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ARIZONA SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY & ORAL HEALTH
Table of Contents District Meeting in Utah The Founders of ASDA The Color Run Alpha Omega Dental Fun page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5
District 10 Meets in South Jordan, Utah
Six schools within District 10 met at Utah’s first dental school, Roseman University of Health Sciences. Schools participating in the meeting included the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), Midwestern University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), University of Washington, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. The ASDA chapters met for a two-day meeting held on Februray 4, 2012. Past ADA First Vice President, Dr. A.J. Smith, spoke to ASDA leaders about organized dentistry and controversial issues such as mid-level providers. Additionally, representatives from each chapter presented their activities, membership, advocacy, and showcased videos produced by their schools.
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Each ASDA chapter met face-to-face and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each individual chapter. Collaborations between schools were shown to be possible. Ideas sparked from each chapter as they questioned and answered successful events. The meeting also included Annual Session updates and the goals of the district. ASDA leaders ended their night by dining at Tucano’s Brazillian Grill. The next day, other ASDA leaders squeezed in some fun by skiing and snowboarding at nearby resorts. Before heading back home, leaders came up with ideas and events. They are ready to kick off 2012 in the right direction! ~Erin Aying, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health ‘14
THE FOUNDERS OF ASDA
By Thuyvi Amy Truong ASDOH ‘15 American Student Dental Association (ASDA) - You’ve seen our signs, read a plethora of our emails, and heard our countless announcements. In spite of all these promotions, there are not many students that actually know what ASDA represents? Well, it is a national, student-ran organization that gives dental students a platform to voice their opinions, interests, and concerns about where the field of dentistry is today and where it is headed. Furthermore our very own, Dean Dillenberg, was one of the founders of ASDA. Because of Dr. Dillenberg’s ties to ASDA, ASDOH students had the opportunity and privilege of meeting some of the other founders of ASDA. Dr. Harry Martin, the first ASDA President, and Dr. Frank Troxel, the 1st ASDA editor, graced us with their presence on February 6th, 2012 and told us their story of how ASDA came to be. These three men attended dental school during a time when the Jim Crow Act was still enforced and a time when only affluent, Caucasian men were accepted into dental school (with the exception of some Jews) with the goal of retaining their wealth by going into private practice. Dr. Dillenberg, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Troxel all wanted things to change but did not how to materialize the change. Meanwhile, the Student American Medical Association (now known as American Medical Student Association) was organizing an interdisciplinary conference in January 1970 for all students of healthcare professions. Some dental students who attended the event were inspired by the ideas and projects that were presented. The idea to get dental students together was born! In February 1970, several students from many dental schools across the country assembled in Chicago in the first meeting amongst dental students. Immediately following that conference, Dr, Dillenberg, Dr. Martin, Dr. Troxel, as well as several other dental students, wrote the Student American Dental Association (SADA) constitution in a hotel room. SADA addressed issues such as making loans available so that any person could afford dental school, changing the curriculum to reach out to underserved populations, and eliminating quotas so that both men and women of any color could attend dental school based on merit. Now called ASDA, different issues are addressed but nevertheless, these new matters are pertinent and important to us as students, as future dentists, and to the future of dentistry in general. What role will you play in shaping the future of dentistry?
Dr. Frank Troxel
From left: Dr. Frank Troxel, Dr. Jack Dillenburg, Dr. Harry Martin
THE LINGUAL GROOVE
The Color Run Tempe 2012
By Masha Raykhman ASDOH ‘15
Hundreds of people gathered at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, January 28 for the annual Color Run. The Color Run made its first stop of the 20-city tour in Arizona with attendees of all ages and skill level, who gathered for a healthy dose of exercise interspersed with a bombardment of colored powder. During the 5K run, each kilometer was associated with a designated color (1K was yellow, 2K was green, 3K was purple, 4K was pink and the 5K finish was a “color extravaganza”). A significant portion of the race’s proceeds were donated to Banner Health’s Cardon Children’s Medical Center. ASDOH put together a sensational team that, although meager in size, boasted a strong spirit with plenty of colored powder. “We had an amazing time and I still have the color stains to prove it” says Rebecca Tansey D1. The race was a unique event that brought energy and fun to all the participants so start planning your training regime for next year!
