ADEA members are encouraged to weigh in on a critically important issue for the dental education community, the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models.
In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved the creation of the ADEA Task Force on the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models. Its charge was to enunciate a set of principles to guide the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models. The Task Force has crafted the ADEA Guiding Principles for the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models. They will be presented to the ADEA Board of Directors in January 2011 and to the ADEA House of Delegates at the March 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition for approval.
You can indicate your level of support for the Guiding Principles document by completing an online survey, which should take approximately 15 minutes. Your responses are confidential and will only be used in the aggregate for all reporting purposes. Access the survey at https://web.adea.org/cgi-bin/rws4.pl?FORM=ADEAGuidingPrinciplesSurvey. The last day to complete the survey is Friday, January 21, 2011.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Gloria Gonzalez, ADEA Research Associate, at 202-289-7201, ext. 123, or ADEACEPR@adea.org.