students to be a part of their local chapters, but Oklahoma ASDA membership is based on recruitment. We are incredibly proud to have been awarded the Gold Crown Award for the Highest Overall Market Share at a Recruited Chapter consecutively for the past 4 years. This means 100% of our students choose to be a part of this incredible organization.
Together with the respective chapters at Colorado, Texas A&M, Houston, and San Antonio, we work hard to serve you and meet your needs throughout your dental school career. I encourage you to take some time to explore what ASDA District 9 can do for you.
President: Brittany Hand
Vice President: Uzma Hajiyani
President-Elect and Pre-Dental Chair: Edith Quiñonez
VP-Elect: Caytlin Nichols
Secretary: Jacy Glover
Treasurer: Dylan Droege
Historian: Ashley Long
Vendor Coordinators: Cheryl Fleming and Kate Littlefield
Legislative Liaison: Gabe Duffy
Publications Editor: Berlian Jeffery
Member Coordinator: Tendai Dandajena
Gold Crown Committee: Kaylee Speer and Elizabeth Silver
ASPID Representative: Mandeep Buttar
Miles for Smiles Chair: Cheryl Fleming
Pre-Dental Simulation Course (Fall and Spring)
Open Wide Golf Tournament
Vendor Fair (Fall and Spring)
Howdy everyone! Texas A&M College of Dentistry (formerly known as Baylor College of Dentistry) prides itself in automatically enrolling every DDS student into ASDA (yes, #asdafever is a serious condition that affects many students at our institution!) As this gives our students many opportunities to be involved with ASDA, we are constantly implementing new ways for individual students to have more responsibilities and leadership positions.
For the upcoming year, we have made huge strides in restructuring the entire chapter and establishing a more stable legacy of leadership. We have restructured our officers and committee positions, published our new monthly ASDA newsletter “The Finish Line”, launched a new website for a cleaner design with blogging capabilities, created a TAMCOD ASDA mobile application (available on iOS and android!), and increased our presence on campus through new and improved events, outreach, and social media campaigns.
President: Lana Khazma
Vice President: Annie Shedlosky
Secretary: Brenda Acosta
Treasurer: Nihal Chowdhury
Community Service: Walter Nwaokolo
Public Relations: Michelle Kwan
Legislative Liaison: Shilpa Kudva
Events Chair: Sarah Sauer
Communications Chair: Debbie Yeh
Wellness Chair: Tania Ramezani
Editor in Chief: Will RUdnicki
Editor: Ashly Okoli
Graphics Designer: Sandya Athigaman
Editor: Seun Allen-Taylor
‘Brush Week’: a week of competing between the 4 dental classes.
Monday: Best Dental School Selfie
Tuesday: Lunch And Learn (whichever class has most attend wins that day)
Wednesday: Amalgames – different classes compete in sports activities like intramural
Thursday: Best Dental Struggle Meme
Friday: Volleyball competition at Sandbar
The class with the most participation, wins the entire week and gets $1000 towards their class fund!
‘Legislative KickOff’: different school organizations present a political topic pertaining to dentistry/dental students and if students stop by all the booths to hear their presentations, they can enter a raffle and win a prize.
‘Spotlight of the Month’ – every month we ‘spotlight’ a student or faculty member and interview them, and post it to our social media pages
Vendor Fair: we have 2 vendor fairs a year for students to attend and get information regarding loupes and lights, learn about insurance, finance, realty, and dental services. They can also enter to win a raffle.
‘Engage Competition’: our way of directly voicing our opinions to our representatives. Basically a competition between the classes to see which class had the most students write to their representatives regarding H.R. 1614, the Student Loan Refinancing Act.