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Ohio State ASDA

Working to protect and advance the rights, interests, and welfare of dental students everywhere

District 6&7 Meeting

September 18-20 | Columbus, Ohio


ASDA has helpful tools and resources for both dental students and pre-dents.

ASDA Volleyball Tournament

Thanks to everyone who participated. We had a great turnout!

ASDA Scavenger Hunt

August 23, 2015

ASDA Golf Open

May 16, 2015 | Golf Club of Dublin

National Dental Student Lobby Day

April 13-14, 2015

Pre-dent Day

February 28, 2015


ASDA unites students by giving them a voice in fighting to address issues facing dentistry through organized events such as Day at the Statehouse and National Dental Student Lobby Day.


Community outreach is at the core of ASDA’s mission. We organize events including Give Kids a Smile and Smiles for Seniors in order to help others.


ASDA helps develop the future leaders of the dental profession by empowering students to get involved in organized dentistry early on and by hosting national leadership conferences and events.

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3rd Annual ODPAC Trivia Night

October 28, 2015


Street of Dreams

October 21, 2015


Advocacy Academy

October 14, 2015


2015 District 6&7 Meeting

September 25, 2015


ASDA Welcome Back Volleyball Tournament

September 2, 2015


2015 ASDA Scavenger Hunt

August 25, 2015


2015 ASDA Bar Crawl

August 25, 2015


Special Smiles

June 27, 2015

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7dec8:00 pm- 9:00 pmASDA Wellness Series- Yoga at the RPAC


23janAll DayASDA Basketball Tournament
30janAll Day2016 Pre-Dent Day

12th & Neil Magazine

Ohio State ASDA's award winning publication

12th & Neil Fall 2015

12th & Neil- Autumn 2015

November 13, 2015

summer 2015

12th & Neil- Summer 2015

July 28, 2015

spring 2015

12th & Neil Magazine- Spring 2015

April 22, 2015

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NLC 2015 as a D1

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by: Shaun Murphy, D1

As a first semester D1 student, I found the ASDA National Leadership Conference incredibly inspiring. It was not only exciting to meet students and dentists from across the country, but hearing what they had to share about dentistry and leadership was extremely rewarding.

I learned many key elements to becoming a better leader and dental professional, especially in the mini breakout sessions. The wide range of topics and ideas presented personally helped me develop a focus for the direction I plan to take throughout the rest of my education and dental career.

My favorite part of the conference, however, was definitely listening to the various special speakers. I really enjoyed hearing each of their stories from challenges to achievements. Each one was uniquely inspiring and gave me a motivational boost to finish my first semester of dental school strong.

NLC was all around a wonderful experience. It made me even more excited to be involved in ASDA, and encouraged me to work even harder for the future.

Street of Dreams

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by: Becca Bartlett, D3

On ODA Street of Dreams, we traveled to three dental practices in the Columbus area. It was a great way to see different practice models, and hear from various dentists their stories and roads to success. Drs. Safa, Haid, and Anderson all gave valuable advice as to what they learned along the way, or what they may have done differently if given the chance. An important message I took from the Street of Dreams event is that the cooperation of the dental team you have working with you (assistants, hygienists, front desk, etc.) is vital to the success of the practice; it is critical that everyone is on the same page and has a similar practice philosophy in mind. At the conclusion of the event, we had dinner at the Ohio Dental Association headquarters and learned more about advocacy and pending legislation of House Bill 95, that would prohibit a health insurer from establishing a fee schedule for dentists providing non-covered procedures like veneers or implants.

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Check out this recap video from yesterday's political fundraiser for US Congressman Steve Stivers which was a huge success! We had a great turnout and were able to raise $6,000 for the Stivers campaign in order to help ensure his continued support of organized dentistry as well as his commitment to helping dental students through co-sponsoring meaningful legislation.
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Our Executive Board

David Gorenz

David Gorenz

Vice President

Matt Kotapish

Matt Kotapish


Morgan Kelley

Morgan Kelley

Past President

Spencer Tepe

Spencer Tepe

Legislative Chair

Jimmy Zimmerman

Jimmy Zimmerman

President Elect

Nicole Goettemoeller

Nicole Goettemoeller


Urvi Shukla

Urvi Shukla


National ASDA Members
of Dental students in ASDA nationally

ASDA National Website

Visit ASDA’s national website which has several resources for dental students including advice for creating a budget and networking with other professionals. ASDA’s national blog, “Mouthing Off” contains insightful articles from fellow students on life in dental school and managing stress.

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Learn more about OSU ASDA

Interested in joining ASDA? Explore the benefits and reasons for becoming a member of The Ohio State University chapter of the American Student Dental Association. If you have any questions at all about ASDA click the “reach out to us” link at the bottom of this page or email us at asdaohiostate@gmail.com

Why Join?

Apply for free life and disability insurance

ASDA members are eligible to receive free life and disability insurance through the American Dental Association during their time in dental school. Follow the link below to sign up. If you have any questions or are not sure about your membership ID number contact David Gorenz at gorenz.3@osu.edu

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"ASDA has been a great experience for me and I am glad I joined as a D1 because I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about the issues that face dentistry and how I can get involved to make an impact. I have also been able to meet a lot of upperclassmen and network."

− Urvi Shukla, D3

"Why am I glad I joined ASDA? Because of all of the great connections I have made with other dental students across the country as well as with dentists across Ohio. Most of all, I'm glad I joined because I know I'm doing my part to help maintain the integrity of my future profession."

− Clare McGorry, D4

"ASDA is about people, and the I relationships I've developed with dental students and dentists throughout the state and even the country are some that I know I will always cherish. Being part of ASDA has without a doubt been the most rewarding aspect of my dental school experience, and I encourage other students to take advantage of those experiences!"

− Lydia Lancaster, D4

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Ohio State ASDA

305 W. 12th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43210 Contact us at asdaohiostate@gmail.com

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