Written by Asma Patel, DMD 2017 student and ASDA District 11 Leadership Development Chair
ASDA held their annual District 11 meeting at Pacific Dental Services in Irvine on Saturday, October 10th. The conference hosted over 200 dental students from all six dental schools around California. Our very own Dr. Elizabeth Andrews and District 11 Trustee, DMD 2017 student Laine Janzen kicked off the conference. Keynote speaker, Alex Banayan, who is an author and the World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist, followed with a talk about keys to launching a successful career. There were many other motivational and inspiring speakers such as former ASDA National President, Kris Mendoza and ADA President-Elect, Dr. Carol Summerhays. The conference also hosted 30 Pre-Dental students that had the chance to have a school specific presentation from every dental school as well as tips for DAT and dental school applications. Attendees all got the chance to interact with many vendors at the vendor fair after the conference. An evening social hosted by Medical Protective followed the conference at the Newport Dunes Resort. We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference next year!