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2016 House of Delegates Adopted Resolutions

Education & Licensure 

Resolution 200-2016 Medicaid Patients 

Resolution 201-2016 Adoption of Interim Policy: Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-1 Initial Licensure Pathways’ 

Resolution 202-2016 Rescission of Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-3 Definition of Curriculum Integrated Format’ 

Resolution 203-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-4 Externships’ 

Resolution 205-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘A-14 Residency Application Process’ 

Resolution 206-2016 Advanced Dental Aptitude Test (ADAT) Policy 

Membership & Professional Issues 

Resolution 300-2016 ASDA Membership Dues Increase 

Resolution 303-2016 Dental Student Participation in Lobby Days and Organized Dentistry Events 

Resolution 305-2016 Supporting the Academic Success and Professional Development of Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting Dental Students 

Resolution 306-2016 Amendment of Bylaws Article V Organization, Section 2. Chapter – to Reinstate Predental Chapters 

Resolution 307-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-9 Written Consent for Student-to-Student Injections’ 

Resolution 309-2016 Dental Practice Ownership 

Resolution 310-2016 Comprehensive Statement on Teledentistry 

Resolution 311-2016 Hippocratic/Professional Oath 

Governance 

Resolution 400RC-2016 Amendment to Bylaws Article IV Leadership, Section 4. Eligibility 

Resolution 401-2016 Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, B. ‘Election Code of Conduct’ 

Resolution 402-2016 Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, C. ‘Presentation of Platform to the House of Delegates’ 

Resolution 403-2016 Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, D. ‘Questioning of Advancing Candidates’ 

Resolution 404-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-1 Predoctoral Training in a Hospital Setting’ 

Resolution 405-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-7 Extramural Clinical Rotations in Underserved Areas’ 

Resolution 406-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-3 Independent Practice’ 

Resolution 407-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-5 Accreditation of Dental Programs’ 

Resolution 408RC-2016 Amendment to Current ASDA Statement of Position or Policy ‘D-1, Student Involvement in Dental Research’ 

Resolution 409RC-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘D-2 Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education’ 

Resolution 410-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-3 School Closings’ 

Resolution 411-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-8 Faculty-Student Interaction’ 

Resolution 412RC-2016 Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘G-1 Student Representation in National Organizations Determining Educational Policy for Dental Schools’ 

Resolution 413-2016 Rescission of Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-3 Smokeless Tobacco Labeling’ 

Resolution 414B-2016 Board Substitute- Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-8 Disclosure and Testing of HIV-Positive Status of Health Care Providers’ 


 

Resolution Number: 200-2016

Title: Medicaid Patients

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Council on Advocacy

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association encourages all U.S. CODA-accredited dental schools to accept Medicaid patients at their respective clinics.

Action: The Chair moves 200-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 201-2016

Title: Adoption of Interim Policy: Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-1 Initial Licensure Pathways’

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Board of Trustees

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-1 Initial Licensure Pathways (revised 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2013)’ be rescinded, and be it further

Resolved, that the Interim L-1 Initial Licensure Pathways policy be adopted.

L-1 Initial Licensure Pathways
ASDA understands alternatives that are preferable to the current process exist, however the Association believes an ideal licensure exam:

  • Does not use human subjects in a live clinical testing scenario
  • Is psychometrically valid and reliable in its assessment
  • Is reflective of the scope of current dental practice
  • Is universally accepted

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) believes demonstration of both kinesthetic and clinical decision-making competence is necessary to obtain initial dental licensure. ASDA believes this should be demonstrated through the following:

  • Manikin-based kinesthetic assessment,
  • A non-patient based Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and
  • Submission of a portfolio of comprehensive patient care.

Action: The Chair moves 201-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 202-2016

Title: Rescission of Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-3 Definition of Curriculum Integrated Format’

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Board of Trustees

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘L-3 Definition of Curriculum Integrated Format (2007)’ be rescinded.

