District 2 Events

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NYSDA New Dentist Survival Guide Series: Leveraging Online Reviews

Join NYSDA and Dr. Gina Dorfman on Tuesday, May 25th @ 7PM EST

In this course you will learn:

  • Why dentists should focus on their online reputation.

  • The impact that online reviews have on practice growth and patient acquisition.

  • Which review sites are relevant in 2021.

  • Whether it’s crucial to be proactive about acquiring online reviews, and how can dentists ask for online reviews without feeling awkward.

  • Why bad reviews are good for business, and how dentists can leverage negative feedback to grow their practices.

  • What to do with online reviews held hostage on third-party review sites.

  • Is it important to respond to online reviews and how a dentist can respond in a HIPAA compliant way?

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Setting Realistic Expectations As a New Graduate

Join ASDA District 2 and Dr. John Pasicznyk on Thursday, April 29th @ 7PM EST

"There is a lot of noise coming at new grads when they enter the workforce, with too many vendors, social media stars, and downright dishonest people creating a false sense of reality.  Even worse, these external forces can lead us to make poor decisions which can impact our career long term.  In my 11 years practicing, I've made more of these decisions than most, and although my story is one of many successes, I would like to share my experiences in the hope that others can avoid some of the failures I've endured.  Choosing to get into this profession presents a tremendous opportunity for financial, personal, and professional success, but all of that can only come with great focus and a tremendous amount of hard work.  I am excited to share my experiences in a light hearted but serious discussion with the soon to be graduated students."

NYSDA New Dentist Survival Guide Series

The NYSDA New Dentist Committee developed four new, never before produced webinars entitled “Survival Guide Series: Setting Yourself Up for Success.” The webinars will engage both members and nonmembers. They begin in February, with the final presentation in the series in May/June. Topics include wellness and mental health, financial planning, starting a practice, and marketing your practice and self. After each webinar, registrants will receive a tip sheet to add to their Survival Guide folder. Attendees should register for all four webinars to complete their survival guide. The first of these webinars will take place THIS WEDNESDAY, 3/24 at 7pm and is FREE to ASDA members to attend!

Vaccine Administration, Medical Marijuana & Other Hot Topics at Annual Session

Hosted by National ASDA on Feb 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM CST

As advocates for the wellbeing of dental students, patients and our profession, ASDA will address a wide range of issues at our upcoming Annual Session. Student leaders will discuss hot topics in dentistry, including dentists’ roles in administering vaccines and prescribing marijuana. Tune into this session to learn more about these subjects as well as policy resolutions passed during Annual Session. We’ll also review how you can create change by submitting your own resolutions at next year’s Annual Session.

Technology in Dentistry

Join ASDA District 2 & New York Academy of Dentistry on Thursday, 2/25 from 7-8pm for a seminar on technology in dentistry, including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and more!


Meeting ID: 920 6103 7902
Passcode: ASDA

Facial Injectables

Hosted by National ASDA on Feb 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to learn about the two most common fillers used for injectables and how to use in dentistry. Also, the attendees will learn the steps to get started and the pros and cons of offering injectable services.

A Conversation on Mid-Level Dental Providers

Join ASDA District 2's Advocacy & Organized Dentistry Committee on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm EST  with special guest: Carmelo Cinquenonce, MBA - Executive Director of the Minnesota Dental Association.

Learn about mid-level dental providers and the effect they have had on the dental profession and access to care in Minnesota and other states that have authorized their practice.

Talk will be followed by breakout room discussions on this topic.
Password: ADVOCACY

Disability Insurance & Student Loans 101

Join ASDA District 2 & Certified Financial Services on Tuesday, 2/16 from 6:00-6:30pm for a seminar on setting yourself up for financial success! Disability insurance and student loans will be discussed. 


