ADEA Council of Sections

About the Council

The ADEA Council of Sections (ADEA COS) is composed of 38 Sections and 12 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) representing major disciplines and various areas of interest in dental and allied dental education. The Sections and SIGs are designed to allow ADEA members with shared interests to come together to develop program content or policy papers in their fields of practice or areas of interest and to provide for professional and social networking, career development and mentoring.


Mission Statement

The mission of the ADEA COS is to represent the many disciplines, administrative functions and special interests of dental and allied dental education within ADEA and to provide a venue where all these constituencies come together to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of dental care to improve the health of the public.


Section and SIG Membership

ADEA members can join any of the Association’s Sections and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Membership in these groups provides ADEA members with in-depth information and the opportunity to network with others who share similar interests.

Members of Sections and SIGs are represented in the ADEA COS. Section members have a voice in the governance of the Association through representation in the ADEA House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the Association. The ADEA COS is also represented on the ADEA Board of Directors by the Board Director for Sections.