Past Events

ADEA Congressional Briefing—Rural Communities and the Opioid Crisis: Examining the Impact of Funding for Dental Education and Training Programs

Dates: July 19, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Reliable funding for health professions education programs, as authorized under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), is critical to preserving essential components of our nationwide health care safety net. Health professions education programs support the education and training of dental care providers to maintain and grow a diverse workforce, improve access in areas facing shortages and address emerging health care concerns such as the opioid epidemic.

ADEA, in partnership with Rep. Mike Simpson's Office, hosted an important discussion on oral health training programs on Thurs., July 19, 2018, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045.



2018 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Date: July 11-14, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

The ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders is designed to provide early-career faculty showing great promise as potential leaders the guidance, insight and skills needed to build an academic career. The year-long program began in July with a highly interactive three-and-a-half day onsite session at ADEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, fellows engage with senior leaders in dental education and work in peer groups to discuss leadership development and other essential subjects in academic dentistry.

Following the July meeting, fellows interact through online and other virtual experiences with their peer groups and advisors throughout the year as they develop research projects that highlight emerging trends and initiatives within academic dentistry, the profession as a whole and at ADEA member institutions specifically. The year-long program culminates with peer group presentations of their research findings during a dedicated session at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago, IL.

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Poverty Simulation: Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Date: July 11, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

One of the most significant challenges facing oral and public health today is the quest to reduce social inequalities in care. Millions of Americans struggle to access dental care due to underlying factors beyond their control. This webinar describes how the use of an experiential learning activity, a poverty simulation, can improve students’ understanding of the social determinants of health. Lewis Lampiris, D.D.S., M.P.H., shares the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s use of a poverty simulation exercise to help students “experience” the impact of poverty on health and health-related behaviors. Methods utilized to implement and evaluate these simulations and lessons learned were shared.

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Building Personal and Institutional Resilience

Date: June 27, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Sophia Saeed discusses a resource within the ADEA weTeach® collection of MedEdPORTAL® specifically designed for faculty members interested in learning short-term and long-term strategies for wellness and resilience. Hear about Dr. Saeed’s experiences implementing the workshop, lessons learned and how you can build resilience at personal and institutional levels.

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Preparing and Evaluate Future-ready Interprofessional Health Care Team Members

Date: June 14, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

The ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) 2.0 supports dental educators’ efforts to prepare future-ready graduates poised to collaborate within interprofessional health care teams. Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D., et al.  further states that to improve patients' oral health, we must ensure our graduates are ready to care about people and their well-being. This webinar provides teaching and evaluation strategies for assessing person-centered health readiness, including skills in didactic preparation, the use of standardized patient OSCEs, and clinical patient care assessment techniques, such as daily axiUm, competency and video interaction evaluations.

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The Art of Innovative Thinking—2018 ADEA Commissions on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting

Dates: June 5-7, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD

This summer’s ADEA CCI Liaisons’ experience took an entirely different path toward developing leaders’ change facilitation skills. Through a collaboration with  The Art of Science Learning—a National Science Foundation-funded initiative—participants leveraged disruption to spark creativity and innovation. They translated breakthrough ideas and innovative concepts into practical plans through Metaphorming, a form of whole-brain arts-and-science-based experiential learning, and worked in small teams with improvisational theater artists to spark flexible, adaptive and productive idea development.

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2018 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

Dates: June 2-5, 2018 
Location: San Diego, CA

The ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference (ADEA ADPDC) is the only conference developed exclusively for allied dental program directors, by allied dental program directors. 

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ADEA Allied Dental Education Leadership (ADEL) Training and Convening: Advancing Coordinated and Comprehensive Oral Health Care

Dates: May 31 – June 1, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA

Participants in the ADEA/WKKF Allied Dental Education Leadership (ADEL) Convening and Training Meeting developed skills that contribute to successful diversity/inclusion programming and leadership development. The training sessions were led by Dr. Joseph West, epidemiologist, consultant and facilitator; and Dr. Frances E. Sam, oral maxillofacial surgeon, author and career advisor. Panelists, including university diversity and inclusion officers, shared experiences and spark lively discussions in working groups around topics such as leadership, health equity, new models of dental care delivery, interprofessional education (IPE) and academic/community partnerships. This convening institutionalized practices, policies and collaborations that promote and advance health equity and academic/community partnerships.

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Ready for a PLC? Exploring the Culture of Change in Dental Schools        

Date: May 22, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is defined as a group of people sharing a common interest in a learning-oriented and growth-promoting way. In the educational environment, PLCs are single units where faculty, staff and administrators continuously seek and share experiences to enhance student learning. However, there are four common barriers to the effective development of local PLCs: establishing a collaborative culture; developing a shared vision; providing supportive leadership; and ensuring faculty protected time. This webinar provides an overview of PLCs, discuss the common barriers to their implementation and introduce methods to help address those barriers.

 



ADEA LEADE: Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (Summer 2018)

Dates: May 14 - July 13, 2018
Event Type: Online Course

The ADEA Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (ADEA LEADE) is an eight-week online course designed to promote leadership and professional development, as well as increase and enhance leadership opportunities, for allied dental faculty. Facilitated by leaders in allied dental education, this highly interactive program will take place completely online through self-paced as well as scheduled weekly activities. The program will be conducted via CANVAS, a Learning Management System through Eastern Washington University.



Considering Chairside Primary Care in the Dental Clinic? There’s a Guide for That!

Date: May 1, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

It’s been little more than two years since faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University School of Nursing  announced their intention to develop a novel interprofessional model of education and practice. The result: The Nurse Practitioner & Dentist Model for Primary Care (NPD Model). This free, 30-minute webinar discusses the newly released  implementation guide and how it may be adapted to your local setting. The speakers share their experiences creating the model and lessons learned when they applied it within their institutions. 

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Chew on This! A New Tool for Flipped Classrooms and Teaching Occlusion

Date: April 26, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

The appeal of the flipped classroom approach as an educational tool centers on its ability to increase engagement, optimize the time for in-class instruction and improve student mastery. Implementation, however, is often difficult. Where do you begin and what technologies best support a flipped classroom? In this webinar, we present a case study on how an online module created through Voicethread, a cloud-based learning tool for enhancing student engagement, was used to teach the concept and technique of taking a Centric Relation Record. Subsequent time in the classroom and clinic was used to deepen students’ understanding of the technique, and survey data revealed that the approach improved students’ skills. 