Meeting ID: 932 1149 6500
Passcode: ASDA

With Love, ASDA

Join ASDA District 1, 2, and 3 for a joint social on Monday, February 15th from 6:30-8pm! Network with students from all along the East Coast as we wrap up our year. LOTS of prizes will be awarded (even if you cannot make the event), so be sure to sign up!

How To Deal With Patient Dissatisfaction

How to Deal with Patient Dissatisfaction

Wednesday, January 20th


Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Corporate vs Private Dentistry ASDA Dist

Corporate vs Private Dentistry

Wednesday, February 3rd


Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Insurance Needs of the New Dentist ASDA

Insurance Needs of the New Dentist

Wednesday, February 10th


Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Annual Session

Annual Session is the official meeting of ASDA’s House of Delegates, where issues are debated and policy is set. Learn more about the House and its rules, as well as resolutions that will go before the House this year

Whether it be a long-term goal or a New Years’ resolution, we all make promises to ourselves with the best of intentions that don’t always come to fruition. This year, make it a priority to see your promises through. During this session, we’ll explore best practices and tips for setting personal and professional goals.

ASDA’s advocacy efforts have influenced licensure reform in numerous states. It is important for ASDA members to understand ASDA’s recent efforts and how to take grassroots action to advocate for permanent licensure reform. This webinar will provide ASDA members with updates on dental licensure, share information about the licensure task force and provide resources to assist members in grassroots advocacy efforts.

District 2 Meeting

The 2020-2021 ASDA District 2 Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on January 9th & 10th. 


Within the American Student Dental Association, District 2 is the largest district, representing dental students from Buffalo, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Touro. The District 2 Meeting is the single largest event every year that brings together students from every school in NY and NJ.


Come have a blast with us as we probe dental frontiers and explore the universe of organized dentistry!

Any questions can be sent to district2asda@gmail.com

Outreach Challenge

Share How You're Giving Back to the Community!

Despite the pandemic changing so many aspects of our lives, we know that now more than ever our volunteerism can make a huge difference in our communities. During the month of November, share how you're volunteering with ASDA District 2! A gift card will be randomly raffled to one student from each school! Submit a photo from your outreach efforts for an extra entry! We'd love to see how you're staying connected and giving back (while still being safe and maintaining proper COVID precautions!)!

How to Deal with Patient Satisfaction

Doccupations Webinar Series

How to Deal with Patient Satisfaction

Wednesday, January 20th at 7pm. 



Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Corporate vs Private Dentistry

Doccupations Webinar Series

Corporate vs Private Dentistry

Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm. 



Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Insurance Needs of the New Dentist

Doccupations Webinar Series

Insurance Needs of the New Dentist

Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. 



Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

Humanitarian Outreach: Why? Where? How?

A joint ASDA, New York Academy of Dentistry, & American College of Dentists event

Join ASDA, NYAD, and ACD for a joint event covering the topics of humanitarian outreach for a "why? where? how?" panel and discussion on 11/18 at 7pm EST. Learn about the opportunities out there for you to get involved in! 



Meeting ID: 977 3757 5753
Passcode: ASDA

Marketing Your Online Presence

Guide to LinkedIn & Virtual Interviews

Join Dr. Daryl Lu & Dr. James Lee for a seminar on marketing your online presence, followed by a panel of individuals (Dr. Tepper & Dr. Alex) who have been conducting virtual interviews. Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30pm!


Meeting ID: 951 8660 1115
Passcode: ASDA

Teledentistry: Outreach and Care of the Future

National ASDA

Hindsight is 2020, but teledentistry is the future of dental care.

In an ever-changing and increasingly inequitable world, Teledentistry will help our profession meet the needs of our communities and will be critical in efforts to care for underserved and rural communities. Learning from experts in the field, ASDA members will become knowledgeable on ways to promote access to care, gain a better understanding of implementing teledentistry in their practice, and engage in thoughtful discussion with leaders in the field.

