2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Event Information:

Dates: March 17-21, 2012

Hilton Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida







Agenda PDF | Theme | Resources | Videos | From the BDE | Plenary Speakers


Engage and see the future—not just of dental education, but of all health professions education—was the theme of the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. This premiere event in dental education provided networking opportunities and programming that focused on engagement for a better future in oral health care. The 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition featured small group discussions, faculty development workshops, symposia, ADEA SoTLfest sessions, and plenary sessions with world renowned presenters. The opening plenary session featured award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, featured on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Chopped.” His inspiring presentation shared his view on the benefits of experiencing the full diversity of our world and how professional success can be coupled with a commitment to service.

Resources from the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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Videos from the 2012 Annual Session & Exhibition

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From the Bulletin of Dental Education:

Do You Tweet, Friend, or Get LinkedIn? The Impact of Social Networking on Dental Education

On Sunday afternoon, Rachel K. Henry, RDH, M.S., presented a session titled, “Do You Tweet, Friend, or Get LinkedIn? The Impact of Social Networking on Dental Education.” This session took a closer look at the role social networking plays in dental education. An Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, Prof. Henry noted that today many students communicate not only with each other but also with the world around them through social media. Read more.

Engaging in Better Team Leadership: How to Overcome Team Dysfunction

Inspired by Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this interactive presentation focused on team effectiveness and leadership in dental education by examining why teams are dysfunctional and fail to reach their full potential. Read more.

Going Dental: Students Find Solid Advice and Opportunities to Connect in Orlando

The third annual ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for PreDental Students and Advisors drew a record 470 attendees from Florida and the surrounding states for workshops, application tips, and the chance to meet with more than 40 representatives of dental schools and related organizations.  Read more.

Plenary Speakers

Sunday, March 18
ADEA Opening Ceremony with Awards and Plenary Session featuring Marcus Samuelsson:Engage Your Passion

Marcus Samuelsson demonstrates how professional success can be coupled with commitment to service. He combines his career as a chef, TV personality, and cookbook author with mentorship, philanthropy, and service as a UNICEF Ambassador. Whether blending foods from different cultures or bringing together people with differing expertise, skills, perspectives, and backgrounds, he focuses his audiences on the benefits of experiencing the full diversity of our world.

Whether mentoring students through the Career through Culinary Arts Program or driving economic development in Harlem at his Red Rooster restaurant, Samuelsson raises awareness of the underserved. His efforts will inspire the dental education community to create opportunities and empowerment for those lacking oral health care.

Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden. He became the youngest chef to receive a three-star restaurant review fromThe New York Times. He hosted the television shows "The Inner Chef" and "Urban Cuisine" and appeared as a judge on "Top Chef," "Iron Chef America," and "Chopped." In 2010, he competed alongside 21 world-renowned chefs in "Top Chef Masters" and was named the winner.


Sunday, March 18
Discourse and Dessert featuring Patricia Russell-McCloud, J.D.

Featuring Patricia Russell-McCloud, this session brings together ADEA members and guests in an informal environment for discussion that focuses on gender issues and provides an opportunity for networking.. The guest speakers are people of achievement and power who contribute to the wellbeing of the communities they serve. The potential of women and men in the world order is enhanced by exposure to ideas and role models that use "big picture" strategies to affect all of mankind, especially the careers of women and minorities.








Monday, March 19
ADEA Political Spotlight and Plenary Session featuring Paul Begala
2012 Elections - Today's Issues and Tomorrow's Ramifications

Paul Begala has seen it all - government united, government divided, gridlock and clear sailing. He now draws on his extensive experience to give audiences an understanding of the impact of today and tomorrow's political landscape on such issues as the economy, budget deficit, health care, the future of Social Security and Medicare, U.S. foreign policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the on-going unrest in the Middle East and other critical issues. With an eye to the 2012 presidential election, Begala dissects the Republican race for a presidential nominee analyzing the pros/cons of each candidate in the race and how they will position themselves against President Obama. He also brings Congress and the Obama Administration into the discussion examining whether a divided House and Senate will help - or hinder - the efforts of both political parties as they look to grow their influence over the electorate ahead of the 2012 elections.



Tuesday, March 20
ADEA Plenary Session featuring Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates: The Consequences of Personal Responsibility

In his New York Times bestseller, Moore tells the fascinating story of "the other Wes Moore" - a man who shared his name and a similar personal history but arrived at a starkly different fate. Compelled by their similar upbringings, Moore penned "The Other Wes Moore" in an effort to discover how small choices make big differences.

Pushing this message far beyond one relevant only to his personal experience, Moore relates it to leadership at large. He presents the compelling argument that it is support systems - dedicated networks of family, mentors, teachers, and friends - that make the most profound and lasting impact on a person's life. Seeking to eliminate this gap between potential and opportunity, Moore works to empower leaders to push their students or employees past what is probable into what is possible.