Who we are

  • ASDA (American Student Dental Association) is a leading national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students.

  • ASDA represents close to 19,000 students from all the dental schools nationwide (including Puerto Rico).​

  • The ASDA chapter at the University of Maryland is a part of District 3, which comprises of five dental schools in total: University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Howard University and the University of Maryland.

  • We are one of the few schools which has an auto-enrolled ASDA membership, meaning a portion of your tuition has already paid for both your local and national ASDA dues.

  • As an ASDA member, you automatically receive membership to the American Dental Association (ADA), and have access to tons of information beneficial to you as a student and as a future dentist.

  • You can also register for free $50,000 life insurance, $2,000 disability insurance and many more perks!

  • We have many lunch-and-learns planned along with an Emergency Drill Session for the D1’s, and plenty of national conferences in Chicago, DC, and Anaheim! Get pumped up for a year full of great memories and opportunities to expand your horizons.

To learn more about ASDA, go to asdanet.org.

Check out what ASDA is currently working on at the government level and our Calendar for events being host by ASDA and other student organizations on the University of Maryland campus.

We also love to hear from dental and predental students!


Please Contact Us with any comments, questions, or concerns!