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Innovative Approaches for Mentoring in Scholarly Research and Writing

Date: April 10, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

Future oral health leadership requires scholarly research and publication. However, faculty often find themselves in scholarly mentorship roles with limited knowledge and prior experience. Further compounding the issue, students are frequently unprepared for the demands of scholarship. This webinar addresses these challenges and provide participants with the strategies they need to enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Learn to use essential communication and feedback methods and apply innovative learner-centered practices when mentoring.

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Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Dental Education

Date: March 28, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

Social factors contribute greatly to health inequality and the goal to achieve a more person-centered care model. Despite this fact, the targeted collection of information related to social determinants of health (SDH) remains episodic. Explore ways to incorporate SDH into your dental education curricula. This webinar will help you foster interprofessional collaboration when determining treatment and preparing future-ready graduates.  

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2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Dates: March 17-20, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL

We don’t have to imagine what the next generation of dental education might bring, because we are already living it. Phenomena in technology, health care, demographics and other areas can and will transform dentistry and how we teach. We know they are impacting our world today, but the question is: are we prepared to leverage them for the benefit of our profession, our students and society? The time to plan for 2030 is 2018, and the potential for the future of academic dentistry is limited only by our vision.

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Early Intervention Program to Promote Student Well-being
 

Date: Feb. 1, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

Early intervention is key to promoting student resiliency and well-being at academic dental institutions. But how do you effectively coordinate resources that span different divisions and stakeholders? In this 30-minute free webinar, leaders from the New York University College of Dentistry share their experiences implementing an early intervention model as well as practical ways to use resources common across dental institutions. 

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Person-Centered Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Dental Institutions

Date: Jan. 23, 2018
Event Type: Webinar

One of the three major goals of ADEA CCI 2.0 is to recognize that person-centered care will become the dominant model of health systems in the future and prepare our workforce for this change. But what exactly is person-centered care and how does it differ from other care models more prevalent at dental institutions today? This 30-minute free webinar compliments the Journal of Dental Education article of the same name (see the  November 2017 issue). It provides participants with an opportunity to evaluate three different care models as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with moving toward a more person-centered approach.

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Building a Culture of Value—2017 ADEA Deans' Conference

Dates: Nov. 11-14, 2017
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

In today’s health care and higher education environments, “value” is often reduced to monetary terms, but the concept of value encompasses so much more than financial return. What we value is what we believe to be important and beneficial for our future. And as leaders of the dental education community, the attention and priority we place on issues becomes a key proxy of their value to others. 

At the 2017 ADEA Deans’ Conference, attendees explored the value of engagement, globally, nationally and locally. They explored the value of global engagement, learning from the perspectives of dental education leaders around the world. At the national level, they discussed the current political and legislative environments and assess the value of action in responding to the new political environment. And at the local (university) level, they learned from peers about successful strategies for demonstrating the value of the dental school to the university and about the value of resilience in the face of increasing burnout and stress among students, faculty and administrators. Most importantly, the conference provided opportunities for peer-to-peer engagement and interaction, and promoted the value of peer learning.

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Connect, Converge, Collaborate—2017 ADEA Fall Meetings

Dates: Oct. 25-27, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH

At the 2017 ADEA Fall Meetings, dental educators, administrators and students came together in Columbus, Ohio to explore the critical issues affecting dental education from all angles. ADEA Councils and Sections met to conduct their necessary mid-year business. The buzz from thought-provoking plenary sessions and collaborative small-group discussions spilled over to networking events, where attendees had the opportunity to make new and renewed connections.

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A Shift in Diversity Work: MovingToward Inclusive Excellence—2017 ADEA Diversity Workshop Series

Dates: Oct. 24, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH

The ADEA Diversity Workshop is a one-day learning symposium to help participants understand the scope of the diversity-related CODA standards and assist them in developing mission-driven diversity initiatives for their institutions. The small group workshop format affords the unique opportunity for quality discussion, sharing and support among participants and presenters.

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Charting the Course and Setting SAIL—2017 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinic Administration (ADEA BFACA) Meeting

Dates: Oct. 4-7, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA

ADEA BFACA brings together the individuals who drive “the business side” of dental education in North America to share knowledge and learn from one another and industry experts. Our shared goal centers on improving business and clinical operations at their dental institutions. The robust agenda for this meeting was organized to provide ample time for networking, and was something for everyone—from our community of business and clinical administrators to all current and aspiring leaders in dental education.

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Dental Schools Addiction Education Summit

Dates: Aug. 29-30, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Regional convenings for medical schools have resulted in the development of core competencies for prescribers and other initiatives. However, it has become clear that more can be achieved when educators, federal policy makers and association leaders work collaboratively to address prescribing best practices across the education and practice continuum.

This meeting included leaders from 20 U.S. dental schools located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regions III and IV, as well as federal and state representatives with expertise in substance abuse and addiction.

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Change is Here—2017 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting

Dates: June 6-8, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

Within the rapidly changing environment surrounding us, broad national and global societal trends and forces are impacting the future of health care and education. An understanding of the “new” normal in a perpetually changing environment, and how to prepare for the future, will empower CCI Liaisons to effect positive change in their institutions and in the dental professions as these trends and forces evolve.

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Be the Beacon of Light for Change—2017 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

Dates: June 3-6, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

The ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference (ADEA ADPDC) is the only conference developed exclusively for allied dental program directors, by allied dental program directors. 

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2017 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP)

Dates: May 31 - June 3, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

Participants in the ADEA ADFLDP learn about fundamentals in leadership, emotional intelligence, social media, mentoring and peer coaching, negotiation and conflict management, personality types and their effect on leadership, team building and goal development and visioning. The interactive program involves self and peer-assessment exercises as well as readings to be completed prior to attending. Individual coaching sessions will be scheduled.

