Deans' Briefing Book


Among American Dental Education Association’s strategic directions and mission is its commitment to produce relevant and timely research on key issues in dental education to support informed decision-making by the dental education community and policy-makers.

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.

The information in this report uses ADEA, ADA and other workforce-related data. The ADEA Deans’ Briefing Book presents useful data from a variety of sources into one easy-to-use reference. The PDF and online edition are available from the links below. Downloadable PowerPoint displays of the graphs, tables and charts are available at

Click here to access the Dean’s Briefing Book online edition.

Click here to download the Dean's Briefing Book as a PDF.

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