Action:The Chair moves 202-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 203-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-4 Externships’

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Goverance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-4 Externships (1977, revised 1992)’ be amended to read as follows:

B-4 Externships (1977, revised 1992)
The American Student Dental Association encourages the development of hospital, community health, specialty and other externship experiences for dental students, and the formalization and awarding of credit for such experiences in each school's curriculum.

Action: The Chair moves 203-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 205-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘A-14 Residency Application Process’

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsor(s): Christian Piers, president, Colorado '16

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy A-14 Residency Application Process (2005, revised 2008, 2012) be amended to read as follows:

 

A-14 Residency Application and Resident Selection Process (2005, revised 2008, 2012)
The American Student Dental Association encourages all U.S. CODA-accredited residency programs to participate uniformly in the National Matching Service (Match) and to accept a standard, universal and affordable application and admissions process that does not request supplemental material already provided by the standard application.

Action: The Chair moves 205-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 206-2016

Title: Advanced Dental Aptitude Test (ADAT) Policy

Reference Committee Assignment: Education and Licensure

Sponsors: Brenna Croft, First Delegate, Louisiana State University
  Lindi Perkins, Second Delegate, Louisiana State University
  Ronna Rowland, First Delegate, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Andrew Mills, Second Delegate, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Ronald Young, First Delegate, University of Mississippi
  Coury Zachary, Second Delegate, University of Mississippi
  Alison Novakovic, First Delegate, University of Florida
  Preston Hansen, First Delegate, Nova Southeastern University
  Shaileen Ejtemai, Second Delegate, Nova Southeastern University
  Fabiola Salgado, First Delegate, Puerto Rico
  Laura Guerra, Second Delegate, Puerto Rico
  Desiree McMillen, First Delegate, LECOM
  William Buis, Second Delegate, LECOM

Financial Impact: Estimated savings of $250+ for dental students interested in advanced dental education

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that American Student Dental Association (ASDA) adopt the following policy:

ASDA encourages residency programs not to use the ADAT until it is validated with several years of results.

ASDA encourages the ADA to extend the term of the pilot phase of a suggested 3-5 year period for the purpose of data collection and refinement of the exam.

ASDA encourages the ADA to subsidize the cost of the ADAT exam until the “pilot” phase is finished.

Upon completion of the pilot phase, ASDA encourages residency programs to weigh the ADAT no more heavily than class rank, GPA, or other criteria.

ASDA encourages ADEA PASS to not publish ADAT scores on the PASS application until after the pilot period.

Action: The Chair moves to refer 206-2016 to the 2016-17 Board of Trustees and report back at the 2017 Annual Session.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 300-2016

Title: ASDA Membership Dues Increase

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Executive Committee

Financial Impact: Yes

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA national dues for active predoctoral, predental and international dental student membership increase $5 from current established dues effective for the 2018 membership year.

Action: The Chair moves 300-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 303-2016

Title: Dental Student Participation in Lobby Days and Organized Dentistry Events

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): Steven Feldman, Maryland Legislative Liaison

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association encourages U.S. Dental Schools to allow the dental school curriculum to accommodate students interested in participating in national and state-level events related to organized dentistry, including lobby days; and be it further

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association emphasizes the necessity for students taking advantage of such curriculum accommodations to be in good academic standing and maintain appropriate academic standards, while making up all missed work in a timely fashion.