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Putting the “Pro” Back in Program: Creating Winning ADEA Annual Session Proposals

Dates: May 16, 2017
Location: Webinar, Online

During Putting the “Pro” Back in Program: Creating Winning ADEA Annual Session Proposals, participants learned strategies for creating a captivating title, the “ins” and “outs” of writing learning objectives, plus ideas for making their session descriptions stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re an experienced presenter or new to ADEA, this webinar will provide tips and tools for strengthening your ADEA Annual Session program proposal!

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Shaping the Future of Dental Education

Dates: May 8-9, 2017
Location: London, UK

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) have had a strong historical relationship based on a mutual desire for the advancement of dental education systems.  While there are differences between the two associations’ contextual environments and operational activities, in recent years it has become clear that the challenges faced by the associations and by their respective memberships are becoming ever more interrelated. 

To help explore and investigate these areas of commonality, the ADEE-ADEA collaborative’s Special Interest Group (SIG) was introduced at the ADEE annual meeting in Riga, Latvia in 2014. The SIG has since held meetings in Boston, MA and Szeged, Hungary in 2015, and in Denver, CO in March 2016 (with an upcoming meeting in Barcelona, Spain in August 2016). Discussions at these meetings led to the development of a more formal collaborative meeting to be held at King’s College London in May 2017. The meeting, titled “Shaping the future of dental education,” will focus on elements of mutual interest and expose participants to the wider discussions occurring within the rapidly changing international dental education context.

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2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition 

Dates: March 18-21, 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA

During the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, a record-breaking number of attendees gathered at the literal edge between land and sea in Long Beach, CA. The theme was “Beyond Boundaries,” discovering what may be possible when we push past the boundaries of what we know. The 2017 ADEA Annual Session challenged the academic dental profession to transcend the familiar and explore the unexpected questions behind more effective learning, scholarship, teaching, professional development and patient care.

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2017 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V

Dates: Jan. 5-8, 2017
Location: Rancho Mirage, CA

The 2017 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V was an exceptional encounter designed to invigorate leadership development, stretch thinking, push potential and rejuvenate the networks and relationships that are the hallmarks of the ADEA Leadership Institute.  

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Getting Ready for the Future—2016 ADEA Deans' Conference

Dates: Nov. 12-15, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA

As the environment for dental education, health care and higher education continues to change at an increasingly fast pace, the concept of being health care and education, and new models of higher education have begun to emerge. During the 2016 ADEA Deans’ Conference, we will study the “mega-trends” impacting dental education. We will explore the potential impact of technology on the delivery of dental care and on health professions education, learn about the experiences of institutions that have adopted value-based care and learner-centered competency-based curricula, gain lessons learned from schools that have designed their new facilities to support their interprofessional missions, and much more.

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Connect, Converge and Collaborate—2016 ADEA Fall Meetings

Dates: Oct. 27-19, 2016
Location: Houston, TX

At the 2016 ADEA Fall Meetings, dental educators, administrators and students came together in the “Bayou City” to explore the critical issues affecting dental education from all angles. ADEA Councils and Sections met to conduct their necessary mid-year business. The buzz from though-provoking plenary session and collaborative small-group discussions spilled over to networking events, where attendees had the opportunity to make new and renewed connections. The highly collaborative atmosphere of the ADEA Fall Meetings offered a unique environment for those with diverse professional roles and interests to find common ground, and learn from the varying perspectives that together move dental education forward. Our interactions over those three days challenged us to think differently about our work, provided us tools to spark innovation, and left us better prepared to help define the future of academic dentistry. 

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Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline—2016 ADEA Diversity Workshop

Dates: Oct. 26, 2016
Location: Houston, TX

Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline, the second in the series of ADEA Diversity Workshops, helped attendees better understand the factors that can influence the recruitment of diverse students and faculty. It featured promising practices from dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs. Through interactive discussions and working group sessions, participants left with practice strategies they could implement when they returned to their home institutions.

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2016 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinic Administration (ADEA BFACA) Meeting

Dates: Oct. 5-8, 2016
Location: Kansas City, MO

In today’s ever-changing and competitive world, all business, especially the business of dental education, faces challenges on multiple fronts. How do we best capitalize on limited financial and human resources? How can we effectively integrate expensive and rapidly obsolescent technology into our educational and clinical environments? When should we embrace change, and when should we stay the course? Is what we face at a particular moment in time a threat or an opportunity? 

The BFACA meeting is an alliance of members of two ADEA sections that meet annually—the ADEA Section on Business and Financial Administration and the ADEA Section on Clinic Administration. This meeting offers attendees the opportunity to collectively share knowledge and learn from one another and industry experts, with the goal of improving business and clinical operations at their dental institutions.

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Getting Your ADEA weTeach Resources Published—Why It’s Worth It and What You Need to Know

Date: Aug. 31, 2016
Event Type: Webinar

ADEA weTeach® is an online, curated collection of teaching and learning resources that reach a truly interprofessional and global audience of dental, allied dental, advanced dental and other health educators. ADEA weTeach resources are submitted through and housed on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ MedEdPORTAL® Publications (peer-reviewed) or iCollaborative (non-peer-reviewed) sites, which currently receive over 30,000 hits per month. During this webinar, we help you maximize the chances that your expertise will impact faculty around the world; demystify the submission and review process, including copyright and permissions requirements; and share helpful criteria and checklists that will get you well on your way to a successful submission.




2016 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Dates: July 12-15, 2016
Location: Freeport, ME

The ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders was designed to provide early-career faculty showing great promise as potential leaders the guidance, insight and skills needed to build an academic career. The year-long program began in July with a highly interactive three-and-a-half day onsite session in Freeport, Maine. During the meeting, fellows engaged with senior leaders in dental education and worked in peer groups to discuss leadership development and other essential subjects in academic dentistry. 

Following the July meeting, fellows interacted through online and virtual experiences with their peer groups and advisors throughout the year as they developed research projects that highlighted emerging trends and initiatives within academic dentistry, the profession as a whole and at ADEA member institutions specifically. The program culminated with peer group presentations of their research findings during a dedicated session at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA.

