The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy. The American Student Dental Association has chapters at each of the 65 U.S. dental schools. ASDA holds three national meetings each year: Annual Session, Lobby Day and the National Leadership Conference. All members are welcome to attend. Each event includes education, networking opportunities and the chance to meet dental and predental students from around the country.