(Esther Edelstein & Rebecca Vaeth)
Give Kids a Smile Day and Special Smiles are our community outreach programs.
(Tori Yang & Ankur Kadakia)
We work to advocate for our rights as dental students and future dentists. Topics include licensure reform, student debt, and barriers to care. To get involved in advocacy or Lobby Day, contact us!
(Lovely Nath & Angie Li & Monica Chen)
Our fundraisers help us to provide events and activities to improve the mental and physical health of our students.
(Nawal Sheikh & Blake Artuso)
Our pre-dental events and information is aimed at undergraduate students considering or pursuing dental school. These efforts help pre-dents through the application process and promote our school.
Our Lunch & Learns serve to provide our students with informational presentations that relate to us as students. Topics can vary from road to residency and post-grad options to a-day-in-the-life of a specialist. If you have a topic you want covered, contact us!
(MacKenzie Henry & Tara Miller)
Wellness activities focuses on the betterment of life during dental school. The five dimensions of wellness are occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical, and environmental. Making ourselves more self aware and promoting positive habits can greatly improve our overall wellness.
Our newsletter, The Tourodont, gives insight on professors, places to eat and relax, and a look into the lives of our students. If you want to get involved in writing, blogging, or editing, contact us!
(Nadia Fatahi & Megan Montano)
Our Professional Mentorship committee that maintains contact with the 9th District Dental Association. The committee creates mentoring, shadowing and networking opportunities with the 9th District Dentists.
Who we are
The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.
We aim to provide our students with the resources and leadership necessary to foster a productive, and caring, environment to lead to a successful career as dental practitioners.
All students at Touro College of Dental Medicine are auto-enrolled as members of ASDA
Touro College of Dental Medicine is the sixth dental institution to proudly join the second district of ASDA alongside Buffalo, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and Stony Brook.
We look forward to working with our immediate chapters as well as other districts. We strongly believe that our involvement with ASDA on a local as well as national level will help our students become their personal best within and outside the classroom.
This organization allows for student creativity while opening doors that will be prevalent not just in the now but the future as well. TCDM ASDA aids in creating the best dentists in this growing and excellent profession.
BOARD MEMBERS 2020-21
Director of Gold Crown Award
Dr. Ronnie Myers, DDS