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Thinking Innovatively—2016 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting

Dates: June 7-9, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA

The ADEA CCI Liaisons celebrated 10 years of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) in Dental Education with Thinking Innovatively – the 2016 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting. ADEA CCI’s success in building consensus of change is based on the expertise, ingenuity, stamina and creativity of its liaisons. Working together and sharing diverse perspectives, ADEA CCI liaisons tackle common issues to arrive at best practices and ultimately lead the charge to systemically, continuously and collaboratively implement change. 

This year, the time had come to reflect upon and acknowledge out accomplishments and to promote continued innovative changes within dental education. The celebration of a milestone – featuring a competitive poster and presentation session with grand prizes – and allowed attendees to immerse themselves in this profound experience filled with unique perspectives and inspired collaboration.

A little friendly competition: This year’s meeting presented a unique opportunity to recognize ADEA CCI Liaisons’ contributions and support their work going forward in a Big Way. In the spirit of accelerating change and collegiality, ADEA CCI Liaisons from the same institution were invited to submit a proposal of “innovation” and compete for top honors.

Over the course of several months, the ADEA CCI Liaisons developed and planned the execution of their innovative ideas or programs. The summer meeting offered ADEA CCI Liaisons a chance to strut their stuff—gaining national recognition and financial support for the execution of their innovative idea. Participants exhibited their posters and were rated by their colleagues on the basis of innovation, significance, collaboration and implementation using a rubric created specifically for this event. 

Round One: Poster Competition

Round Two: Presentations by Top Ten Poster Winners

Round Three: Final Competition




Educate, Innovate and Invigorate Yourself—2016 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

Dates: June 4-7, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA

The 2016 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference (ADEA ADPDC) was the only conference developed exclusively for allied dental program directors, by allied dental program directors. We hope you were able to join us in June to Educate, Innovate and Invigorate Yourself as an Allied Dental Program Director. Allied dental program directors from all levels and disciplines were welcome. 

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Opioid Abuse in the U.S. and Its Impact on Dental Education

Dates: May 25, 2016
Event Type: Webinar

In Massachusetts, three dental schools have taken the lead on this issue by joining forces and advocating for legislation that resulted in a required curriculum to train dental students how to prescribe opioids—including mastering competencies in counseling, communication and collaboration. ADEA was fortunate to have three dental education leaders, one from each of these Massachusetts dental institutions, Drs. Ronald Kulich (Tufts University School of Dental Medicine), David Keith (Harvard School of Dental Medicine), and Richard D’Innocenzo (Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine) to share how they secured a state-wide curriculum in dental education on the appropriate use of opioids in dental treatment. This webinar has broad implications for not only dental education, but also for all stakeholders in health professions education and practice.

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ADEA CareerCon: Your Dental Degree + Our Experts = Your Future

Dates: May 1-3, 2016
Event Type: Webinar

ADEA CareerCon offered all current dental students and residents, new dentists and foreign educated dental graduates the opportunity to learn about a variety of dental careers through presentations and informational booths. The three-day, virtual event offered attendees insight on pursuing a residency, jumping into practice and careers in academia.

During short, TED Talk style presentations on a variety of topics, presenters revealed tips, disclosed best practices and shared personal stories.

With 24 hour access, attendees were able log in any time during the three-day event, as many times as they liked, to access content and watch presentations. While the event was on-demand, attendees were invited to participate in live sessions, including the keynote presentation, a virtual happy hour and Q&A with select presenters. 




2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Dates: March 12-15, 2016
Event Type: Denver, CO

Throughout health care, and certainly in dental education, the environment in which we live and work is shifting. Whether it’s federal reform, demographic trends, new collaborative care models, or changes within our individual institutions, our faculty, administrators, students, community partners and others must break new ground. How we leverage the opportunities of this new world, and how we work with one another to navigate it, was the theme of the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, “Shaping Tomorrow, Together.”  

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event for dental, allied dental and advanced dental education colleagues. Its four days featured dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall showcasing academic dentistry’s leading partners and suppliers. 

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ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V

Dates: Jan. 7-10, 2016
Event Type: Aventura, FL

The inaugural Phase V program was held at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Florida, and featured a special guest convener, Marcelo Gleiser, Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Marcelo challenged the group to think about the limits of science and the search for meaning. Fellow conveners included N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Karl and Rob led an interactive session exploring leadership in the context of their book, The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders. The inaugural program offered a blend of structured learning, social time and networking activities including peer coaching. 

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Connect, Converge and Collaborate—2015 ADEA Fall Meetings

Dates: Oct. 29-31, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

At the 2015 ADEA Fall Meetings, dental educators, administrators and students came together in the “Windy City” to explore the critical issues affecting dental education from all angles. ADEA Councils and Sections met to conduct their necessary mid-year business. The buzz from thought-provoking plenary sessions and collaborative small-group discussions spilled over to networking events, where attendees had the opportunity to make new and renewed connections. The highly collaborative atmosphere of the ADEA Fall Meetings offers a unique environment for those with diverse professional roles and interests to find common ground, and to learn from the varying perspectives that together move dental education forward.

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Setting the Standard for Diversity and Accreditation—ADEA Diversity Workshop Series

Dates: Oct. 28, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

Effectively facilitating “an environment characterized by, and supportive of, diversity and inclusion” (CODA DEP Standards, p. 27) involves more than promoting and supporting diversity activities; it requires effective leadership and careful development of a deliberate, collaborative and sustainable diversity plan. Setting the Standard for Diversity and Accreditation, the first in the series of ADEA Diversity Workshops, was a one-day crash course for understanding the scope of the diversity-related CODA Standards and developing a mission-driven diversity plan for your institution.

Participants in the workshop learned from the perspectives and innovative, evidence-based approaches of current and former dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs. Through focused discussion and working group sessions, these experts guided participants through the “how-to” of diversity planning, and provided feedback on real-time draft plans specific to institutional goals.

