2014 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

The 2014 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference promoted the advancement of allied dental education, research, and service in all institutions that offer accredited allied dental education programs. It was designed to provide a forum for attendees to share program innovations, challenges, and successes while networking with peers.

Meeting Objectives

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information on policies, challenges and programs that relate to allied dental education and administration
  • Stimulate the production, exchange, and dissemination of ideas and information among allied dental program directors and educators
  • Address specific issues in allied dental education and administration
  • Facilitate communication and networking among members

Event Information:

Date: June 7-10, 2014

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA

Agenda: 2014 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' ConferencePDF


Saturday, June 7

Plenary Session
Allied Dental Professionals: Beyond Access to Dental Health PDF
Bob Russell, D.D.S, M.P.H.

Sunday, June 8

Opening Keynote Address:
Serving our Community: Educators’ Role in Meeting Communities’ Needs PDF
Christine Nathe, RDH, M.S.

Panel Presentation: Best Practices in Reaching Out to the Underserved Populations

Lisa Bress, RDH, M.S. PDF
Patricia Ann Capps, CDA, RDH, M.S. PDF
Patricia Inks, B.S.D.H., M.S. PDF
Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, RDH, Ed.D. PDF

New Directors’ Workshop PDF

Deanna N. Stentiford, RDH, Ed.S.
Rebecca Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H.

Monday, June 9

Concurrent Sessions

1. National Issues Affecting Dental Assisting Education Facilitators

Carolyn K. Breen CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D.
Professor Patricia Ann Capps, CDA, B.S., M.S.
Lorraine (Lori) I. Gagliardi, RDH, Ed.D.
Connie L. Myers-Kracher, CDA, EFDA, M.S.D., Ph.D.

2. Overview by the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) on the Transforming Dental Hygiene Education Symposium

Ann Battrell, M.S.D.H.
Pam Steinbach, RN, M.S.

Teaching Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking in Dental ProgramsPDF

Susan J. Daniel, RDH, Ph.D.
Shannon H. Mitchell, RDH, M.S.

Tuesday, June 10 (Joint meeting day with the ADEA CCI Summer Liaisons’ Meeting)

Closing Keynote Address:
Technology, Access and Serving Underserved Communities PDF
Michael Helgeson, D.D.S.