Deans and Program Directors

  • 2015 ADEA Deans' Conference
    The 2015 ADEA Deans’ Conference, which will explore the political, policy and practice landscape for health care and higher education, will include sessions on the federal policy environment for dental education, models of interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and the economics of education. Learn more

  • All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health CentersAll Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers
    The Interprofessional Education Collaborative has identified six key challenges in the implementation of core interprofessional competencies which are foundational to successful IPE: 

    • Institutional level challenges  
    • Lack of institutional collaborators  
    • Practical issues  
    • Faculty development issues 
    • Assessment issues 
    • Lack of regulatory expectations.  

    How do we overcome these obstacles to truly move IPE forward? ADEA’s newest Leading Conversations webinar examines these barriers to IPE implementation and describes strategies to overcome them from the perspective of the university, the academic health center and the academic dental institution.
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  • 2014–15 Deans' Briefing Book2014–15 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. 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

  • ADEA Policy Center Newsletters
    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, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more

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News

ADEA AGR Resources and Information

As of July 2, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have reported their respective versions of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016. An ADEA memorandum [PDF] provides a summary of the appropriated amounts and provisions of interest to academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research.

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UMMC SOD Graduate Serving Children With Greatest Needs

UMMC SOD Graduate Serving Children With Greatest Needs

C. Hayden Perkins, D.M.D., stands apart in Mississippi's pediatric dentistry community, not just because of his patient-friendly office or choice to care for children from low-income families.

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Spring 2015: Change and Innovation on the Global StageA 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: what schools can do to educate faculty to appreciate and model culturally competent care.
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Featured Publications

Journal of Dental Education®The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that publishes a wide variety of educational and scientific research in dental, allied dental and advanced dental education. Learn more

Understanding the History and Securing the Future of Ryan White Dental Safety Net ProgramsThis white paper reviews the Ryan White dental programs, the populations served by the programs, the federal funding streams for oral health and the opportunities and challenges presented by health care reform.
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2014–15 Deans' Briefing Book

2014–15 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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