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2016 ASDA Annual Session

Colorado ASDA Wins Big!

Colorado ASDA
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Our very own Colorado Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) was nationally recognized for their hard work and success by being named the 2016 Ideal ASDA Chapter. ASDA represents 92% of the national dental student population, and has more than 22,000 members including dental and pre-dental students. This award recognized Colorado—out of 65 chapters nationwide—as the best ASDA chapter in the country. Ideal ASDA highlights accomplishments in membership, communications, activities, pre-dental involvement and advocacy. This is the first time Colorado has won this award.

The award was made even more special by being presented by the national ASDA president, Christian Piers, who is also a student at the CU School of Dental Medicine. As one of his last presidential duties, Piers hosted the ASDA Gold Crown Awards where he also honored several other awards to the Colorado Chapter including the Gold Crown Awards for "Outstanding Use of Social Media" and "Best Newsletter Layout and Design." Congratulations to the outgoing Colorado ASDA president and District 9 Trustee, Kyle Larsen, our Electronic Editor, Ali Lindauer and Editor-in-Chief, Rick Collette for these achievements.

Piers completed his term as national president of the American Student Dental Association at the ASDA's 46th Annual Session in Dallas, Texas. He also chaired the ASDA Board of Trustees this past year, and will continue to serve on the board as Immediate Past President. Learn more about the impact Piers helped make during his tenure as president including initiatives with licensure reform, student debt and more.

Congratulations to all of our students involved for these well-deserved recognitions!​ We are proud of you!