55th Annual ADEA Deans' Conference, 2013

The position of the dental school dean has evolved significantly over the years. While many deans enter their role focused on leading the academic enterprise, much of the dean's day-to-day work is focused on providing executive leadership for the business enterprise in areas such as financial management, crisis management, and public policy.

The goal of the annual ADEA Deans' Conference is to provide dental school deans with information and tools to support them in these evolving areas of their roles and responsibilities. The ADEA Deans' Conference is a by-invitation-only meeting for U.S. and Canadian dental deans and their designated representatives. Regarding the second representative designee, deans are encouraged to bring a member of their leadership team whose responsibilities are germane to the conference's business enterprise focus.

Oral Health in Primary Care

In a short time, “interprofessional education and practice,” “collaborative practice,” and “team-based care” have become ubiquitous throughout all of the health professions. These new models for educating health professionals and delivering health care are a national response to the need to implement a more financially-conscious and outcome-based health care delivery model. Dentistry has typically situated itself outside the scope of primary care. With the discovery of the relationship between oral and systemic health, combined with changes to the health care system via the Affordable Care Act, the dental profession has a unique opportunity to establish itself as an essential team member of the evolving, primary care delivery system. For these reasons, dental school leaders must be knowledgeable of these changes and the impact on health professional education in regard to their faculty, the curriculum, students, and the communities in which they serve.

Event Information:

Dates: November 16-19, 2013

Westin Savannah Hotel
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Agenda: 55th Annual ADEA Deans’ ConferencePDF