Considerations in Treating LGBTQ+ Patients & Being LGBTQ+ In Dentistry

Hosted by New York County Dental Society

Considerations in Treating Transgender Patients and

Being LGBTQ+ in Dentistry


Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Please RVSP through NYCDS at: https://nycds.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9ODE0NDU5NiZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9NzczNjExODg1

Costume Competition


D2 ASDA is hosting a Dental-themed Halloween Costume competition!! Come one, come all.... and be sure to submit your best dental themed costume! All submissions will be entered to win a $25 gift card!

Vote for District 2!

EDIC Pumpkin Carving Competition

Please vote for District 2! 


Introduction to National ASDA Leadership Positions

Wednesday, 10/28 at 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, 10/28 at 7pm for a webinar and panel on National ASDA Leadership positions. The Speaker of the House, District 2 Trustee, and Council on Advocacy Chair will be in attendance.


Meeting ID: 954 3647 7253
Passcode: ASDA

Dental Student Issues in the 2020 Election: An Advocacy Month Ramp-Up

National ASDA

Lawmakers can influence where and how you may practice dentistry in the future. With the election coming up, it is important to understand the current issues dental students are facing like dental student debt, midlevel providers and barriers to care and how the election may affect these issues.

The Virtual Job Process

A webinar hosted by Heartland Dental

Join Heartland Dental for a webinar on the Virtual Job Process on Tuesday, 10/13 from 6:30-7pm!

Mid-Atlantic Advocacy Academy

Presented by Districts 2, 3, and 4

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Annual Mid-Atlantic Advocacy Academy on October 10-11th. You will have the opportunity to hear from the following:


  • Georgia State Senator, Dr. Lester G. Jackson

  • Lobbyist Jim Schultz

  • Kevin Koser, Chair of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia’s Family-Driven Advocacy Committee

          and many more!


Visit https://midatlanticadvocacy.com/ for more information.


The registration fee is $10 through 11:59pm EST on 9/18 and WILL include MAAA swag. Registration will then increase to $20 through 09/23 WITHOUT swag. Fees can be sent via venmo to @asdadistrict2. If you are unable to pay via venmo, please contact us at midatlanticadvocacy@gmail.com.


*Pre-Dental registration fee is $5, does not include the swag item and registration closes on Oct. 5th for PRE-DENTS ONLY.*

Life After Dental School

A webinar hosted by Dental Dreams

Join Dental Dreams & ASDA District 2 for a webinar from 6:30-7pm.

Meeting ID: 537 381 2739

Passcode: 9rWuPB

Heatland Dental IG Live

Join Heartland Dental on IG Live from 7-8pm on Tuesday, 10/6!

District 2 Pre-Dental Day

The District 2 Pre-Dental Day will be held on Saturday, 10/3 from 9am-1pm. This event aims to introduce pre-dental students to the six schools which comprise ASDA District 2 (Buffalo, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Touro). Through this interactive half-day session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about gaining entrance into dental school and life as a dental student as a whole. 

Programming includes a tailored schedule, online interview tips, an online mock interview, and an optional Q&A session allowing you to meet current students from each of our six dental schools one-on-one. 

Please use the link below to register!

Pre-Dentals: https://bit.ly/ASDAD2Predental

Dental Student Volunteers: https://bit.ly/D2Predent

Registration forms will close on Sunday, 9/13. 

Wellness Month Step Challenge

National ASDA

Through the month of September, participate in the National ASDA wellness step challenge! So log all those steps you've been taking around clinic (or from your bed to your desk for #Zoom classes) and encourage all chapter members to do the same! 

Sept 1-6 can be logged here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/32MWF7L
Sept 7-13: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DJSJTN
Sept 14-20: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5Y26BM
Sept 21-27: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5RCFHP

Each week, the individual winner will win a $50 giftcard and at the end of the month, ASDA will award a $250 Amazon gift card to the ASDA chapter with the highest average mile count by total membership and the highest average mile count across those participating from each chapter. These averages are based on your chapter members’ individual submissions, so make sure you encourage your full chapter to participate!