Action: The Chair moves 303-2016 with a recommendation of a No vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: The Reference Committee recommendation of a No vote was not adopted. 303-2016 was adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 305-2016

Title: Supporting the Academic Success and Professional Development of Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting Dental Students

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Council on Professional Issues

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association encourages all dental schools to enact written leave of absence policies and procedures for students who are pregnant, postpartum, or parenting in accordance with Title IX of the US Education Amendments of 1972 including, but not limited to:

  1. Reasonable accommodations—including but not limited to excusing absences, rescheduling exams, and extending deadlines for clinical responsibilities—as necessary for:
    1. The perinatal period and its various demands on the mother
    2. Postpartum recovery and maternal-infant bonding
    3. Paternity leave encouraging father engagement and bonding
    4. Pediatrician visits and other required and recommended health care needs for children
     
  2. Alternatives for students returning from leave of absence to complete any missed clinical or academic work, including options that would allow the student to be reinstated to the same status upon when the leave began, and allow the student to determine the most suitable alternative for their individual circumstances
  3. Recommendations and information about resources for postpartum and parenting students, such as lactation facilities and local child care centers
  4. Contact information for the dental school or parent institution’s Title IX Coordinator, and be it further

Resolved, that the current ASDA Statements of Position or Policy, Section E-6 – Leave of Absence be amended as follows:

It is recognized that circumstances or opportunities may arise which demand or legitimately necessitate a temporary interruption in a dental student's course of education and training. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, the recommendation of a physician or counselor providing treatment to the dental student, death, illness or infirmity of a close family member, financial distress, professional obligations, and other family tragedies.

Under these circumstances, it expected that a reasonable attempt will be made by the dental school to approve requests for leave of absence, and that such requests will be judged by the same criteria and considered without discrimination among students. It is also expected that when necessary and appropriate, accommodations be made to facilitate a student's continued participation in the program of study, providing that the cost of such accommodations is reasonable, and do not infringe on the rights of others, and be it further

Resolved, that the newly adopted policy be distributed in Spring 2016 to all deans of all dental schools, as well as offices of academic affairs, clinical affairs, and student affairs.

Action: The Chair moves 305-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 306-2016

Title: Amendment of Bylaws Article V Organization, Section 2. Chapter-to Reinstate Predental Chapters

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Council on Membership

Financial Impact: ASDA is forecasting $500 in revenue for new chapter application fees and one-time startup expenses of $1,150 in legal fees for review of new chapter agreements for an overall impact of a $650 loss for 2016.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Bylaws Article V Organization, Section 2. Chapter be amended to read as follows:

Section 2. Chapters
  1. Predoctoral Chapter
    • A chapter may be established at any predoctoral dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States and its territories, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees as per the Standing Rules of the House of Delegates. A chapter is a separate legal entity. The association is not responsible for debts or obligations of a chapter and a chapter is not responsible for the debts or obligations of the association. A chapter’s charter may be suspended or revoked for cause by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Trustees.
     
  2. Predental Chapter
    • A chapter may be established at any undergraduate college or university, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees as per the Standing Rules of the Board of Trustees. A chapter is a separate legal entity. The association is not responsible for debts or obligations of a chapter and a chapter is not responsible for the debts or obligations of the association. A chapter’s charter may be suspended or revoked for cause by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Trustees.
     

Action: The Chair moves 306-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 307-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-9 Written Consent for Student-to-Student Injections’

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-9 Written Consent for Student-to-Student Injections (2012)’ be amended to read as follows:

B-9 Written Consent for Student-to-Student Procedures (2012)
The American Student Dental Association supports the utilization of informed written consent and all appropriate safety measures by schools that employ student-to-student clinical experiences including but not limited to local anesthetic injections and placement of sealants. ASDA encourages schools to provide alternative learning opportunities for students who do not wish to participate.

Action: The Chair moves 307-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 309-2016

Title: Dental Practice Ownership

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsors: James Wanamaker, Chair of the Council on Advocacy, Buffalo
  Andrew Naeger, Chair of the Council on Professional Issues, Texas-Houston
  Greg Sabino, Editor-in-Chief, Stony Brook
  Greg Shank, Chair of the Leadership Development Work Group, Stony Brook
  Yeri Guak, Chair of the Council on Membership, Midwestern AZ
  Laura Nelson, Chair of the Council on Communications, Texas-Houston
  Jordan Janis, Immediate Past ADPAC Student Director, Arizona
  Matthew Bridges, Immediate Past Legislative Coordinator Districts 8-9, Oklahoma
  Dave Lane, Legislative Coordinator Districts 1-3, Boston
  Abby Halpern, Legislative Coordinator Districts 4-5, Georgia
  Chris Klekamp, Legislative Coordinator Districts 8-9, Colorado
  Matt Stephens, Legislative Coordinator Districts 10-11, Los Angeles
  Chelsea Rajagopalan, Council on Professional Issues Associate, Rutgers