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Presentations:

Setting the Standard for Diversity and Accreditation: Welcome and OverviewPDF
Kim C. D’Abreu, M.P.H.  
ADEA Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

Mark A. López, Ph.D.
ADEA Senior Director for Access, Diversity and Inclusion 

Leadership and the Mission-Driven Diversity PlanPDF
Charles Alexander, Ph.D.  
Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity  
University of California, Los Angeles

Leadership and the Mission-Driven Diversity PlanPDF
Margaret B. Wilson, D.D.S., M.B.A. 
Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Student Affairs 
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Getting Started—Using a Logic Model to Describe and Assess Your Institution’s ClimatePDF
Vidya Ramaswamy, Ph.D. 
Curriculum Assessment Specialist 
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, D.D.S., Ph.D. 
Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Todd V. Ester, D.D.S. 
Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor 
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Resources:

CODA Standards Pertinent to Diversity, and DefinitionsPDF

Diversity in Dentistry Action Plan TemplatePDF

Embracing Our Reality: Key Ingredients for Fostering Campus Diversity SuccessPDF
Katrina Wade-Golden and John Matlock

Leadership and the Mission-Driven Diversity Plan – Suggested ResourcesPDF

Logic Model HandoutsPDF




ADEA CCI Spotlight: Fresh Approaches to Assessment for Dental Educators

Date: Oct. 26, 2015
Event Type: Webinar

At the 2015 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting, held in Austin, Texas, the interactive sessions and presentations by the CCI Liaisons focused on assessment—particularly of the new competencies for the general dentist. Two of the meeting’s presentations received such enthusiastic feedback that we invited these speakers to share their insights during this webinar

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Reaching Across the Aisle: The Policy, Politics and Practice of Healthcare and Education—2015 ADEA Deans' Conference

Dates: Oct. 17-20, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 ADEA Deans’ Conference, which explored the political, policy and practice landscape for health care and higher education, included sessions on the federal policy environment for dental education, models of interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and the economics of education.

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2015 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinical Administration (ADEA BFACA) Meeting

Dates: Oct. 1-4, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dental education and the dental profession are not immune to the effects of constant change. Although each institution exhibits its own individuality, we all face similar challenges as we attempt to address the many changes that are taking place. The ADEA BFACA meeting brings together the individuals who collectively run “the business end” of dental education in North America. Each year, these key decision-makers convene to learn, share, examine and question, and to develop strategies that address the most pressing concerns facing the business, finance and clinic administration components of academic dentistry.

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All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers

Dates: Aug. 18, 2015
Event Type: Webinar

In the Summer 2015 issue of the  CCI Liaison Ledger, Dr. Eugene L. Anderson, ADEA’s then Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President affirmed, “The value of IPE is now widely acknowledged; interprofessional competencies have been created to guide curricular change; numerous meetings and training workshops have been held and online repositories have been established to host a growing assortment of resources. Yet despite these advances, implementing IPE remains an uphill battle and can be especially vexing for dental schools.” How do we overcome obstacles to truly move IPE forward? All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers, examines 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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2015 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Dates: July 8-11, 2015
Location: Freeport, ME

The ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders is designed for faculty members who have been at their institution for less than three years, and who have demonstrated the potential for making significant contributions to academic dentistry. The program focuses on helping faculty plan and implement successful academic careers by cultivating leadership, facilitating networking with colleagues and providing mentorship from leaders in dental education.

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#TechDilemma: Student Professionalism in the Digital Age

Date: June 22, 2015
Event Type: Webinar

This ADEA Leading Conversations webinar discusses the impact technology has had on ethical and professional behavior among students, and how policies and practices of academic dental institutions have evolved. The webinar also suggests ways for dental institutions to address professionalism in students during the admissions process, throughout predoctoral training and into their professional lives.

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Building Academic and Community Partnerships for Innovation and Change

Dates: June 11-12, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The ADEA/W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Building Academic and Community Partnerships for Innovation and Change was held June 11–12, 2015, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The leadership development and training program included directors from MDFD IMDFD II and MDFD III programs, and leaders from four of the dental health aid therapist (DHAT) programs sponsored by W.K. Kellogg Community Catalyst. The joint leadership training provided skills development for increasingly diverse academic and community partnerships envisioned for the future. The WKKF/Community Catalyst dental therapist programs provide care primarily in underserved communities with models in five states: Vermont, Ohio, Kansas, New Mexico and Washington. The shared efforts of both MDFD and Community Catalyst leaders benefit the health of vulnerable children and families through dental care, leveraging of resources and community engagement.

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2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair

Date: June 11, 2015
Event Type: Virtual Fair

The 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair was a free, live, online event where prospective students could visit multiple virtual dental school booths—without travel or registration fees. The Fair provided opportunities for prospective dental students to chat live with dental school admissions representatives; watch presentations about financing a dental education, the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) and the dental school application process; browse and download brochures, videos and dental school information; and network with other predental students in a live chat forum. Representatives from dental schools all over the country attended the Fair to answer questions.




2015 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting

Dates: June 9-11, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

Since 2005, the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) in Dental Education has provided leadership and guidance in bringing curriculum reform to dental education. The successes of the ADEA CCI do not end here. Our next challenge is to reflect on the implementation of curricular changes and measure the outcomes of our programming to ensure the new competencies fully meet our desired intent. And because we are a diverse community of dental educators and institutions, one size does not fit all. During this highly interactive and collaborative program, CCI Liaisons were supported and encouraged to take their past efforts to fruition with a focus on assessment.   

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2015 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference

Dates: June 6-9, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

This annual conference allows administrators of allied dental education programs to discuss areas of mutual concern in a small meeting format and to provide a forum for the exchange of information on policies and programs that relate to allied dental education administration; stimulate the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information among allied dental program administrators; serve as a mechanism to address specific issues in allied dental education and administration; facilitate communication and networking opportunities among allied dental program administrators; exchange information about Accreditation Standards and their implementation in preparation for upcoming site visits.

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2015 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program

Dates: June 3-6, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

Participants learn about leadership in the context of the structural, political, human resource, and symbolic frames of the organization; emotional intelligence; managing conflict; mentoring and peer coaching; negotiation and conflict management; personality types and their effect on leadership; team building; and professional development strategies.

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Responding to the Looming Faculty Shortage in Allied Dental Education

Date: April 28, 2015
Event Type: Webinar

New survey data provide evidence that allied dental faculty are aging, and many programs are facing multiple upcoming vacancies and retirements in the coming years. Do schools have succession plans in place and are faculty prepared to assume leadership positions? This webinar provides an overview of current data regarding the current and predicted faculty workforce in allied dental education. It will discuss the need for mentoring faculty and explore successful mentoring programs for faculty to become our future leaders.