Mind & Body Professionalism

Dr. Pastan

Join ASDA District 2 & Dr. Pastan for a lunchtime seminar on wellness beyond dental school, followed by a guided meditation. 

Tuesday, 9/29 from noon-12:30 (extra Q&A until 12:45)

Register here: https://forms.gle/c7ZoB1N1hyJELPug8

Meeting ID: 939 8292 9189
Passcode: ASDA

Streamlining American Dental School Admissions for International Dentists

Join us at 7pm on Thursday, September 24th for a webinar which focuses on streamlining American dental school admissions for International Dentists. 

Recording found here: https://youtu.be/4FsZ9lJj1c4

Debt & Wealth Management

Wednesday, 9/23 at 6pm

Join us on Wednesday, 9/23 at 6pm for a webinar on debt and wealth management! 


Meeting ID: 915 7578 3389
Passcode: ASDA

Yoga & Meditation with Amanda

Join ASDA District 2, Columbia ASDA, and Amanda on Saturday, 9/19 at 11am for a yoga & meditation session with Amanda!

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/prh4wrSf13vBCAE28

Meeting ID: 863 3000 0558
Password: 022309


Wellness Planning Workshop

Join ASDA District 2 & Wellness Coach Becca Haupt

Join ASDA District 2 & Wellness Coach Becca Haupt for a 30 minute wellness planning workshop in which you will be given the tools to assess and create your own wellness plan on Wednesday, September 9th from 6-6:30pm. 

Register here: https://forms.gle/hM1XhSVgYfzp8ovP7



Meeting ID: 962 0211 3712

Passcode: ASDA

10 Guidelines To Keep In Mind If You Get Sued

Presented by Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz

September 10th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz, will discuss and answer your real time questions about: 

  • How to avoid being sued

  • What to do (and not to do) if you've been sued and MORE!

RSVP HERE:  rb.gy/hdpfls  or email info@doccupations.com 

Once you pre-register, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a 

$50 Amazon gift card, and if we see you at the seminar, you will receive a 

$5 Starbucks gift card!

(You must be in attendance to receive a gift card.)

Questions: info@doccupations.com


Meeting ID: 931 4797 7933
Passcode: ASDA

Tips from the Editor: Enhancing Your Writing Skills

National ASDA

Thursday, August 27th at 8:00pm.

Join ASDA alum and past editor-in-chief, Dr. Stephen Rogers, as he shares key tips and insights for creating written material. He’ll also review common errors and pitfalls in the writing process and how to avoid them. Whether you’re working on a personal statement or journal article, you’ll take away insights to enhance your writing skills and strengthen your editing abilities.

What To Look For In An Employment Contract

Presented by Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz

August 27th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz, will discuss and answer your real time questions about: 

  • Do I need a contract?

  • What am I looking for, salary-wise?

  • How do I negotiate and MORE!

RSVP HERE:  rb.gy/abmfrv  or email info@doccupations.com 

Once you pre-register, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a 

$50 Amazon gift card, and if we see you at the seminar, you will receive a 

$5 Starbucks gift card!

(You must be in attendance to receive a gift card.)

Questions: info@doccupations.com


Meeting ID: 931 4797 7933
Passcode: ASDA

COVID-19 & The Impact on Dental Public Health

National ASDA

Wednesday, August 26th at 8:30pm. 

As states face revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic, access to oral health care for communities in need may be in jeopardy. This session will address the unique challenges vulnerable populations may face in receiving care during a pandemic. It will provide an overview of how traditional strategies to reducing barriers to care like ER referral programs and Medicaid dental programs and providers may be impacted by the pandemic. The session will conclude with a strategy for action to help low income communities receive the oral care they need during these uncertain times. 

Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room

Join District 2 for a Social Night!

