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2022 ASDA Presidential Address

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ASDA Buffalo is the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association, as well as the Dental Student Association for the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Thus, ASDA Buffalo acts as the liaison for dental students to the national ASDA organization, the regional Eighth District Dental Society, and the local dental school at UB. Nationally, ASDA protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of over 23,000 member dental students across the nation, and is the largest student-run organization in the country; representing students from all 66 dental schools. At Buffalo, all of our students are ASDA members, as well as ADA Student members. ASDA Buffalo is a proud member of District II (aka District TOOTH) which also includes the dental schools at Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Touro.


ASDA Buffalo's goal is to improve the dental school experience, making it as valuable and memorable as possible for students. We strive to maximize education, engagement, and well-being. Whether students are staying healthy participating in our wellness workouts, advocating for patient and provider rights in Albany or Washington D.C., catching up with friends at a social event, learning how to become more sustainable dentists, or volunteering within the Buffalo community, they are constantly making the most of their dental school experience. Our chapter has something to offer for every type of student, from academic and professional development to social events and networking.


ASDA Buffalo introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and fosters an atmosphere of community and engagement. As the future of our profession is ever-changing, we are constantly aiming to enhance our chapter and its initiatives. Thank you for your interest in ASDA Buffalo, and we hope that this website will help you get to know more about our chapter and our leadership. If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out to any of us! Welcome to Buffalo!


- Drew Hanna '23 |

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