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2015 ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Dates: April 14, 2015
Event Type: Washington, DC

Co-hosted by ADEA and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), the 2015 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill provided members of the dental education and research communities the opportunity to speak with their members of Congress in support of adequate federal funding for Title VII oral health training programs and dental and craniofacial research through NIDCR.




2015 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair

Date: April 2, 2015
Event Type: Virtual Fair




2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Dates: March 7-10, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

The 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition celebrated all dental educators and administrators who are Igniting Minds and Unlocking Potential of every student. Dental educators are critical to students’ success because of the knowledge and expertise they share with students. Faculty help instill in students a passion for dentistry and a sense of caring for patients. Each student is prepared for a professional life in dentistry because of the dental educators who guide and support them as they strive to meet their goals.

Each student brings to their dental education a unique set of life experiences and educational background. 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition attendees explored how dental educators ignite the minds and unlock the potential in each student, guiding them and preparing them for a rewarding career in the caring profession of dentistry.

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Protecting Oral Health in the HIV/AIDS Community: Academic Dental Institutions and the Ryan White Program

Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Event Type: Webinar

More than 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and an estimated 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Since 1990, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has served as the nation’s largest program funded exclusively for low-income, underinsured and uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS. Approximately 46% of people with HIV/AIDS experience at least one major HIV-related oral health problem, yet individuals with HIV/AIDS face persistent barriers when accessing health care, particularly dental care.

In 2013, the Dental Reimbursement Program served 41,464 patients, with a majority of the care performed at academic dental institutions. However, the providers were awarded only 26.10% of their non-reimbursed costs, leaving them with $32,387,629 in non-reimbursed costs. The untenable reimbursement structure and burdensome administrative requirements jeopardize the continued involvement of academic dental institutions in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs. Thoughtful consideration must be given to a more realistic reimbursement rate to ensure that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS dental programs can continue to serve the oral health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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The ACA through a Post-election Lens

Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Event Type: Webinar

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, representing a significant attempt to reform the U.S. health care system. The ACA's stated goals were to reduce health care costs and improve patient health outcomes and experiences. The ACA appreciably overhauled the health care delivery system and included more than two dozen provisions affecting oral health and health professions education.

This timely webinar focused 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. Also, the webinar covered what to expect next when the 114th session of Congress convenes in January 2015.

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The Future of Dental Practice: Implications for Dental Education—2014 ADEA Deans' Conference

Dates: Nov. 15-18, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA

The 2014 ADEA Deans’ Conference took a deeper look at future practice and payment models for dentistry and the implications for dental education, including the role of dentistry and oral health in the primary care delivery system.

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ADEA Allied Dental Regional Accreditation Workshop

Dates: Oct. 27-28, 2014
Location: College Park, GA

The 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Regional Allied Dental Accreditation Workshop was designed to assist allied dental educators with navigating the accreditation process, preparing for accreditation site visits and becoming familiar with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) allied dental education standards and policies. Topics included preparation for the site visit, review of documents and expectations during and after the site visit. Discipline-specific issues and frequent citations were discussed.

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The Dental Safety Net and Access to Oral Health

Date: Oct. 27, 2014
Event Type: Webinar

Academic dental institutions play an integral role in the dental safety net by preparing oral health professionals to deliver quality care to underserved populations. Often, the dental school is the state's largest safety net provider. With a mission to serve the community, academic dental institutions are finding new opportunities to educate dental students, dental hygienists and residents about how to effectively care for underserved communities and embrace their professional responsibilities as leaders in oral health. This webinar focuses on the following aspects of the dental safety net: (1) the nation's access to care crisis and the need for the dental safety net, (2) the populations reliant on the dental safety net for urgent and basic care, (3) the entities that compose the dental safety net and strategies to increase access and (4) the essential role academic dental institutions play in the dental safety net.

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2014 ADEA Fall Meetings

Dates: Oct. 23-15, 2014
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

At the 2014 ADEA Fall Meetings, collective opportunities—in addition to each ADEA Council or Section meeting with its own agenda—provided attendees with insights into issues affecting dental education at all levels. Attendees learned about setting the stage for diverse and effective teams at their institutions, and were presented with evidence showing that the best group decisions are made by teams of diverse people.

The 2014 ADEA Fall Meetings provided a series of conversations, including a provocative keynote address and a plenary with engaging small group discussions. These conversations helped attendees develop effective strategies as leaders in dental education to ensure the inclusion of individuals with diverse talent, backgrounds, abilities and skills for optimal educational environments and practice models. 

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Individual Meetings Agendas:

ADEA Council of Faculties
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ADEA Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs Administrative Board MeetingPDF

ADEA Council of SectionsPDF

ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows  PDF

ADEA Section on Admissions Officers and Student Affairs and Financial Aid (ADEA AFASA)   PDF

ADEA Section on Academic Affairs Meeting for Academic Deans (Preliminary AgendaPDF




2014 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinical Administration (ADEA BFACA) Meeting

Dates: Oct. 15-18, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV

In today’s culture of immediate gratification and high levels of customer service and satisfaction, organizations find themselves trying to meet the demands of both internal and external customers. Dental education is no different—educators must simultaneously attend to the oral health needs of their patients, the educational requirements of their students and the financial requirements of their dental institutions. As educators, we find ourselves asking, “How do we do that?” while delivering a high quality of service to all of our customers. Best practices indicate that through staff development and training, and the implementation of innovative technology, we can successfully meet our customers’ expectations.

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Thursday, Oct. 16: 

Performance that Rocks: Managing Your Brand Ambassadors (Keynote Address)PDF

Jim Knight, Culture, Branding and Customer Service Catalyst, Keppler Speakers Bureau


EXPRESS-ions! 

This session consisted of five-minute presentations on hot topics in dental education as related to business, financial and clinic administration. Presenters shared experiences from their home institutions, lessons learned in embracing the changes that took place and how attendees could apply them at their institutions. At the conclusion of the presentations, participants engaged in three rounds of small group discussions lead by the EXPRESS-ions! presenters. Attendees had the opportunity to ask more business-oriented questions and acquire solutions to matters taking place in their home institutions. 

