46th Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference

The 46th Annual National 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, and provided 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 and programs that relate to allied dental education and administration
  • Stimulate the production, exchange, and dissemation 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:

Dates: June 08-11, 2013

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Agenda: 46th Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' ConferencePDF


Saturday, June 8

Plenary Session
Strategies to Implement Evidenced-Based Decision Making (EBDM) in CurriculaPDF
Jane L. Forrest, RDH, Ed.D. 
     EBDM Worksheet and Search StrategyPDF
     Pre-Appraised Evidence Resources PDF

Sunday, June 9

Keynote Address:
Interprofessional Education (IPE): How You Can Make It HappenPDF
Jacquelyn L. Fried, M.S., RDH

Practices in IPE in Allied Dental Education (Panel Presentation)

Applying behavioral research and multidisciplinary collaboration in special education school-based clinic rotationsPDF
Ronda R. DeMattei, RDH, M.S.Ed., Ph.D.

Interprofessional Education: Dentists and Hygienists, and Nurses. Oh My!PDF
Cheryl Westphal Theile, RDH, Ed.D.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Pacific UniversityPDF
Gail L. Aamodt, RDH, M.S. 

New Directors’ Workshop   

Hints for Success: New Program DirectorsPDF
Deanna Stentiford, Ed.S., RDH, CDA and Rebecca Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H.

Monday, June 10

“Council of Allied Program Directors' Update”PDF
Susan H. Kass, R.D.H., Ed.D. 

Show Me the Money

Grant Proposal Writing 101: Questions Every Grant Must AnswerPDF
Colleen Brickle, RDH, Ed.D. (facilitator)

Grant Support for Dental Professions' ProgramsPDF
Ann Brunick, RDH, M.S. (facilitator) 

Dental Assisting: Legislation, Credentialing, and Licensure: Where We Have Been and Where Are We Going? (Panel of Speakers and Facilitators)

American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) InitiativesPDF
Carolyn K. Breen, Ed.D., CDA, RDA, RDH

Connie L. Myers-Kracher, CDA, EFDA, Ph.D., M.S.D.

Dental Assisting Legislation in NevadaPDF
Shari G. Peterson, RDH, M.Ed.

Dental Assisting: Panel DiscussionPDF
Patrice Renfrow, RDH, B.S.

Dental Hygiene Admissions: Challenges and Solutions

Assessment Quality Review: Process and Documentation

Michelle McGregor, RDH, B.S., M.Ed.

University of Detroit Mercy Dental Hygiene Program Assessment of Learning OutcomesPDF
Kathi R. Shepherd, RDH, M.S.

Tuesday, June 11

Keynote Address

Interprofessional Education: Why Now?PDF
Judith A. Buchanan, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Accreditation Workshop

ADEA Accreditation WorkshopPDF
Patrice Renfrow, RDH, B.S.

Helping CODA Accreditation Site Visitors Do Their JobPDF
William D. (Bill) Hendricson, M.S., M.A.