September 2, 2017

FINALLY, we were able to make the 211 mile trip up to Clemson to talk to the Pre-Dental Club and Alpha Epsilon Delta!  Two weeks into the fall semester, between the opening Kent State and Auburn football games, we had over 20 students come out to hear about dental school admissions and life as a dental student.

Topics Discussed:

  • Resources used to prepare the DAT

  • Differences in work load between college and dental school (Best way I’ve heard it described? It’s like drinking water out of a fire hydrant.)

  • What to expect during an interview

  • Daily schedule of a dental student

  • MUSC’s fo...

August 7, 2017

Two weeks into the summer semester, ASDA hosted our first ever Welcome Week. Shout-out to our new D1 students…welcome to MUSC, y’all!

Monday, June 12: Membership Benefits

  • D1 Informational Lunch | Pizza Provided

  • Freshman Welcome Picnic | James Island County Park | BBQ Dinner

Tuesday, June 13: Advocacy

  • Virtual Advocacy Scavenger Hunt

  • Congratulations to our winners!

    • Kelsey Fierstein (D1)

    • Ashley Kate Cauthen (D2)

    • Hunter Stinson (D3)

    • Victoria Walker (D4)

    • Tanner Oldham (D4)

Wednesday, June 14: Student-Driven

  • RELaXium: A D4’s Guide to Survivin...

January 14, 2017

Charleston welcomed 180 students from ASDA’s District 4 (Dental College of Georgia, East Carolina University, Meharry Medical College, Medical University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, and Virginia Commonwealth University) to this year’s District 4 Annual Meeting, January 14-16. It was particularly exciting that almost 25% of these attendees were pre-dental students from colleges within this region. A sunny, 70-degree weekend in January helped us welcome everyone to our city of southern hospitality!

We started the conference strong with an ADA Success Seminar b...

November 14, 2016

Advocacy is such a crucial component of our profession, and, quite honestly, I think we need more “advocacy weeks” throughout the year to have enough time to discuss current legislation that affects dentistry and how to get more involved. Nonetheless, this year’s ASDA Advocacy Week proved to be one of our most successful advocacy efforts yet. MUSC ASDA’s legislative leaders, Myles Elliott and Anne Miller Adams, planned an incredible line-up of speakers: Dr. David Watson, Yancey McGill, and Dr. Carter Brown.  In addition, we had a fantastic political action committee (PAC) support response, with over 15...

October 31, 2015


Wow – “ASDA Fever” is definitely a real thing. There’s certainly something infectious about spending the weekend with 600+ dental student leaders.


National Leadership Conference was held in Chicago, Illinois on October 30 through November 1. It aims to foster leadership growth, facilitate idea exchange with other ASDA chapters, and encourage discussion about current policy and legislature changes in dentistry. This experience only strengthened our belief in the true importance of organized dentistry.


Each morning began with a keynote speaker. Carey Lohrenz was the fist female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot...

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