November 9, 2014

Advocacy week was another success in the year 2014. Our chapter collaborated with the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA) to host lunch and learns during the week to keep our members updated on current issues important to dental students and the future of the dental profession. The SCDA aided our chapter in scheduling informative speakers as well as providing lunch for our members. Dr. Bruce Hutchinson from ADPAC spoke about the benefits of organized dentistry, the achievements of ADPAC, and where we are headed in the future. Ms. Annie Wilson, the lobbyist for the SCDA, spoke about the benefits of...

October 25, 2014

MUSC ASDA Advocacy Week is almost here! Lunch and Learns will be held 11/5 and 11/6 where you can learn about what issues are facing dentistry today. Also, dont forget to submit your $10 for ADPAC and DenPAC! These organizations are important to your future as a dentist and the issues that matter most!


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April 9, 2014

On April 7th, 2014, MUSC ASDA Senior Legislative Liaison Katherine Rutland, and MUSC ASDA member Alexa Richtmyer, attended ASDA National Lobby day in Wachington, DC. Along with 370 ASDA members from all over the country, Katherine and Alexa helped show Washington legislators what ASDA fever is all about! The day began with training on specific issues so our ASDA members would be prepared on how to effectlively lobby members of congress and their staff. At the end of the day, more than 175 appointments with congressmen and their staff occurred, and our voices were heard on issues that matter most to de...

March 20, 2014

On March 19th, 2014, members of the MUSC Chapter of the American Student Dental Association helped organize and attended State Lobby Day 2014. In Columbia, South Carolina, MUSC ASDA members were lobbying their local state representatives in regards to issues important to our chapter and important to all dental students in the country. Topics that were addressed included the rising dental student debt of our students, licensure in the state of South Carolina, midlevel providers, and much more! It was a great experience, and we thank our state representatives for taking time out of their busy schedules t...

March 8, 2014

From Feb 26th-March 2nd, the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine sent 6 of your MUSC ASDA Executive Committee members to attend ASDA Annual Session 2014 held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anheim, California. Some of the highlights of this event included:

  • a keynote presentation by Jim Morris (the individual responsible for the inspirational story behind the Disney film, "The Rookie" starring Dennis Quaid),

  • hot topic sessions involving Licensure, Student Debt, and AEGD/GPR programs

  • the House of Delegates (the body that creates the official bylaws and processes of ASDA on a national leve...

March 25, 2013

MUSC ASDA held its annual National Advocacy Week during the week of November 12-16, 2012. It began with a session for the first year students from Dr. Daniel West, a recent graduate of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, regarding Dentistry 101. Dr. West described the intricacies of dentistry outside of the classroom. He explained the tripartite infrastructure of the American Dental Association and, more importantly, how the benefits trickle down all the way to the student. He explained the significance of Organized Dentistry and its role in the future of the dental profession. The second...

September 18, 2011

Last week, MUSC ASDA hosted the District 4 ASDA conference here in Charleston. It was great to meet and have fun with students from UNC, Tennessee, VCU, MCG and MUSC. The conference included tours of the dental school, meetings on dental billing, insurance, national ASDA positions, and leadership in general. We also enjoyed carriage and boat tours of Charleston, and restaurant week as well. Thank you to Medical Protective who helped sponsor the event. We strongly recommend anyone who is looking into hosting district meetings to contact them. Thanks to everyone for coming and we can not wait to see you...

June 1, 2011

Thank you all who helped serve as MUSC ASDA Class Representatives in 2010. We appreciate all the time and effort you put in to helping our school have great activities, service projects, and national and state representation. We also can't forget a big thanks to Dr. McGill for being our faculty adviser; you're the best.

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