Conference Overview

Learning Format:

The program learning format is lecture, small group discussions and independent exercises. Attendees are expected to participate in the full program, including all meal functions and evening activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current topics and trends in academic dentistry.
  • Build a professional network of colleagues and mentors.
  • Create career plans to help faculty focus on activities that will build their professional capacities.
  • Assess and develop leadership competencies to help prepare early-career faculty for future opportunities (both institutionally and within ADEA).


N. Karl Haden
N. Karl Haden, Ph.D.
Founder and President

Marnie Oakley
Marnie Oakley, D.M.D. 
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs 
University of Pittsburgh
School of Dental Medicine


Brad Potter
Brad Potter, D.D.S., M.S.
Academic Dean
The University of Colorado
School of Dental Medicine

Tobias E. Rodriguez
Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Vice President for Education