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.