54th Annual ADEA Deans' Conference, 2012

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.

The Political Environment for Dental Education

The U.S. political environment is in a period of significant uncertainty. The 2012 elections, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform, other issues impacting higher education, and a slow economic recovery have all contributed to the changing environment for health care, health professions education, and federal and state funding for higher education and oral health. The specific impact on dental schools remains unclear, but we know that the changing political environment will have a dramatic impact on the dental education community.

The goal of the 54th Annual ADEA Deans' Conference was to provide dental school deans not only with information to help them understand this changing environment but also with the tools they need to successfully navigate as the changes occur.

Event Information:

Dates: November 10-13, 2012

Rancho Las Palmas Hotel
41-000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Agenda: 54th Annual ADEA Deans’ ConferencePDF


Saturday, November 10

New Deans Workshop 

AADR Presentation to ADEA New Deans’ Workshop 
Christopher Fox, D.M.D.

Opportunities to Engage in the National Associations Representing Dental Education, Research, and Practice
Denise Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S.

A Critical Role for AADR in Shaping the Future of Academic Dental and Craniofacial Research 
Rena D’Souza, D.D.S.

Keynote Address

Dental—Politics and Health Care:  It’s a New Day
James Bramson, D.D.S.

Sunday November 11

Health Care Reform and Implications for Health Professions 

Health Care Reform: The Future for Health Professions EducationPDF
Darrell G. Kirch, M.S.   

Alliances Between Academic Health Centers, Health Systems

The Structure of Academic Health Systems and the Origins of IU Health
Daniel F. Evans, J.D.

2012 ADEA Deans' Conference
Steven W. Friedrichsen, D.D.S.  

Seconds Only - Leadership Development Programming

Collaboration Across the University (and Beyond)
Ann Boyle, D.M.D., M.A.

Collaborating Across the University…and Beyond
Judith E.N. Albino, Ph.D.

Reframing: Choice-Collaboration-Change
Pamela Zarkowski, M.P.H., J.D. 

Monday November 12

Federal Funding for Oral Health 

Federally Qualified Health Centers: Provision and Payment for Dental Services
Roger Schwartz, J.D.

Funding of the UM Community Based Education Program
Stephen J. Stefanac, D.D.S., M.S.

Federal Funding for Oral Health: The Financial Model for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Rick Mumford, D.M.D., M.P.H.  

Federal Funding for Dental Education

Federal Funding for Oral Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Oral Health
Yvonne Knight, J.D. 

Seconds Only - Leadership Development Programming

Working with Challenging People 
Judith Albino, Ph.D.