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association believes patient’s interests are best served when dental practices are owned and controlled by dentists licensed in the jurisdictions where those practices are located; and be it further

Resolved, that the association favors utilizing a dentist-led team approach to ensure that no practice modalities or treatment criteria interfere with the dentist-patient relationship, provider autonomy, and treatment within the standard of care.

Action: The Chair moves 309-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 310-2016

Title: Comprehensive Statement on Teledentistry

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsors: Abby Halpern, Legislative Coordinator Districts 4-5, Georgia
  James Wanamaker, Chair of the Council on Advocacy, Buffalo
  Dave Lane, Legislative Coordinator District 1-3, Boston
  Nathaniel Cook, Legislative Coordinator Districts 6-7, Marquette
  Chris Klekamp, Legislative Coordinator Districts 8-9, Colorado
  Matt Stephens, Legislative Coordinator Districts 10-11, UCLA
  Adam Saltz, Contributing Editor, Nova Southeastern
  Chelsea Rajagopalan, Associate, Council on Professional Issues, Rutgers
  Sara Perrone, First Delegate, President Elect, Buffalo

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association task the Council on Professional Issues with investigating the feasibility of developing a comprehensive policy on teledentistry; and be it further

Resolved, that if deemed feasible, the Council on Professional Issues develop a comprehensive policy on teledentistry for presentation at the ASDA House of Delegates 2017.

Action: The Chair moves 310-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 311-2016

Title: Hippocratic/Professional Oath

Reference Committee Assignment: Membership and Professional Issues

Sponsor(s): John Barrett, Boston University

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the American Student Dental Association task the Council on Professional Issues with investigating the feasibility of developing a professional oath; and be it further

Resolved, that if deemed feasible, the Council on Professional Issues develop a professional oath for presentation at the ASDA House of Delegates 2017.

Action: The Chair moves 311-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 400RC-2016

Title: Amendment to Bylaws Article IV Leadership, Section 4. Eligibility

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2016 Governance Reference Committee

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Bylaws Article IV Leadership, Section 4. Eligibility be amended to read as follows:

Section 4. Eligibility

A member is eligible for election or appointment to a national leadership position if he/she is a member in good standing with his/her school and chapter, consents to candidacy and submits an application and required materials to the executive director by an established deadline.

Candidates who apply for an officer position may not apply for any other national leadership position during the same application cycle.

Action: The Chair moves substitution of 400RC-2016 for 400-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 401-2016

Title: Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, B. ‘Election Code of Conduct’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, B. ‘Election Code of Conduct’ be amended to read as follows:

Each president/vice president or speaker of the House candidate must be officially nominated by a person of his or her choice at the House of Delegates Business Meeting II scheduled on Thursday morning. Nominators will be allowed 1 minute maximum to nominate and introduce their candidate, including a brief explanation of the candidate’s experience and previous ASDA positions held. Should there be fewer than three official candidates for president/vice president or fewer than one official candidate for speaker of the House, it is the responsibility of the House to nominate someone from the floor.

Each president/vice president and speaker of the House candidate must also designate an escort who will serve as a neutral party and escort each candidate through the caucuses. The escort will be responsible for monitoring the door and time.

Each candidate receives a copy of these guidelines and a statement to sign, certifying that he/she has read the guidelines; promises to abide by them; will immediately report any deviations of which he/she becomes aware to the officers of the association; and will notify and try to correct any supporter upon learning of an actual or potential deviation.

