Member of the Month


Jenna Vander Velden

Jenna Vander Velden graduated from Trent University (Canada) with a Bachelor of Science. She is currently a D3 serving as ASDA’s Vice President actively involved ASDA fundraising, social events, advocacy and the MDA and WDDS.

What do you like most about dental school?

The best thing about dental school is the friends that I’ve made! It is so important to
have a good support system through school.

What has been your favorite ASDA experience so far?

Going to the ASDA Annual District Conference in Indiana. It was great to meet and
socialize with dental students from other schools!


What is your favorite quote?

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”


What is your biggest piece of advice for pre-dental students looking to apply?

It is inevitable that things will be stressful at times but remember there is light at the
end of the tunnel! Also, give yourself ample time to complete your application and be
passionate during your interviews.

What’s been the most memorable experience from dental school so far?

My most memorable experience in dental school was doing my first crown! It is so
rewarding when you finally put your pre-clinical skills to work on a real patient.

Hall of Fame

January: Rachel Crittenden ('22)
February: Kaysee Ishman ('22)
Predental Student
March: Sarah Kowalski ('22)
Alex Bageris
April: Andrew Kotlarz ('22)
May: Anna Kelman ('22)
June: Jenna Vander Velden ('22)
July: Sarah Swartz ('22)
August: Chrissy Gauss ('22)
September: Ryan Beyea ('21)
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October: Alex Eason ('23)
November: Ardwan Meshaal ('23)
December: Malaak Hamadeh ('23)
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September: Ryan Beyea ('21)