Early Impacts of Dental Therapy in Minnesota PDF
Todd Thierer, D.D.S., M.P.H., University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Faculty Calibration in Evidence-Based Dentistry PDF
Kimberly S. Ruona, D.D.S., The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Conflict Resolution: What is the Real Problem?PDF
Suzanne Adolphson, M.S.W., M.H.A., Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Establishment of Fees PDF
David L. George, D.D.S., M.B.A., University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Top Five Things Learned Building an Innovation Clinic PDF 
Jeffrey Primos, M.B.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City

Interprofessional Education and Beyond PDF
Wilbert Milligan III, Ph.D., D.M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI): Patient Audits PDF
Darryn Weinstein, D.D.S., M.D.A., M.P.H., Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Illinois


Friday, Oct. 17

Update on ADEA and CODA Dental School Financial Surveys

PDFEugene Anderson, Ph.D., ADEA Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President

John W. Reinhardt, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of DentistryPDF

Mert N. Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., M.H.S.A., University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry PDF


Why Worry About the Affordable Care Act?

Michael J. Kanellis, D.D.S., M.S., The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics PDF

Denice Stewart, D.D.S, M.H.S.A, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry PDF

Collins Okwen, D.D.S., M.B.A., The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston PDF


EXCEL: Excellence in Continued Enrichment and Learning - A Staff Training and Development Program

Michelle Robinson, D.M.D., M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry PDF

Ginger Hattaway, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of DentistryPDF


Saturday, Oct. 18

Technology: Integrating Clinical Technologies Into the Dental Curriculum

Robert Cederberg, D.D.S., M.A., The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental SchoolPDF

Stefanie Seitz, D.D.S., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School PDF

Richard Zimmerman, D.D.S., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental SchoolPDF


Payment Innovations: Show Me the Money

Suzanne Farrar, RDH, MSHCM, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry PDF

Ali Iqbal, D.D.S., M.A., Ed.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry PDF

James Pashayan, D.D.S., M.A., Ed.D., Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Arizona PDF




Navigating the Research Landscape: Key Strategies for Success

Date: Sept. 30, 2014
Event Type: Webinar

In the last decade funding from National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to academic dental institutions has declined. In 2012, Academic Dental Institutions (ADIs) received ~45% of the NIDCR’s extramural funding compared to 50% a decade ago. Reasons for this decline are multifaceted and complex, however what is clear is that in order for ADIs to reverse this trend more dental educators must have the support and guidance on how to transform their potential and interest in research tangible projects. This webinar discussed the need for more dental educators to engage in all types of research and provided key strategies and tips for launching an academic research career or expanding one’s current research portfolio. A key element of building or sustaining a research program is effective networking. Presenting and publishing one’s research leads to important visibility and demonstrates capability. This webinar explored this and other key strategies.

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5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference

Dates: Sept. 14-16, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

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. It fostered global alliances and delivered leadership strategies that women can use to improve oral health and overall health in their communities throughout the world. The theme of the 5th ADEA IWLC was “Global Health Through Women’s Leadership.” It built on the successes of prior conferences held in France, Sweden, Canada and Brazil that addressed global issues affecting women’s health through education, research and service (practice). Enhanced programming at the Barcelona conference included a focus on women’s leadership in industry and sessions designed for younger cohorts of women that will foster opportunities for mentoring and networking with senior colleagues.

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ADEA International Workshop

Date: Sept. 14, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

This workshop, held September 14, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain, at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, offered a unique opportunity for dental educators and practitioners worldwide to share and gain insight into strategies for a range of areas, including curricular change, faculty development and policy change. The target audience for this conference was dental educators and practitioners worldwide. Workshop attendees heard presentations and participated in small group discussions that allowed them to discuss the successes and challenges that dental educators worldwide have experienced in trying to implement curricular change; gain insight into the implementation of innovative models of curriculum globally, such as evidence-based dentistry and technology; describe various institutional efforts to understand and embrace standards from around the world; and develop an understanding of how the global education community can work together to change and innovate dental education.

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Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education

Date: Aug. 20, 2014
Event Type: Webinar

Much has been written lately regarding the substantial and positive impact that collaborative care and practice is currently having on the nations’ health delivery system, and more importantly, on our patients’ overall health. But without exposing our health professional students to interprofessional education (IPE) during their formative years, the fruits of collaborative practice known as the “triple aim”: better health outcomes, improved patient experience, and lower overall costs, are difficult to achieve.

Effective collaborative practice implemented across the health professions begins in the health professional educational environment with IPE. Only by ensuring that our health professional students have ample opportunities to learn about, from, and with health professional students from other professions, can the “triple aim” of collaborative practice be fully realized. This webinar will focus on dental education and how dental faculty and their institutional leaders are essential in moving their institutions one step closer to bringing IPE home.

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Leaning In: A New Era of WomenLeaders

Date: July 29, 2014
Event Type: Webinar

One of the feature sessions taking place at the 5th ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference (IWLC) in Barcelona, Women's Leadership: Impact, Innovation and Industry, includes panelists: Drs. Teresa Dolan, DENTSPLY International; Kathryn Atchison, University of California, Los Angeles; Anousheh Alavi, Colgate Palmolive (UK); and Gillian Barclay, Aetna Foundation — all women leaders who have adapted skills to forge pathways outside of the dental/medical education, clinical practice and research environments. They will discuss their personal skill sets and the opportunities and challenges of moving beyond a traditional dental career. As a prelude to the IWLC presentation in Barcelona, Drs. Dolan and Atchison will host a webinar on women's leadership series titled Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders, the first webinar in the ADEA Policy Center's Leading Conversations webinar series.

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ADEA Regional Faculty Development Workshops: Bringing IPE Home

Dates: July 21-22, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA

This workshop was part of the ADEA Regional Faculty Development Workshop series.

Whether your institution is already engaged in interprofessional exercises or looking for that first step to bring interprofessional education (IPE) to your institution, fully understanding IPE in the context of national changes to health care delivery models is essential to your institution’s success.

