Leader Update
News for the leaders of the American Student Dental Association
December 2013

Bring leadership training to your chapter

Use the presentations and handouts from the National Leadership Conference at an upcoming chapter meeting. You can also share event photos with students and administrators from your school.

Register for ASDA Predental Week by Dec. 31


ASDA chapters and predental clubs can participate in ASDA Predental Week held Feb. 16-22, 2014. The top three ASDA chapters that recruit the most predentals by Feb. 22 will earn cash incentives at the 2014 Annual Session Gold Crown Awards Ceremony ($250, $150 and $100). 


Predental members must select the referring ASDA chapter on the application when applying. Chapter or club leaders should register to participate in Predental Week by Dec. 31. Registered chapters will receive a promotional kit including a poster, buttons and applications. Quantities are limited and are provided first-come, first-served. For details, go to ASDAnet.org/predentalweek.

On-boarding program for December

The on-boarding program was created to provide chapters a checklist of activities to do throughout the first semester. For the month of December, ASDA chapters should send members a survey to get feedback on your activities so far. Chapters should also remind members of their benefits and promote Annual Session (save $25/person when you register by Friday). A sample survey and e-mail templates are available in the on-boarding program guide.

National leadership applications due by Jan. 6

ASDA is seeking members to apply for national leadership roles for the 2014-15 term. A complete listing of positions with duties can be found at ASDAnet.org/leadership. Applications must be received by Jan. 6 (District trustee applications are due Feb. 12). Terms start March 2014.

Chapter grant applications due by Jan. 6

ASDA offers grants to help chapters develop a website, organize a state lobby day event and implement oral health education initiatives. Chapters can earn $500-600 for each grant. Apply by Jan. 6 at ASDAnet.org/grants.

Gold Crown Award applications due by Jan. 31

Gold Crown Award applications for chapter achievements and media are due Jan. 31. Criteria and submission instructions are available online at ASDAnet.org/awards/gc/. Chapters can also find useful tips to use when preparing your applications. Winners will be recognized at the Gold Crown Awards Ceremony held on Feb. 28 during Annual Session.

Membership FAQs

What is my ASDA number and how do I obtain this number?

Every dental student is assigned a number by the ADA after they receive an official enrollment list from your school. This number does not change and is your ADA number throughout your career in dentistry. ASDA and ADA use this number as a unique identifier for each member. This number is included in your record in both ASDA and ADA's systems.


You can login to your account at www.ASDAnet.org and go to Manage Account to find your ASDA/ADA number. You will also receive your membership number and benefits booklet 4-6 weeks after joining ASDA. ADA will mail a membership card after January.  


If you misplace your number, you can contact ASDA at 800-621-8099, ext 2795 or Membership@ASDAnet.org.


When does my membership expire?

ASDA and ADA membership run on a calendar year from Jan. to Dec. Members can join or renew their membership after October for the following year. For example, members that joined in the month of November were active immediately and will have membership until Dec. 31, 2014. If you or your chapter has not renewed yet for 2014, your membership will expire Dec. 31, 2013.


Chapter Handbook
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Jan. 6, 2014
Chapter grant applications due

- Oral Hygiene Awareness
- State Lobby Day
- Chapter Website

Update Your Address
  1. Go to ASDAnet.org 
  2. Login as a member
  3. Click "View My Account" and update your information 
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Danielle Bauer, director of membership
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