The unbridled ASDA enthusiasm shown by Nick Capezio, DMD ’18, deserves recognition and we congratulate him as our March Member of the Month. Nick caught ASDA fever this past October at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago, Illinois. At NLC, Nick was struck by the level of involvement ASDA exhibits at the national level in the betterment of the dental profession. Here he realized the importance of looking beyond our GSDM community and gained a new appreciation for organized dentistry at a national level. As he looks forward, he sees ASDA as a valuable organization in which dental students can broaden their exposure and involvement in their future profession.
To date, Nick’s most memorable ASDA experience comes from his time at NLC. Like ASDA, Nick also calls the Windy City home. While in town, Nick had the opportunity to bridge his new life in Boston with his old in Chicago as he shared an authentic Italian deep-dish pizza at Pizano’s with his parents and the BU ASDA crew. This meal brought to light the universal nature of our experience at GSDM and brought things full circle for Nick.
Since then, Nick continues to pursue his passion for ASDA, attending Annual Session this past February, where he continued to learn new leadership skills and network with dental students from across the country. When he is not busy with coursework, Nick has an ever-growing pile of books to read. Currently, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguru is sitting on his nightstand, with a 20-page indent thus far.
If he was not pursuing a career in dentistry, Nick says he would return Quito, Ecuador, where he worked for a year at a nonprofit organization following graduation from his university. The nonprofit ran a library and taught classes six days a week. A few of his friends have remained in the country, working at other organizations. Nick reminisces that the lifestyle is very different down there, but he would not change a thing about how his own journey has played out.
For his closing remarks, Nick would like to thank the BU ASDA chapter for the opportunities to travel with the organization and experience the scope of ASDA’s operations at the district and national level. He has made some good friends through the organization and views it as an invaluable experience. He would like to encourage everyone to get involved with ASDA in whatever way they can.
Nick, we are so incredibly excited you caught such an insatiable case of ASDA fever and thank you for your enthusiasm and engagement. Congratulations again to our March Member of the Month!