Education and Events

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How can you enhance your own education? How can you advance your career?

Attending events, participating in professional development opportunities, and earning distinction are all essential ingredients for success.  As professionals, ADEA members are able to take advantage of opportunities for growth that keep their career moving forward.  As a community, ADEA members make it their mission to stay up to date on the latest research, teaching methods, and trends in practice, all while building a stronger professional network with others. 


Educational Meetings

ADEA hosts a number of robust events throughout the year for deans, faculty, and students in dental and allied health education. Attendees have the opportunity to attend seminars, conduct presentations, participate in panel discussions, and network with colleagues. Meetings are held in thriving cities across the country, culminating in ADEA's Annual Session & Exhibition in the spring. See Upcoming Events for information on dates, registration, and travel and accommodations, as well as a contact person for each meeting.


Professional Development

ADEA offers the best continuing education programming to help you keep up-to-date in the ever evolving field of dental education. Whether you’re looking to expand your teaching skills, enhance your leadership abilities, or learn about the latest research, ADEA has a program or resources that will help you meet your professional goals. ADEA’s unique online resources, such as the ADEA Online Library, MedEdPORTAL, ADEA Curriculum Resource Center and ADEA Journal of Dental Education are conveniently available 24 hours a day online.  


ADEA Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through an awards program. Among the awards offered in conjunction with ADEA's corporate partners are student scholarships, awards for educators, and funding opportunities for various fellowships.

Each year in the fall ADEA opens award nominations. Self nominations from individual members are accepted for many. Awards range from $1,000 scholarships to $15,000 in support of leadership development education or $15,000 stipends to pursue three-month fellowships in Washington, DC.

Read more about awards for details on eligibility, submission guidelines, and important dates.