You know what would be MAGICAL... Getting to do a Harry Potter themed escape room from the comfort of your own home! Join us on Friday, 8/14 at 7pm...you'd to be SIRIUSly RIDDIKULUS to not RSVP and join us! Wingardium Leviosa and come join our zoom session!


RSVP here: https://bit.ly/ASDAEscape 


Meeting ID: 983 1854 1265
Passcode: ESCAPE

How To Prepare for an Interview?

Presented by Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz

August 13th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Doccupations founders, Dr. Eric Studley and Dr. Ivy Peltz, will discuss and answer your real time questions about: 

  • Types of employment and need-to-know terminology

  • How to compete (without competing)

  • What to do about a working interview and MORE!


RSVP HERE:  https://rb.gy/iutn70  or email info@doccupations.com 

Once you pre-register, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a 

$50 Amazon gift card, and if we see you at the seminar, you will receive a 

$5 Starbucks gift card!

(You must be in attendance to receive a gift card.)

Questions: info@doccupations.com


Meeting ID: 931 4797 7933
Passcode: ASDA

Successful Start-Up Practice

Join us Thursday, 8/6 at 6pm with Dr. Mila Cohen as she explains how to begin a start-up practice!

Zoom ID: 948 2247 2130

Password: zooming

Women's Wonderful Wednesday Instagram Takeover

Hear from Dr. Amrita Patel, Dr. Brenda Shah, Dr. James Lee, and Sydney Shapiro

Join us ALL DAY on Wednesday, August 5th on Instagram to hear from those in leadership positions about what it's like for women working in the dental field

Advocacy 101

National ASDA

Finance & Accounting 101

Presented by Nate Giess, Investment Banker

Join us on Wednesday, 7/22 at 6pm for a webinar to cover the basics of finance & accounting as they apply to small business operations. This will be super casual, interactive, and targeted to cover a basic level of finance knowledge. Feel free to join us if you'd like to learn more! 


RSVP here: https://bit.ly/dentalbusiness101


Meeting ID: 981 2174 3281
Password: BUSINESS

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/4zhR6QFooHc

Student Loans 101

Presented by Columbia ASDA

Join Columbia ASDA on Monday, 7/20 at 6pm to hear from a CFA about managing student loan debt. You will learn more about creating custom loan plans as well as refinancing your loans. 

Join Zoom link: https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/97245668745?pwd=NUJjSTBuY1VqVXlFazB2NzhxamlkQT09

Meeting ID: 972 4566 8745

Password: ASDA

Trivia Night

Join District 2 for a Trivia Night where you can have fun for a good cause! Thursday, July 30th at 7pm. All proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter, Feeding America, and Let America Vote. Teams can be comprised of 3-5 students and the cost per team is a suggested donation of $10, which can be venmoed to @asdadistrict2. Register now at bit.ly/D2Trivia!


ID: 941 8799 2133

New Chapter Leader Town Hall

National ASDA

All About the INBDE

About the Exam & How to Ace it

Join us on Monday, 7/6 at 7pm to hear all about the new INBDE and how to ace it--from the creators themselves!

Link to Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXE495Z_2to&t=12s

Managing Personal Finances in Dental School

National ASDA

Wellness Workout Week

A competition amongst the schools!

Join us on June 1, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30th at 6pm to get moving and #bewellASDA! At the end of 6 days, the school with the highest proportion of participation will win a prize!

Monday 6/1: Stony Brook

Tuesday 6/23: Buffalo

Wednesday 6/24: Rutgers

Thursday 6/25: Columbia

Monday 6/29: Touro

Tuesday 6/30: NYU


Meeting ID: 927 2560 3206
Password: ASDA

Wellness Webinar Series Presents Dr. Dave Maconi

Pursuing Passions Outside of Dentistry

Join ASDA District 2 on Sunday, 6/28 at 5pm as we host Dr. Dave Maconi as he sheds light on how to pursue passions outside of dentistry!


