Oregon ASDA

Oregon Health & Science University
American Student Dental Association

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Executive Leadership

Eddie Ramirez '18


Eddie Ramirez is third year dental student and the current President or Oregon ASDA. He also serves as the District 10 Community Outreach Chair. He completed his undergraduate studies at Portland State University, where he received his B.S. in Organismal Biology. He began his journey into ASDA as a first year, and since then, discovered a passion for organized dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys participating in races such as Hood to Coast, and is an avid Crossfitter.

Britta Martinez '17

Immediate Past President

Britta is a four year dental student from Chandler, Arizona and received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Arizona State University. She has been involved heavily involved with Oregon ASDA since her first year of dental school, serving as the Secretary, Vice President, President, and now Advisor. She loves ASDA because of the real world perspective it brings to her work in dental school and because of the amazing ASDA members she has been able to work with at OHSU and around the country!

Tom Grass '19

Vice President

Tom is a second-year dental student at Oregon Health and Science University, a Registered Nurse, father and husband. After graduating from the University of Alaska with a degree in nursing in 2007 he moved to Hawaii for a few years before coming to Oregon to complete his pre-dental preparation at Portland State University. His goals for Oregon ASDA are to increase pre-dental membership and involvement as well as increasing chapter funding to allow for more educational opportunities for student leaders.

Tyrel Mortenson '18

Predental Liaison

Before starting dental school, Ty was an elementary school teacher and loves that dentistry is just as people-focused as teaching was. He enjoys being involved in a myriad of extracurricular activities at school and appreciates the way ASDA involvement serves to enrich his dental school education. He lives in Hillsboro with his husband, two dogs, 15 chickens, and more rabbits than he can count. Though the commute to and from school is a long one, he enjoys being able to balance his school-life with the extracurricular activities he loves.


Students Invloved With Legislation

Oregon ASDA members are able to engage with legislation that affects the dental practice. We attend the biannual Oregon Dental Associaiton Lobby Day, and send representatives to ASDA's National Lobby Day each year as well.

You can get involved with ASDA's bipartisan legislative arm, ADPAC, by following this link, or by attending our ADPAC Week each spring. http://www.ada.org/en/advocacy/adpac/

ASDA For Pre Dental Students


Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Oct. 8th-9th
    ODA House of Delegates
  • Fri, Nov. 4th
    Vendor Fair
  • Fri, Nov. 4th-6th
    National Leadership Conference
  • Fri, Jan. 6th-8th
    District 10 Conference


ASDA Blog - Mouthing Off

What's up in dentistry? Stay up to date with ASDA's national blog.

American Student Dental Association

The ASDA website has a wealth of resources for current members and pre-dental students.

American Dental Political Action Committee

Learn more about the American Dental Associations PAC's financial information, activities, and accomplisments.

American Dental Association

Did you know that all ASDA members are also ADA mebers? Check out their website for even more resources!

Oregon Dental Association

Organized dentistry in Oregon has done amazing things! Learn about them - or find a dentist near you - here.

OHSU School of Dentistry

Check out the School of Dentistry's page for information on OHSU, Admissions, clinic admitting, and more!

Compton and Broomhead Dental Center

At Compton and Broomhead Dental Center, we are dedicated to improving the quality of your life through the highest quality dental care. Our experienced team of dentists, including Dr. Eric Compton, Dr. Mark Broomhead, Dr. George Politakis, and Dr. Megan Schmidt, are committed to providing expert service in a comfortable and convenient setting, ensuring that you feel supported and heard in your oral health decisions. With over 51 years of combined dental experience, our team stays up to date with the latest technological advances and techniques through continuous education. We offer a range of services, including cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, root canal therapy, dental implant surgery, and clear aligner orthodontics. Visit our conveniently located Munster office at 901 Fran Lin Parkway, Munster, IN 46321, and let our friendly staff assist you with any questions or concerns. We're here to make caring for your oral health a seamless and positive experience.


OHSU School of Dentistry

2730 SW Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201

OHSU Dental Clinics

Ph: 503-494-8867

We have recently moved to the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood.

The CLSB is located on the Portland Streetcar NS line, and when the new Tilikum Crossing bridge opens in Fall 2015, it will also be accessible by the new Orange MAX line. There are also multiple TriMet bus lines that stop near the CLSB.

There is plentiful bike parking at the CLSB.

Parking is free for School of Dentistry patients in the underground CLSB parking structure. All other visitors can pay to park in the Schnitzer Lot, just north of the CLSB.

The School of Dentistry is located on the 3rd floor (3A003 lecture hall), and the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th floors in Skourtes Tower.