ADEA Council of Allied Dental Program Directors
The Council of Allied Dental Program Directors consists of the directors of dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology education programs in each active, provisional, and affiliate member institution. In member institutions offering more than one
allied dental education program, the person (or an alternate) who is the department/division chair or head is also a member of the Council. Council membership may also include the directors (or their alternates) of special allied dental education programs at the post-entry level that lead to a baccalaureate or
advanced degree. In addition, a member of the Administrative Board who is no longer in any of the above categories may remain a member of the Council for the duration of his or her term.
The mission of the Council of Allied Dental Program
Directors is to represent and promote allied dental education within the policies, procedures, and activities of the American Dental Education Association.
- Foster leadership and advance the quest for academic excellence among allied dental educators
- Advocate, represent and promote allied dental education programs in all types of educational settings Serve as the resource for ADEA on all matters and issues related to allied dental education
- Support current ADEA strategic directions in leadership, teaching and learning, service and research