Deans and Program Directors

  • The ACA Through a Post-Election LensThe ACA Through a Post-Election Lens
    This timely webinar will focus on key components of the ACA, the impact of the law on the delivery system—access to oral health care—and the law's overall effect on oral health care and academic dentistry.  Learn more

  • Leading ConversationsLeading Conversations
    The ADEA Policy Center webinar series Leading Conversations is intended to engage members of the dental education and higher education communities—as well as health care professionals and organizations—on the important issues and trends impacting dental education and oral health. Learn more

  • 2014 ADEA Deans' Conference
    The position of the dental school dean has evolved significantly over the years. While many deans enter their role focused on leading the academic enterprise, much of the dean's day-to-day work is focused on providing executive leadership for the business enterprise in areas such as financial management, crisis management, and public policy. Learn more

  • 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference
    The American Dental Education Association thanks the Planning Committee, program speakers and participants of the 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference held September 14-16, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was a huge success. Learn more

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  • Deans' Briefing BookDeans' Briefing Book
    The ADEA Deans’ Briefing Book contains topics of interest to dental school deans, program directors, faculty, students, residents, and fellows. It presents data on a variety of topics and suggests a perspective on these data.

    The emphasis of the report is on trends, particularly historical trends, about dental schools, advanced dental education programs, and allied dental programs. Learn more

  • Charting Progress
    ADEA's Charting Progress is a monthly e-newsletter by ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic examining critical issues in dental education. Learn more

  • Journal of Dental Education.
    The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a distinguished monthly journal published by the American Dental Education Association. Since 1936, the JDE has provided coverage of the wide variety of scientific and educational research involved in dental and allied dental education. Learn more

  • ADEA Policy Center
    The ADEA Policy Center publishes four newsletters: Washington Update and State Update are full of news about national and state-level issues and events of interest to the academic dental and research communities. The CCI Liaison Ledger, published quarterly, provides information about innovative developments within dental education. Around the ADEA Policy Center provides information about the activities of the ADEA Policy Center portfolios. Learn more

  • Beyond the Crossroads: Change and Innovation in Dental Education
    ADEA CCI's purpose is to build consensus among all stakeholders in dental education, research, and practice by providing leadership to a systematic, collaborative, and continuous process of innovative change in the education of general dentists. Learn more

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  • Data, Analysis & Research
    Welcome to the ADEA Data & Analysis Center. In this section of ADEA's website, you'll find a wealth of reliable information, noteworthy statistics, and quality resources designed to answer your questions about dental education. Learn more

  • ADEA Scholarships, Awards and FellowshipsADEA Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships
    ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through an awards program. Among the awards offered in conjunction with ADEA's corporate partners are student scholarships, awards for educators, and funding opportunities for various fellowships. Each year in the fall ADEA opens award nominati Learn more

  • ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking MapADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map
    This interactive map provides current information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry for all fifty states and the District of Columbia (Puerto Rico will be added to the map later this year). The map will allow users to: View the current status of bills,  View upcoming hearing dates, and View current bill text and bill author/sponsor information. For those states whose legislative sessions have adjourned, “sine die,” the bills listed have been either signed by the governor or automatically became law without the governor’s signature; you will be able to see the effective date of the legislation, unless the bill has been vetoed.     Please be advised, for those states that have not yet adjourned their 2013 Regular Session or are in the midst of a Special Session, you will see bills still before the legislature and you will be able to view upcoming hearing dates or floor action as they are scheduled. In addition, five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Montana, and Tennessee) have begun pre-filing bills for 2014, and as a result, any applicable pre-filed bills will also be displayed. Finally, you should be aware that there are a few states that did not pass any relevant legislation during the last legislative session, and as a result, those state links on the map are inactive. The information on the map will be automatically updated daily. As new bills relevant to academic dentistry are introduced, the bills will be added to the map. This compilation provides a nation-wide perspective on issues of interest—and will serve as a useful new tool for keeping abreast of legislation of interest in your state. Learn more

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News

Winter 2014: Toward a Culturally Competent FacultyA year ago, we published an issue of the Liaison Ledger that explored the ways dental schools were teaching cultural competency to their students. Today we consider a related topic...
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Featured Publications

Deans' Briefing Book

Deans' Briefing Book

The ADEA Deans’ Briefing Book contains topics of interest to dental school deans, program directors, faculty, students, residents, and fellows. It presents data on a variety of topics and suggests a perspective on these data.

The emphasis of the report is on trends, particularly historical trends, about dental schools, advanced dental education programs, and allied dental programs.

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A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

This report describes dental education costs and the resulting student debt in the broader context of the rising cost of higher education.

The report examines the impact of student borrowing on career choice and improving access to oral health care. It provides recommendations for ADEA leadership, its members, and other dental education stakeholders on how to improve the financial position of dental schools and allied and advanced dental education programs.

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