ADEA Council of Allied Dental Program Directors

2014-2015 Administrative Board

CADPD Admin Board, January 2015

Left to right: Michele Carr, M.A., RDH; Sharon Peterson, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.Ed.; Ann Brunick, A.S., B.S., M.S.; Susan H. Kass, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., RDH; Kim Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., RDH, M.P.H.

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Kim Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., RDH, M.P.H.
Director, Division of Dental Hygiene and Preceptorship Programs
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
3100 G, W. Baxter Perkinson Building
1101 East Leigh Street
Richmond VA 23298


Sharon Peterson, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.Ed.
Program Director, Associate Degree Dental Hygiene
College of Southern Nevada
6375 W Charleston Blvd # W1A
Las Vegas NV 89146-1139


Michele Carr, M.A., RDH
Associate Professor and Chair
Division of Dental Hygiene
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 W 12th Avenue
Columbus OH 43210-1267


Ann Brunick, A.S., B.S., M.S.
Chairperson, Dental Hygiene
University of South Dakota - Division of Health Sciences
414 E Clark St 120 East Hall
Vermillion, SD 57069

Board Director for Allied Dental Program Directors

Susan H. Kass, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., RDH
Program Director, Dental Hygiene
Miami Dade College
Dental Hygiene Department
950 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33127-4622

Ex Officio

Richard Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO
American Dental Education Association  
655 K Street, NW, Suite 800, 
Washington, DC 20001 

ADEA Senior Director for Allied Dental Education

Ms. Tami Grzesikowski, R.D.H., M.Ed.
Senior Director for Allied Dental Education
American Dental Education Association
The Policy Center
655 K Street, NW, Suite 800,
Washington, DC 20001 

Allied Dental Education Resources

ADEA Competency Documents

All competency documents were approved by the ADEA House of Delegates. They are intended to define the core competencies and supporting knowledge and skills necessary for the specified professions and to serve as resources for the schools and programs educating students entering these professions or advancing their education as well as other interested organizations.

Compendium of Curriculum Guidelines for Allied Dental Education Programs

Proceedings of the 39th Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference, An ADEA Summit on Allied Dental Education, June 10 - 13, 2006

Report from the 2010 ADEA Invitational Allied Dental Education Summit (PDF)

ADEA Issue Brief #11: Competency Domains for Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models (PDF)

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