District 2 Events

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Dentistry -The Real World: Business 101 Part 2

The Professional Development Committee is excited to announce the second seminar in the Dentistry - The Real World miniseries! Join us to learn about life in dentistry beyond dental school. 


Real People, Real Stories, and Real Life in Dentistry


Tune in on November 8th at 7:30pm EST to hear from 4 experts in the field of dental entrepreneurship - Drs. Allmand, Austin, Dorfman, and Stuchlik! This will be the second part of the two-part seminar, focusing on entrepreneurship and branding in dentistry! 

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ASDA District 2 Annual Meeting

Our most anticipated event of the year, the Annual ASDA District 2 Meeting will be in person this year, at The Hotel Ithaca. The focus of this meeting is professional development and introducing students to a lifelong involvement in organized dentistry. More than 100 dental students from all District 2 schools will be present. This will be a fun weekend of informative sessions, a vendor fair, words from partners, and networking opportunities/socials. Exclusive District 2 swag items will be provided!!

When: Friday, November 12th - Sunday, November 14th 

NOTE: We are monitoring the ongoing pandemic closely and are committed to keeping our attendees safe. In order for students to attend, they must present proof of vaccination, as well as a negative COVID-19 test (within 5 days) before the meeting.

For students who cannot travel, a hybrid option will be available!

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Virtual Pre-Dental Day

Join your District 2 ASDA Leaders on Sunday, October 24th for Virtual Pre-Dental Day! Learn about the AADSAS application, how to study for the DAT, mock interviews, interview tips, a day in the life of a dental student, and get an intro to District 2 schools. Register to be eligible for Raffles and giveaways!


When: Sunday, October 24th from 9AM-2PM EDT 

Must register by Sunday, October 10th

*Registration is limited to the first 100 students

**$10 registration fee via Venmo @asdadistrict2

Contact asdadistrict2predental@gmail.com with any questions

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Fall Web Giveaway With Aspen - $1200 in prizes!

Join your District 2 ASDA Leaders on Wednesday, September 15th for a fun, quick and potentially lucrative Web Give-Away! Please register to become eligible to win. Over $1200 in prizes! Non-ASDA members are welcome- you could win a YEARLONG ASDA MEMBERSHIP!!


(1) GRAND PRIZE ($250)*

(5) First Place Prizes ($100)*

(12) Third Place Prizes ($25)*

(2) Yearlong ASDA memberships!! (valued at $91 each)

*Cash prizes in the form of Amazon Gift Cards


When: Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30pm 



Winners will be announced via LIVE ZOOM 
Participants must attend the Zoom session to win!
Winners will receive a congratulatory note and prize to email that was registered!


Dentistry - The Real World: Business 101

The Professional Development Committee is excited to announce its next, new miniseries:  Dentistry - The Real World! Join us to learn about life in dentistry beyond dental school.

Real People, Real Stories, and Real Life in Dentistry

Tune in on September 7th at 7:30pm EST to hear from 4 experts in the field of dental entrepreneurship - Drs. Allmand, Austin, Dorfman, and Stuchlick! This will be the first of a two-part seminar, focusing on practice ownership and management in dentistry!


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Leading the Right Way at the Right Time

In this interactive session on Thursday, August 26 at 7 pm CDT, ASDA alum Dr. Andy Larkin will share insights from his leadership experiences and tips for effective leadership. He will walk through the various leadership styles, discuss their unique benefits and challenges and share how you can use them to manage different situations and audiences.  Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss leadership scenarios in breakout groups. Registration opens August 2.

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Chapter Leader Roundtable: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

During this session on Thursday, August 19 at 7 pm CDT, Mariama Boney, ASDA’s D&I Consultant, and Alia Osseiran, D&I Task Force Member, will share key insights from the 2020 DEI member survey and listening sessions, and offer tips for how ASDA leaders can utilize that information to support their members. They’ll also share best practices for having crucial conversations about DEI topics before participants are given an opportunity to apply the tips in breakout group discussions.  This session is intended for ASDA chapter leaders, but all members are welcome. Registration opens August 2.

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Guided Meditation

ASDA will host a guided mediation sponsored by ADA Members Insurance Plans on August 18 from 7:30 – 8 pm CDT to highlight emotional wellness. The mediation will be facilitated by ASDA member Amanda Segel, Columbia ’23. The event is free for members to attend, but they must pre-register. Registration opens August 6.


Preparing for Residency: Applications 101

The Professional Development Committee is excited to announce the second part of the Preparing for Residency Miniseries!

Tune in on July 14th at 6:30pm with the GPR coordinator at Erie County Medical Center, Dr. Rachael Rossitto! This will be a comprehensive presentation on the Do’s and Don’ts of applying to GPR programs and how to be the "Ideal Candidate.”

Please RSVP and submit your questions using this form!


Preparing for Residency: CV Workshop

The Professional Development Committee is excited to announce its first event kicking off a two part Miniseries - Preparing for Residency!

Tune in on June 28th at 6:30pm with the AEGD coordinator at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Joseph Rumfola! This will be a CV Q&A session to get us ready for those residency applications and one you do NOT want to miss. Please RSVP and submit your questions for the CV Workshop using this form!


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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."

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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How to Deal with Patient Dissatisfaction

Wednesday, January 20th at 7pm

Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

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Corporate vs Private Dentistry

Wednesday, February 3rd


Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
Passcode: ASDA

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Insurance Needs of the New Dentist

Wednesday, February 10th


Meeting ID: 933 1078 7750
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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.

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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

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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. ​

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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

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All About the INBDE

About the Exam & How to Ace it


Join us on Monday, 7/6/20 at 7pm to hear all about the new INBDE and how to ace it--from the creators themselves!

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Come join us on May 28th, 2020 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)

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Wellness Group

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