ADEA Celebrates Dental Students

This special issue of the Bulletin of Dental Education Online focuses on the lives of dental and allied dental students, residents, and fellows, within and outside academic dental institutions. Their interests and accomplishments are varied and indicate a diverse pool of future practitioners and educators. While this issue focuses specifically on students, the BDE welcomes submissions from and about students year-round.

Academic Dentistry Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

Many educators, administrators, and students in the dental education community have outstanding achievements or demonstrate exceptional commitment—they simply have not yet been recognized. How will that happen? As the saying goes, you can’t win if you don’t play. Academic dentistry as a whole won’t gain the broader benefits of your work if no one knows about it. So now is the time to nominate for recognition through ADEA’s programs. Self nominations are encouraged.

ADEA Members Can Again Participate Remotely in ADA Education in the Round

Once again, in October 2011 dental faculty, students, residents, and fellows will access Education in the Round from the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in Las Vegas online and at no cost. This unique educational opportunity for ADEA members is created in partnership with the ADA and sponsored by Philips Sonicare. Online access information will be distributed to deans and program directors of academic dental institutions in September 2011.

ADEA Unveils Online Community for Dental Students and Applicants

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announces the launch of, an interactive multimedia resource to guide and connect future and current dental students. GoDentalSM is a dynamic website and official resource sponsored by the only association representing academic dentistry.

ADEA’s Transforming Admissions Offers Tools for Updating Admissions, Accreditation, More

Despite a significant increase in applications from underrepresented minority (URM) students, total URM enrollment in dental schools has yet to significantly rise. An online publication available free to members of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), ADEA’s Transforming Admissions: A Practical Guide to Fostering Student Diversity in Dental Students, provides information and tools to improve the admissions process and create a more diverse student body.

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