To promote diversity at UConn School of Dental Medicine, we continuously celebrate our diverse student population. We hold conversations about our backgrounds- different countries, languages, religions. We hold events such as Culture Shock, where we educate our student body about diversity. Every day, we celebrate diversity at UConn! @dentalstudents #asdadiversity
We had such a great turnout for the UConn ASDA annual vendor fair! Students, residents, and faculty came and spoke with all of the vendors. Relationships were made, raffle prizes were won, and pizza was eaten! What a great night. Thanks to our fundraising committee @lilyetemad @yumna_arif @dunkinadams
Welcome back to our third year dental students who have been traveling the globe during this spring break. They provided dental care in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Guatemala! Now it’s time to take their new skills back to the UConn clinic! 🦷🦷🦷
ASDA members got active with this awesome Zumba event organized by our Wellness committee! Every day is a good day to get up and get active- exercise fuels our body and brain 💪🏼🧠🏃🏻♀️🏃🏾♂️ #asdawellness #getfit #dowhatyoulove #exercisemotivation #zumba
Congrats to our very own UConn ASDA president @mairchalupa who received an amazing honor this past weekend at the ASDA annual session in Pittsburgh. She received the 2019 National ASDA President of the Year Award. She was recognized out of 24,000 members across 66 dental schools and she truly deserves this amazing reward. Congrats Mair, we are all so proud of you and thankful to have you as our chapter president!
Don’t forget to sign up for these great events for Legislative week! Check @marinazoghbi ‘s emails for more details!!
Check out all of the kind acts that have been going on at UConn! Don’t forget to submit your Random Acts of Kindness! Whenever someone does a random act of kindness for you, you can write their FIRST + LAST name and what they did on an piece of paper and put it inside one of the decorated boxes in the lecture halls. You can choose to be anonymous or include your name. Submissions can be made in Patterson and Friends until February 22!
Come to this awesome event! December 12th 5:30pm -7:30pm in Friends lecture hall. You don’t want to miss it!
This past weekend, UConn Dental sent 5 of our members to the ASDA National Leadership Conference in Chicago. There were over 800+ students from across the country and they attended breakout sessions on subjects pertaining to advocacy as dental students. They learned what students can do to make their voice heard, membership engagement ideas, career planning such as a CV workshop and financial planning advice. There were also sessions on overall personal wellness like mindfulness and ergonomics lessons. There was also some time for exploring the city! What a great weekend. . . . #ASDAadvocacy #asdanlc #wellness #asdafever #nlc18
A big thank you to our ASDA second year class reps @miacarlone & @vipra13 for organizing a very successful Wax & Relax!! The second years showed first years how to wax up a tooth, along with snacks and a contest! Everyone had a great time and the first years are ready to take on Dental Morphology 😁😁
Today’s #membermonday goes out to our hardworking ASDA President, Mair! A fun fact about Mair is that she loves heights with pretty views waiting ⛰ Have a great week everyone! . . . #membermonday #asdapresident #uconnasda #prettyviews
Advocacy Molar Bear visits UConn Dental. Great start to Advocacy month! One way our chapter promoted advocacy this fall was arranging a meeting with Congressman Joe Courtney where we discussed student loans. Our legislative team also encouraged students to suscribe to the new podcast series by the ADA, “Tooth Talk”. Tooth Talk informs about current issues in dentistry in Washington, D.C. and across the country. #advocacybear #ASDAadvocacy @dentalstudents
Today’s #membermonday goes out to our cheery second year rep @miacarlone! A fun fact about Mia is that she got a puppy on Saturday named Luigi! Swipe to see this cute 🐶
The ASDA Wellness committee organized a free yoga class in the wellness center tonight! An instructor came and led the class through relaxation and yoga techniques. It was a great study break and a way for everyone to relax a little on this Thursday evening. Thanks wellness committee!!
UConn ASDA held our annual fall festival this weekend to raise money for Give Back a Smile! Uconn dental and medical students came out to celebrate the fall weather with apple picking, cider, donuts and pumpkin painting. Thanks to @donderoorchards for hosting us! . . . #asdafundraising #givebackasmile #uconnasda #fundraising #fallfestival
This week’s belated #membermonday features our energetic community service chair Felicia! Fun fact: This past March, Felicia went to Guatemala for a dental mission trip. She fell in love with mission trips during her undergrad experience at UConn, when she was able to go to Honduras through the predental society. Have a great week everyone!!
Mason jars are a great meal prep tool to ensure healthy lunches! The tight seal keeps the ingredients fresh all week. Helpful hint: put the dressing on the bottom, far away from the lettuce on the top so that it doesn’t get soggy! Happy #wellnesswednesday everyone! What are your meal prep strategies? . . . #wellnesswednesday #asdawellness #mealprep #masonjarsalad #eatingclean #healthyeating