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Touro College of Dental Medicine Hosts ASDA/SPEA Event

InTouch 5-8-17

The inaugural joint meeting of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and the Student Professional Ethics Association (SPEA)—chapters at the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College—was held on April 28 in the Skyline Dining Room. The event, sponsored by TCDM and the two chapters, the Ninth District Dental Association and the New York Section of the American College of Dentists, covered a variety of topics including an overview of organized dentistry and the transition from student to practitioner, the importance of tripartite membership and its benefits, a discussion of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics, the American College of Dentists, its Code of Ethics and its relationship to SPEA, ethical considerations and a series of questions and answers for the panel. The participants from left, included: Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., TCDM senior associate dean for academic and administrative affairs; Mary Ellen Lukaswitz, D.M.D., Ninth District president; Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., TCDM founding dean; Paul Kim, D.D.S., past-president of the Ninth District; Mark A. Bauman, D.D.S., regent, American College of Dentists; Jessica Li and Ben Kahan, TCDM student presidents of the ASDA and SPEA chapters. View the photo gallery here