Action: The Chair moves 401-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 402-2016

Title: Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, C. ‘Presentation of Platform to the House of Delegates’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, C. ‘Presentation of Platform to the House of Delegates’ be amended to read as follows:

Each candidate for president/vice president will have exactly seven (7) minutes to present his or her platform to the members of the House of Delegates. Each candidate for speaker of the House will have exactly five (5) minutes to address the House of Delegates. Presentations will be given in alphabetical order by last name, beginning with candidates for president/vice president. All candidates who are not addressing the House will be escorted out of the room. Delegates are not permitted to pose questions to the candidates at this time. A staff member will keep time and signal the candidate.

Action: The Chair moves 402-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 403-2016

Title: Amendment to Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, D. ‘Questioning of Advancing Candidates’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Standing Rules of the House of Delegates Section 7. Elections, D. ‘Questioning of Advancing Candidates’ be amended to read as follows:

For candidates advancing from the first round of balloting, each candidate for president/vice president will have five (5) questions and one (1) minute per question and each candidate for speaker will have three (3) questions and 1 minute per question to answer the question. Questions for advancing candidates will be answered in reverse alphabetical order by last name. All candidates not addressing the House will be escorted out of the room. Questions should be submitted by the deadline set by the speaker of the House. Up to two questions are to be submitted by each district caucus for both president/vice president and speaker candidates. The same questions are asked of every candidate for a particular position and are selected by the speaker of the House. In the event the speaker of the House is a candidate, the president will select questions for advancing candidates. A staff member will keep time and signal the candidate.

Action: The Chair moves 403-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 404-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-1 Predoctoral Training in a Hospital Setting’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-1 Predoctoral Training in a Hospital Setting (1973, revised 1992)’ be amended to read as follows:

B-1 Predoctoral Training in a Hospital Setting (1973, revised 1992)
The American Student Dental Association supports clinical training within a hospital setting of an adequate duration or minimum percentage of total clinical training. Rotations of one week or greater should be encouraged, including training in hospital protocol and techniques of physical diagnosis related to the dental treatment of medically compromised patients.

The American Student Dental Association supports involvement in the hospital setting as part of the dental education curriculum.

Action: The Chair moves 404-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 405-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-7 Extramural Clinical Rotations in Underserved Areas’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘B-7 Extramural Clinical Rotations in Underserved Areas (2006, revised 2012)’ be amended to read as follows:

B-7 Extramural Clinical Rotations in Underserved Areas (2006, revised 2012)
The American Student Dental Association encourages all U.S. CODA-accredited dental schools to adopt extramural clinical rotations in underserved areas as part of their curriculum.

Action: The Chair moves 405-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 406-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-3 Independent Practice’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-3 Independent Practice (1985)’ be amended to read as follows:

C-3 Independent Practice (1985)
The American Student Dental Association is strongly opposed to independent dental hygiene practice, and favors utilizing a dentist-led team approach for providing comprehensive dental care.

Action: The Chair moves 406-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 407-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-5 Accreditation of Dental Programs’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘C-5 Accreditation of Dental Programs (2010)’ be amended to read as follows:

C-5 Accreditation of Dental Programs (2010)
The American Student Dental Association supports Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) evaluation for accreditation of all programs that train dental students and dentists to perform irreversible procedures.

Action: The Chair moves 407-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 408RC-2016

Title: Amendment to Current ASDA Statement of Position or Policy ‘D-1, Student Involvement in Dental Research’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2016 Governance Reference Committee

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that the Current ASDA Statement of Position or Policy, Section D-1, Student Involvement in Dental Research (1975) be amended to read as follows:

D-1 Student Involvement in Dental Research (1975)
The American Student Dental Association actively encourages the participation of interested dental students in dental research projects, research conferences and research externships, with the goal of improving oral and in turn systemic health for all.