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From left: Masha Raykhman, Rebecca Tansey, Melanie Whalen, Dan Roberts and Celine Javanni 3
Alpha Omega ΑΩ
By Ryan Baker ASDOH 14’
Top Left to Right: Diana Lin, Elisabeth Easley, Dr. Irwin Feinberg (Chapter Advisor), Barida Sinaei, David Betesh, Raphael Putrus Bottom Left to Right: Josh Pegel, Sarah Silverstein, Nima Afsari, Ryan Baker, Ilan Shamos, Meyer Zahler, Eric Dugum
Alpha Omega (AO) is an international dental fraternity that represents around 6,000 active dentists and dental students worldwide. AO is one of the oldest international dental fraternities and was originally founded in 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland. The group of dental students who founded the first AO chapter originally did so to fight discrimination present in both dental schools and dental fraternities at that time. In fact, AO was the first dental fraternity to welcome individuals from all ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Today AO has an active international presence in dental schools in The United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and is well known as both an educational and philanthropic fraternity. ASDOH’s AO Chapter, Alpha Zeta, is very much a representative of these international goals. Our Chapter consists of members from different cultures and faiths, and it is these differences that both unite and strengthen our fraternal bond. ASDOH Alpha Omega faculty members also play an active role within our chapter by helping to plan and taking part in Alpha Zeta events and meetings. Our chapter strives to provide educational enhancement opportunities for our members through study sessions, class notes, board materials, and mentoring from upperclassmen. As our chapter is new to ASDOH this year, our community efforts are just now getting off the ground. We are currently in the process of working with ASDOH’s Special Needs Department Faculty to develop programs and projects to help our members reach out to one of the largest underserved populations in our community. In addition to our educational and philanthropic activities, we enjoy connecting with AO alumni by participating in local AO Alumni Chapter meetings, events, parties, and continuing education courses. We are also excited to be attending the International Alpha Omega Annual Meeting taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona this upcoming January (this is an annual AO meeting were both AO alumni and student members come from all over the world to socialize, network, and discuss AO matters). Our chapter thrives on the unique diversity of our members and how we are all brought together through our common passions for higher learning and of dentistry for the underserved. We hope you will come join us at one of our upcoming meetings and/or events to get a better feel of what Alpha Omega is all about.
Left to Right: Elisabeth Easley, Dr. Seymour Evans (AO Alumni), Raphael Putrus
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Alpha Omega Alpha Zeta
Delta Sigma Delta – ΔΣΔ
~ Erin Aying, ASDOH ‘14 Dental Formal Delta Sigma Delta is the oldest international professional dental fraternity. It was created by two dental students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. The chapter began in 1882 and today the dental fraternity is seen in dental schools across the nation. The founding members transposed the initials of D.D.S degree to D.S.D. They substituted it for Greek letters and the Delta Sigma Delta was born.
Undergraduate Chapters are located in dental schools throughout the United States, Europe, as well as Australia. At the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, the Delta Sigma Delta Alpha Nu chapter strives for knowledge, strength, and justice. Over the last year Delta Sigma Delta holds various events including our Oral Cancer Walk, Hemophilia Walk, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Flagstaff Ski Trip, Annual Halloween Party, Toga Party, National (Savannah, GA) and Western Annual Regional Meeting (Los Angeles, CA). There are other upcoming scheduled trips including Delta Sigma Delta trip to Las Vegas in which other schools will attend (University of Pacific, University of California, Los Angeles, & University of Southern California) in March 2012. Other trips include Rocky Point, Mexico, hiking, snowboarding, and educational courses. The Delta Sigma Delta chapter hopes to incorporate educational classes such as financing after dental school. We encourage all students to attend for networking, educational learning, community service, as well as some time to have some fun. We look forward in all of you joining next year and participating in our events! Hope to see you there and join our family!
Nationals in Savannah, GA
Talent Show with Dr. Bell
Annual Regional Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Flagstaff Ski Trip
Dental Crossword Puzzle
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2. hardest and most mineralized tissue in the human body 3. Jack London wrote about white ones. Vampires have sharp ones and we don't have any. 4. unicorn of the sea that has a tusk with the exact opposite anatomy of a human tooth 6. this famous dentist was a gambler and gunfighter of the American Old West who is often remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp. 7. an overabundance of fluorine in the diet can create white or mottled spots on the teeth 10. removal of a small piece of tissue for diagnostic examination 11. not just found in orange juice 12. this scaly _________ is the only mammal that does not have teeth. It is also UCIs mascot.
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In this pocket you will find A teensy, tiny tooth of mine. So while I sleep where dreams are made, Let's see if you can make a trade. In this pocket I will lay, the little tooth I lost today. Please, dear fairy, tonight as I sleep leave me a coin. My tooth you can keep. - Author Unknown
1. The only dean of any dental school that has spent time with Bob Marley in Jamaica. 5. she will give you a coin for your pearls 8. what is the average age for your second molars to begin eruption? 9. this gram + streptococcus is one of the most significant contributors to supragingival tooth decay. 13. rare dental condition characterized by congenital absence of all teeth (primary and permanent) 14. You always want to give your best first _______ 15. London ______ is falling down 16. How many dental specialties does the ADA recognize? 17. a simple pump that is used with hypodermic needles to inject (or remove) liquid and gases into body tissues 18. sugar alcohol found in some gums that can aid in caries prevention (in large amounts can also give you the runs) 19. severe lack of vitamin C affects periodontal and other connective tissue, causing purple, swollen, bleeding gums and, if untreated, tooth loss
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