Meeting ID: 913 0048 3185

Password: WELLNESS

The Path to Licensure

Please join us and our special guest speakers Dr. Joe Gambacorta and Dr. Guy Shampaine to learn about “The Pathway to Dental Licensure and a Quest for Reform". ASDA’s District 2 Advocacy & Organized Dentistry Committee have set up this webinar to help you learn about the various pathways to dental licensure in the U.S. and progress in licensure reform, especially in the wake of COVID-19! 

Register here:

Meeting ID: 794 755 8435


Exploring Dental Specialties Webinar Series

National ASDA

6/23: Pediatric Dentistry

7/14: Dental Public Health

7/21: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

7/28: Dental Anesthesiology

8/4: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


Join us either as a dental student or a predental to connect to our vast mentorship network!


Join ASDA District 2 & Dr. David Rice (IgniteDDS) for a unique public speaking course!

Join us at 9am on Saturday mornings in June & July and improve your public speaking skills!

Sign up here: https://ignitedds.com/ignitespeak

2020 Pandemic: Impact on Financial Decisions for the Dentist

National ASDA

Incorporating Facial Esthetics Into Your Dental Practice

Dr. Jessica Wyatt

Join us on Tuesday, 6/16 at 7pm EST for a webinar with Dr. Jessica Wyatt! Dr. Wyatt is a Columbia graduate who specializes in incorporating facial esthetics into her dental practice. She will be discussing using Botox and fillers in the private practice setting. 

Zoom ID: 911 9690 0766

Password: ASDA

The Art of Dental Mentorship

National ASDA

Wellness Webinar Series

Dr. Cristian & Dr. Danielle of @TheDentalYogis

Bringing you dynamic speakers with hobbies, passions, and businesses outside of dentistry! Come join our first event with Dr. Cristian & Dr. Danielle of @TheDentalYogis on Wednesday, 6/17 at 5pm EST!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 973 7372 9303
Password: YOGI

Advanced Standing Discussions

International Doctors Share Tips & Tricks About US Dental Schools

Dr. Princy Bhardwaj, Dr. Shreya Sood, and Dr. Juhi Shah answer submitted questions about entering a US dental school in this unique video series. 


Presentation & Panel

Come join us on May 28th at 5:30pm to hear a presentation about the process followed by a Q&A Panel from 5 successful students (AEGD, GPR, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery)

Watch Recording Here: https://youtu.be/hBfkc3BC4BQ

Women in Dentistry Panel

District 2 Graduates Share Their Experiences

Join us in hosting Dr. Lois Jackson, Dr. Mina Kim, Dr. Amrita Patel, and Dr. Lauren Vitkus as they share their experiences about being a woman in dentistry. 

The Do's and Dont's of CV Writing

National ASDA

Enhancing Your Technique in Dental Photography

National ASDA

Trivia Night

Cabinet Members Test Their Knowledge

Calling all District 2 Cabinet Members! Come meet your cabinet while playing this unique Zoom trivia game. 

District 2 Social Hour

Come Meet Your Cabinet!

Join us once a month to relax and have a casual conversation about ASDA with current cabinet members. You might even put your game skills to the test! This is a great way to meet the Cabinet in a fun, casual environment. 

Coping With Stress During an Uncertain Time

National ASDA

District 2 Leadership Retreat

Cabinet Members Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

Thank you to our speakers who taught us so much about leadership! (https://youtu.be/V7QfDcuvMzg)

-Dr. David Rice

-Dr. Michael Saba

-Dr. Richard Andolina

-Sydney Shapiro (ASDA President)

-Craig McKenzie (Immediate ASDA Past President)

Maintaining Social Wellness & Relationships

National ASDA

COVID-19 Licensure Update Town Hall

National ASDA Webinar

Wellness Group


Join our Facebook group and share the best ways that you #BeWellASDA! Learn from others' recipes, workouts, and relaxing techniques. 


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