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REMINDER: 12th Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate

Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 3:15 – 4:45 pm

Virtual Location: Yankee 2021 Virtual | Basic & Power Auditorium | Course Code: 906EV

Join MDS and ASDA for the 12th Annual (and first virtual!) District 1 Student Debate. We are airing the first three rounds throughout the month January featuring the five District 1 dental schools plus a pre-dental team as they face off in multiple rounds arguing pertinent policy and ethical issues confronting students and practitioners alike.

Join us on Saturday, January 30 at 3:15 pm for the live debate with our final two competing teams. Come see if your school will be vying for the chance to win the title of Debate Champions.

The event will also recognize our group of amazing 2021 Volunteer Award Winners, 10 Under Ten award winners, and student scholarship recipients.

Hear from our generous sponsors, Crest + Oral B and EDIC, and enter to win raffle prizes!

Please RSVP here for the live debate to let us know you plan to attend! (Please note that RSVPing is not the official registration for the event.)

To attend the debate, you must be registered for a Basic Pass or Power Pass for Yankee Virtual 2021. Students should have previously received a confirmation email and will receive another email on January 20 with your detailed log in information for accessing Yankee Virtual. On the day of the debate (January 30), upon entering the Lobby you will click on Education’ and enter the Basic & Power Auditorium to access the Student Debate.


Watch the second round as the Tufts and the Pre-Dental teams debate the expansion of Medicare to cover dental services!

Round 2 | Tufts University School of Dental Medicine vs. Pre-Dental 

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people over 65 and certain younger people with disabilities. President-Elect Joe Biden has said he would like to allow people to enroll as early as age 60 and make dental, vision and hearing coverage standard in traditional Medicare. Currently, most Medicare beneficiaries must buy a supplemental policy to add on those benefits. (Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/09/932071991/what-bidens-election-means-for-u-s-health-care-and-public-health)

In case you missed it, don’t forget to watch Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and University of New England College of Dental Medicine debate discipline-based numerical clinical requirements in the first round here.


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