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Ohio State ASDA

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


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

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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2015 ASDA Golf Outing

May 16, 2015


2015 National Dental Student Lobby Day

April 14, 2015


Pre-Dent Day 2015

February 28, 2015

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Annual Session 2015

February 18, 2015


Trivia Night

November 5, 2014

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National Leadership Conference 2014

October 31, 2014


Lunch and Learn with Congressman Stivers

October 29, 2014

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Advocacy Academy

October 28, 2014

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12th & Neil Magazine

Ohio State ASDA's award winning publication

summer 2015

12th & Neil- Summer 2015

July 28, 2015

spring 2015

12th & Neil Magazine- Spring 2015

April 22, 2015

12th & Neil Magazine- Winter 2014

12th & Neil Magazine- Winter 2014

December 15, 2014

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2015 ASDA Golf Outing

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by: Tom Sarko, D2
ASDA kicked off its first special event of the year with its annual golf outing which took place on May 16th, 2015 at The Golf Club of Dublin. The outing has been a great event in years past, and this year we kept the good times rolling. All together we had fifteen teams composed of dental students, alumni, and friends, which allowed for plenty of friendly competition and a ton of fun. Congratulations to our outing winners Jonny Price, Jordan Millice, Nick Hoch, and Ricky Boerner who shot seven under!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years outing and made it so amazing! ASDA would also like to recognize Rider Reinke Financial Group for continuing to be our platinum sponsor! Finally, we would lie to recognize the Dental Alumni Society and the rest of our other sponsors for their generous contributions to the event.


What It Took to Bring Home the Gold

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By: Spencer Tepe

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Advocacy Team is fresh off a meaningful victory for both its chapter and District 6. Just 12 months ago, OSU ASDA installed a new governing hierarchy that would prove to benefit the chapter immensely. The Legislative Liaison was welcomed on to the executive board, and an LL-elect position was created. Ohio State placed new emphasis on advocacy and strove to involve more members in legislative efforts. In the course of a year, OSU ASDA’s Advocacy Team rallied to compile a list of events and efforts that in turn earned the chapter a Gold Crown in Legislative Initiatives. So what exactly did it take?

2014 Gold Crown in Legislative Initiatives Recipe:

– 12 National Student Lobby Day 2014 attendees including an in-person meeting with Congressman Stivers of the 15th district of Ohio
– 1 ASDA bar crawl for recruitment
– 1 volleyball tournament for recruitment
– 1 D1/D2 social for recruitment
– 1 ASDA fair for recruitment
– A visit from Congressman Stivers to OSU COD where he fielded questions regarding policy
– 1 ODPAC Trivia night with 77 attendees
– 1 Beat Michigan Week ADPAC drive
– 1 letter writing campaign directed at state senators regarding the passing of Ohio House Bill 463
– 1 senator calling campaign the day senators were to vote on HB 463, a day on which the bill was unanimously passed
– 44 D1 attendees at Day at the Statehouse in downtown Columbus, OH

The highlights of these efforts were hosting Congressman Stivers and helping to pass HB 463. Ohio House Bill 463 is a multifaceted bill that addresses access to care in the state of Ohio. It also introduced the option of students to forego a licensure live-patient exam and attend a PGY-1 program as means to attain a license in the state of Ohio. Bills such as Ohio House Bill 463 are vital in the progression of dentistry. It is critical that dental students and doctors alike participate in the legislative process. The willingness that Ohio State has demonstrated to participate in this process assuredly weighed heavily in the council’s evaluation for the Gold Crown in Legislative Initiatives.

So there you have it. A cookbook recipe to Gold Crown “fame and stardom.” District 6 is now prepared to repeat in this category and Ohio State challenges YOU to do so.


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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


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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

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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, D2

"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, D3

"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, D3

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