The ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program (ADEA SDLP) was launched during
the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The program provides students
from diverse backgrounds, and those with an interest in issues related to
diverse communities, the tools to identify appropriate professional mentors,
embark and build on their leadership styles, gain tools for being successful in
dental school, and network with one another to build the foundations of a
dental student partnership.
ADEA requests that each dental school nominate two students who have demonstrated an active
commitment to diversity and inclusion within the dental school or wider campus
community to attend the 2018 ADEA SDLP from March 16–18, 2018, in Orlando, FL.
Students who have never participated in the ADEA SDLP program are
Since the first ADEA SDLP meeting
attendance has nearly doubled, growing to 80 participants during the 2017 ADEA
Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA.
This year, we hope to bring
students together from all backgrounds and encourage dialogue about critical
topics that current and future dental professionals face.
Submit the names and email addresses of your nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
Program alumni who are attending the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
are welcome to join us for the SDLP networking reception on March 16.
For more information and to view the preliminary agenda, visit adea.org/sdlp.
Published on January 10, 2018