ADEA Special Interest Groups

An ADEA Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group of ADEA members with similar professional specialties who come together to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in the field of dental education. The activities of an ADEA SIG are planned by its members and elected officers and provide a clear indication of the diverse interests and needs of its members. 

Through participation in an ADEA SIG, you can help design what, in essence, are small professional organizations within the association. Only ADEA members can belong to an ADEA SIG, though each member can belong to as many SIGs as desired. 

You can join SIGs by logging in to your ADEA membership profile. Once you have joined an SIG, you are automatically opted in to the respective Listserv for the group. You will remain on the Listserv until you have opted out or until your ADEA membership expires.  

The goals and objectives of this Special Interest Group are to provide a forum for faculty to communicate about the various aspects of integrating CAD/CAM into dental curriculum for the betterment of their universities.

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Career Development for the New Educator addresses the teaching, service, research and professional development needs of recently appointed dental and allied dental faculty.

 

Chair
Burke W. Soffe, D.M.D.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan, Utah
bsoffe@roseman.edu

 

Chair-elect
Reem Al-Abbousi, D.D.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
alabborh@udmercy.edu

 

Secretary
Jennifer Perkins, D.D.S., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
jennifer.perkins@ucsf.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Dental Hygiene Clinical Coordinators addresses issues affecting the clinical aspect of dental hygiene.

 

Chair
Jessica August, B.S.D., RDH
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
jessica.august@mcphs.edu

 

Chair-elect
Beth Monnin, M.S.Ed., RDH
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
monnineh@ucmail.uc.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Foreign Educated Dental Professionals provides a forum for administrators, staff and faculty involved in the formation, teaching or administration of international dental programs to meet and communicate information and concerns of mutual interest.

 

Chair
Harish Gulati, D.D.S., CAGS
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
harish.gulati@tufts.edu

 

Chair-elect
Elizabeth Towne, D.D.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
beth.towne@ucdenver.edu

 

Secretary
Luis Yepes, D.D.S.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
yepes@uthscsa.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Programs explores and examines opportunities, challenges and best practices in admissions, recruitment, curricula and scholarship related to graduate dental hygiene education.

 

Chair
Tara L. Newcomb, B.S.D.H.
Old Dominion University 
tgarlow@odu.edu

 

Chair-elect
Lori Rainchuso, M.S., RDH
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
lori.rainchuso@mcphs.edu

 

Secretary
Danielle Furgeson, D.H.Sc., M.S., RDH
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
furgeson@umich.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Implant Dentistry addresses the interests of faculty in the advancement of implant dentistry in the curriculum.

 

Chair
Zinaida Kaleinikova, D.D.S., M.S.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
zxk18@case.edu

 

Chair-elect
John Mitchell, Ph.D.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
jmitch@midwestern.edu

 

Secretary
Sabah Kalamchi, D.D.S., FFDSRS
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
skalamchi@atsu.edu

 

ADEA Special Interest Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care explores and shares resources focused on interprofessional education and laboratory coursework and promotes activities and curricula for dental professionals to collaborate and communicate with other health care professionals to enhance patient safety.


Chair

Margie Arnett, M.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
marnett@llu.edu


Secretary

Erin Stephens, D.D.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
estephens@llu.edu

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Lasers in Dentistry is a forum to explore the safe and effective use of lasers in all areas of dentistry and to help integrate and evaluate the knowledge and skills required to use all laser light technologies and techniques within the dental curriculum and practice.

 

Chair
Kimberly Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
kpatt2@lsuhsc.edu

 

Chair-elect
William “Bill” Leavitt, D.D.S., M.P.A.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
william.leavitt@unlv.edu

 

Secretary
Juliana Barros, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
juliana.barros@uth.tmc.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues provides a forum for ADEA members to address issues in ethics, professionalism and legal matters in dental education.

 

Chair
Cindy Bauer, D.D.S., M.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
bauercg@udmercy.edu

 

Chair-elect
Lisa Itaya, D.D.S.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
litaya@pacific.edu

 

Secretary
Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
pamela.zarkowski@udmercy.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a rich discussion forum that provides members the opportunity to learn and build upon the experiences and knowledge of their teaching peers within an infrastructure to support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning throughout dental education.

 

Chair
Zsuzsa Horvath, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
zshst2@pitt.edu

 

Chair-elect
Eileen Hoskin, D.M.D., FICD
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine
hoskiner@sdm.rutgers.edu

 

Chair-elect
Denise Mills, D.D.S.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
dmills@midwestern.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technology focuses on the exploration of and use of new and emerging technologies, and their use in dental education teaching and learning.

 

Chair
Pauletta Gay Baughman, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
appbaugh01@louisville.edu

 

Chair-elect
Tamika Thompson-Sloan, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
thompstn@udmercy.edu

 

Secretary
Ethelyn Thomason, D.M.D.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
ethelyn.thomasonlarsen@ucdenver.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) seeks to provide a forum for sharing experiences and ideas for the teaching of TMD in dental education.


Chair

Auerlio Alonso, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
aurelio.alonso@case.edu


Chair-elect

A. Dale Ehrlich, D.D.S., M.S.
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
aehrli@lsuhsc.edu


Secretary

Francisco Plaza, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
plazavfj@udmercy.edu