AGENDA

at a glance

Saturday Jan 9th, 2021

9:00-9:15am: Introduction to ASDA

9:15-9:30am: Networking Session

9:30-10:15am: Keynote Speaker

10:15-10:30am: Break 

10:30- 11:15am: Session #1

11:15-11:20am: Break

11:20- 12:00pm: Roundtables

12-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-1:45pm: Session #2

1:45-2:00pm: Break

2:00-2:45pm: Session #3

6:00pm: Happy Hour

 

Sunday Jan 10th, 2021

9:00-9:45am: Session #4

9:45-9:55am: Break

9:55-10:45am: Where Do We Go From Here?

10:45-11:00pm: Break

11:00-11:45am: Keynote Speaker

11:45-12:00pm: Networking Session

12:00-12:15pm: Wrap Up and Raffle Winners

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Detailed Schedule of Events

Saturday, 1/9/21 (EST)

9:00-9:15 Introduction to ASDA

Learn about the National. District, and Local structure of ASDA. At the end of this session, students will understand the governance body as well as the mission of ASDA. 

9:15-9:30 Networking Session

Meet other District 2 students from Buffalo, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Touro. You may also have the chance to meet a school dean!

9:30-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gina Dorfman

There are many unique challenges facing our new dental graduates today and there are many exciting opportunities for new grads. During your time in dental school, you will learn how to be a great dentist, but there might not be enough time in a day to learn about becoming a strong leader. Dr. Dorfman will be addressing some of the dentistry's hottest topics and sharing experience from new graduate to a successful dental entrepreneur.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Session 1

Choose one track or mix & match! View session 1 descriptions below. 

SESSION 1

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Orion (Professional Development)

Dr. David Rice

Leading a Team

Leaders build more leaders. Staff is an infection. And no one wants to be “managed.” New kid on the block or not, you have the power to

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Taurus (Wellness)

Dr. Kris Mendoza

Process Over Perfection

Dental school can be a stressful time filled with burnout. Learn some key ways to maintain balance while focusing on the 

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Ursa Major (Advocacy)

Charles Buchanan

Diversity in Healthcare

There is extraordinary diversity among people who seek oral health care but because diversity among dental professionals still does not reflect the diversity in

11:15-11:20 Break

Take this time to use the bathroom, grab more coffee, stretch your legs. See you back soon!

11:20-12:00 Roundtable Discussions

Solidify relationships with other students while discussing several issues pertinent to dentistry. Topics include: vaccinations, licensure reform, microaggressions, and barriers to care. 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Treat yourself to a healthy lunch! Follow along with one of our recipes or create your own. 

1:00-1:45 Session #2

Choose one track or mix & match! View session 2 descriptions below. 

SESSION 2

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Orion (Professional Development)

Dr. Lewis Chen

Cosmetics in Practice

For those in dental school or coming out from dental school, there is no better time to home in on the skills that can improve your patients’ smile

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Taurus (Wellness)

Dr. Nardine Bekhit

Body Wellness

Muscle and joint pain as a result of practicing dentistry is common but not normal! With the right ergonomics and exercises, you can manage and 

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Ursa Major (Advocacy)

Travis Hornsby

COVID-19 & Student Debt

This presentation will cover the effects on COVID for dentist student loan borrowers.  

1:45-2:00 Break

Take this time to use the bathroom, grab more coffee, stretch your legs. See you back soon!

2:00-2:45 Session #3

Choose one track or mix & match! View session 3 descriptions below. 

SESSION 3

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Orion (Professional Development)

Dr. Alex Rubinov

Building Your Brand

Check back soon for session description!

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Taurus (Wellness)

Alexandria Farrell

Zumba Fitness

No dance experience necessary! Participants can expect a variety of high and low intensity moves that sync to the rhythm of the music.

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Ursa Major (Advocacy)

Dr. Joseph Gambacorta & Dr. Guy Shampaine

Pathways to Licensure

Participants will have an understanding of the relative history surrounding clinical licensure exams, what are the most current pathways to licensure,

SESSION 4

6:00-7:00 Happy Hour

Join us in creating 2 classic cocktails! This is a great opportunity to network in a fun, casual setting. 

Sunday, 1/10/21 (EST)

9:00-9:45 Session #4

Choose one track or mix & match! View session 4 descriptions below. 

SESSION 4

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Orion (Professional Development)

Dr. Chris Salierno

Confident Case Presentation

Presenting treatment plans with confidence takes years of practice… but let’s try to shorten the curve for you!  

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Taurus (Wellness)

Anna Rovetto

Slow Flow Yoga

A 45 minute mixed level, slow flow Yoga class open to all levels.  Whether you’re an experienced yogi or new to the practice, I will be here

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Ursa Major (Advocacy)

Dr. Maria Maranga

Diversity in Dentistry

Check back soon for session description!

9:45-9:55 Break

Take this time to use the bathroom, grab more coffee, stretch your legs. See you back soon!

9:55-10:45 Where Do We Go From Here?

We want to provide a brief introduction to Organized Dentistry. Often times, District Meeting is the first encounter that
many dental students have to organized dentistry. We will explain the tripartite system, highlight the work that goes on
behind the scenes, illuminate the various aspects of organized dentistry in the community, and answer questions that
students may have for us.

10:45-11:00 Break

Take this time to use the bathroom, grab more coffee, stretch your legs. See you back soon!

11:00-11:45 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bridget Glazarov

The session will focus on Dr. Bridget’s own journey through dental school and into a rapid ascent towards a promising
dental career, before being diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer at 26 years old. She will share wisdom she has learned
through her journey on being able to prioritize personal health and wellness, and how to balance this with dental school
and a career. Dr. Bridget will share advice from her own career path on the tips, tools and continuing education that
have helped her be a rising star general and cosmetic dentist

11:45-12:00 Networking Session

Meet other District 2 students from Buffalo, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Touro. You may also have the chance to meet a school dean!

12:00-12:15 Wrap Up & Raffle Winners

Celebrate with us as we wrap-up the weekend and announce various award winners. Raffles (totaling over $1500) will be announced! Must be present to win.