Student Spouses

supporting and connecting spouses

As the spouse of an American Student Dental Association (ASDA) member, you are eligible for a Student Membership in the Alliance of the American Dental Association. Membership in the Alliance provides opportunities to interact with others who share common concerns and interests, as well as opportunities to participate in special conferences, workshops, and community programs related to dentistry and dental health.

As a member, you will receive issues of the AADA newsletter, KEY, which provides on a quarterly basis information related to current issues facing dentistry, the dental family, and Alliance projects and events.

For more information contact:
Central Office
PH: (813) 540-2154

ADPAC Lunch & Learn Program for Dental Students and their Spouses

The ADPAC Lunch & Learn Program lets you enjoy free pizza and learn about:

  • Why is political action important to dental students and practicing dentists?
  • How does the government impact dentistry?
  • How can you be an advocate for your future patients, your future practice, and your future community?

There is a program kit which contains:

  • Five steps to hosting an ADPAC Lunch & Learn
  • ADPAC PowerPoint
  • Capwiz sign-up information

If you are interested in having a copy of the program kit or in doing a program, please contact:

Jerilyn Bird
AADA ADPAC Representative

ADA Members Insurance Plans underwritten by Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Companyor Dental Students

As a member of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and student members of the American Dental Association (ADA), your spouse can sign up for no-cost life and disability insurance through ADA Members Insurance Plans. The American Dental Association (ADA) picks up the tab during dental school through December 31 of each student’s graduation year.

  • No-cost Life Insurance
  • No-cost Disability Insurance

Activation is immediate but students DO need to sign up for each policy. Contact an Insurance Plan Specialist or call 888.463.4545 if you have questions or want help developing a customized insurance strategy for your family.

Student Spouse Support Fund Available

Through the generosity of the ADA Insurance Plans, the Alliance is pleased to announce the development of the Student Spouse Support Fund. The major purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to student spouse members interested in developing their roles as Dental Health Education and Legislative advocates for the dental profession.

Many times the desire is there to organize an event, but not the funds. It is hoped that by removing the financial burden, the desire will shine through. The Alliance greatly appreciates the financial and moral support that ADA Insurance Plans has given us. We hope you will take full advantage of the Student Spouse Support Fund.

Student Spouse Member groups may use the application form to apply for funds.  Some possible activities include, but not limited to:

  • Purchasing supplies for a DHE program at a local school
  • Food or other supplies for a legislative meet and greet.
  • Organize a social get-together to introduce more student spouses to the Alliance
  • Off-setting expenses for an access program done in conjunction with the dental school.  For example:  assist with Give Kids A Smile Day, and provide lunch for the volunteers.

Student Spouses Attend Conference
Nancy Uhlmansiek, Student Spouse Trustee,
Bryant, District 8 Trustee, Becky Jackson (UT),
Ashley Patrick (TX) and Brittney Checketts (WI)
at ADPAC Breakfast in Branson, MO.

Welcome Back to School!
From the OSU Student Spouse Alliance
Jen Hickey and Kelsey Modugno

Brittney Checketts of the MUSoD Student Spouse
Alliance organized a trip to a Milwaukee Brewers game.

Student Spouses at Silly Sox Party
Julie Lewis, Kyla Rollins, and Misty Kalke –
from Case Western in Ohio
Megan Beatty and Amber Huang –
from University of Illinois at Chicago