Action: The Chair moves adoption of 408RC-2016 in lieu of 408-2016 and 415-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 409RC-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘D-2 Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2016 Governance Reference Committee

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘D-2 Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education (1992)’ be amended to read as follows:

D-2 Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education (1992)
The American Student Dental Association supports the use of animals in scientific research in a responsible manner. Researchers should respectfully adhere to relevant animal study regulations, including but not limited to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Action: The Chair moves substitution of 409RC-2016 for 409-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 410-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-3 School Closings’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-3 School Closings (1985, revised 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999)’ be amended to read as follows:

E-3 School Closings (1985, revised 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999)
In the event of the closing of a dental school or postdoctoral dental training program, students and residents must be provided a proper and humane transition with a specific phase-out action to protect their rights. ASDA's position is that it is the responsibility of the school or program to protect its students and residents in the following ways:
  1. Assurances that the same standards of high quality education under which students or residents were accepted will be maintained.
  2. Assurances that the school or program will continue to meet accreditation standards as set by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  3. Assurances that all reimbursements will be made by the dental school for any classes, supplies and materials paid for and not provided to the student.
  4. The ASDA President will contact the school's Dean or program director to obtain his personal assurance that a phase-out committee will be established immediately to enforce the phase-out plan. In the case of a dental school, this committee will be composed of student, faculty, and administration representatives.
  5. Assistance in transfers/relocation.
  6. Advice and support in seeking legal counsel.
  7. The immediate disclosure of pertinent closing information to the students or residents as it becomes available.
  8. In the case of a dental school, avoid at all cost attempts to place fourth year students due to differences in dental school curricula and the inevitable compromise in the students' dental education.

Action: The Chair moves 410-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 411-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-8 Faculty-Student Interaction’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘E-8 Faculty-Student Interaction (1997)’ be amended to read as follows:

E-8 Faculty-Student Interaction (1997)
It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that dental schools are responsible for promoting an atmosphere of mutual professional respect among members of the administration, faculty, and student body. ASDA believes schools should calibrate clinical faculty to uphold this faculty-student environment. In such an environment, criticism is offered constructively, in a manner that preserves individual self-respect. Care is taken to ensure that any chairside evaluation of performance is completed in a way that supports the student-patient relationship and preserves the patient’s confidence in the student.

Action: The Chair moves 411-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 412RC-2016

Title: Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘G-1 Student Representation in National Organizations Determining Educational Policy for Dental Schools’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2016 Governance Reference Committee

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘G-1 Student Representation in National Organizations Determining Educational Policy for Dental Schools (1972)’ be amended to read as follows:

G-1 Student Representation in Organizations Determining Educational Policy for Dental Schools (1972)
The American Student Dental Association should pursue representation on any committees or other education policymaking bodies in dental organizations.

Action: The Chair moves substitution of 412RC-2016 for 412-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes Vote.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 413-2016

Title: Rescission of Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-3 Smokeless Tobacco Labeling’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-2016 Governance Work Group

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-3 Smokeless Tobacco Labeling (1988)’ be rescinded.

Action: The Chair moves 413-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 

Resolution Number: 414B-2016

Title: Board Substitute- Amendment to Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-8 Disclosure and Testing of HIV-Positive Status of Health Care Providers’

Reference Committee Assignment: Governance

Sponsor(s): 2015-16 Board of Trustees

Financial Impact: None

RESOLUTION

Resolved, that ASDA’s Current Statements of Position or Policy ‘I-8 Disclosure and Testing of HIV-Positive Status of Health Care Providers (1991, revised 1993)’ be amended to read as follows:

I-8 Disclosure and Testing of Bloodborne Pathogens of Health Care Providers (1991, revised 1993)
The American Student Dental Association is opposed to mandatory testing of bloodborne pathogens including but not limited to HIV, HBV and HCV of all health care providers.

Action: The Chair moves substitution of 414B-2016 for 414-2016 with a recommendation of a Yes vote and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

House Action: Adopted by the House.

 


 
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