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Presentations:

Monday, July 21 

Why IPE?  PDF
Judith Buchanan, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S. 
Professor, Division of Prosthodontics 
Department of Restorative Sciences 
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Tuesday, July 22 

IPEC Core Competencies  PDF
Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D. 
ADEA Senior Director for Educational Program Development 
Institutional Capacity Building 
American Dental Education Association

Why Does Dentistry Need to be Part of the IPE Initiative? Strategies for Changing Culture  PDF
Judith Buchanan, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S. 
Professor, Division of Prosthodontics 
Department of Restorative Sciences 
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Making Sense of IPE Assessment  PDF
John H. Tegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT 
Professor of Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine 
Director, Interprofessional Education 
Western University of Health Sciences


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ADEA Regional Allied Dental Accreditation Workshop

Dates: July 21-22, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA

The 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Regional Allied Dental Accreditation Workshop was designed to assist allied dental educators with navigating the accreditation process, preparing for accreditation site visits and becoming familiar with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) allied dental education standards and policies. Topics included preparation for the site visit, review of documents and expectations during and after the site visit. Discipline-specific issues and frequent citations were discussed.

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2014 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Dates: July 9-12, 2014
Location: Freeport, ME

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented the 2014 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders. The program is designed for faculty members who have been at their institution for less than three years, and who have demonstrated the potential for making significant contributions to academic dentistry. The program focuses on helping faculty plan and implement successful academic careers by cultivating leadership, facilitating networking with colleagues and providing mentorship from leaders in dental education.

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ADEA/WKKF Building Leadership Teams for a Diverse Dental Workforce

Dates: June 12-13, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C. 

The ADEA/WKKF (W.K. Kellogg Foundation) Building Leadership Teams for a Diverse Dental Workforce was held June 12-13, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington D.C. The two day leadership training brought together the directors from MDFD I-MDFD III programs, as well as leaders from WKKF Community Catalyst dental therapy programs.  Training provided a framework for mission-driven activities in diversity programming. 

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Unlocking Innovation Through Technology—2014 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Summer Liaisons Meeting

Dates: June 10-12, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA

When education scholars shifted their focus away from teaching and placed it squarely on learning, all previous rules for providing students with lecture content flew out the window. In an age of technology we find chalkboards, along with pencil and paper, replaced by technology as the main conduit of information delivery. PowerPoint, clickers, blogs, Wikis, and webinars are just a few of the content delivery modalities that have infused the student learning experience. The transformation was swift and uneven, with some faculty quickly adapting their classrooms and others continuing to struggle to gain ground under the heap of technological advancements. As faculty grapple with deciding what, if any, technology they should incorporate into their courses, the lack of clear guidelines on how best to use technology has resulted in many myths. Do all students prefer technology-enhanced courses? Is more technology better than less? Does technology actually improve student learning?

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Presentations:

Tuesday, June 10

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


Keynote Address: Technology, Access and Serving Underserved Communities  PDF
Michael Helgeson, D.D.S.

 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Interactive Panel: Myth Busters!PDF
Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, Ed.D. 
Anthony M. Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D.

Resource:  Michael J. Hannafin & Susan M. Land, The Foundations and Assumptions of Technology-Enhanced Student-Centered Learning Environments, Instructional Science 25: 167-202, 1997. PDF

Wednesday, June 11

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
Webinar Review on Technology 
Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, Ed.D.

9:30 a.m. – Noon
Team Projects 1

Resource:  Table Exercise Instructions: Syllabus TransformationPDF




2014 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

Dates: June 7-10, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA

The 2014 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference promoted the advancement of allied dental education, research, and service in all institutions that offer accredited allied dental education programs. It was designed to provide a forum for attendees to share program innovations, challenges, and successes while networking with peers.

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Presentations:

Saturday, June 7

Plenary Session 
Allied Dental Professionals: Beyond Access to Dental Health  PDF 
Bob Russell, D.D.S, M.P.H.

Sunday, June 8

Opening Keynote Address: 
Serving our Community: Educators’ Role in Meeting Communities’ Needs  PDF
Christine Nathe, RDH, M.S.

Panel Presentation: Best Practices in Reaching Out to the Underserved Populations

Lisa Bress, RDH, M.S.  PDF
Patricia Ann Capps, CDA, RDH, M.S.  PDF
Patricia Inks, B.S.D.H., M.S.  PDF
Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, RDH, Ed.D.  PDF

New Directors’ WorkshopPDF

Deanna N. Stentiford, RDH, Ed.S. 
Rebecca Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H.

Monday, June 9

Concurrent Sessions

1. National Issues Affecting Dental Assisting Education Facilitators

Facilitators: 
Carolyn K. Breen CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D. 
Professor Patricia Ann Capps, CDA, B.S., M.S. 
Lorraine (Lori) I. Gagliardi, RDH, Ed.D. 
Connie L. Myers-Kracher, CDA, EFDA, M.S.D., Ph.D.


2. 
Overview by the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) on the Transforming Dental Hygiene Education Symposium  PDF

Facilitators: 
Ann Battrell, M.S.D.H. 
Pam Steinbach, RN, M.S.


Teaching Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking in Dental ProgramsPDF

Susan J. Daniel, RDH, Ph.D. 
Shannon H. Mitchell, RDH, M.S.

Tuesday, June 10 (Joint meeting day with the ADEA CCI Summer Liaisons’ Meeting)

Closing Keynote Address: 
Technology, Access and Serving Underserved Communities  PDF
Michael Helgeson, D.D.S.




ADEA Regional Faculty Development Workshops: Bringing IPE Home

Dates: April 24-25, 2014
Location: Rosemont, IL

This workshop was part of the ADEA Regional Faculty Development Workshop series.

Whether your institution is already engaged in interprofessional exercises or looking for that first step to bring interprofessional education (IPE) to your institution, fully understanding IPE in the context of national changes to health care delivery models is essential to your institution’s success. Health care delivery models are being transformed at a rapid pace to align with collaborative care. This rapid transformation makes it critical that our dental school faculty become IPE educated and ensure that their students are well prepared for success after they graduate.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

IPEC Core Competencies  PPT
Anthony Palatta, D.D.S.

Why Does Dentistry Need to be Part of the IPE Initiative? Strategies for Changing Culture  PPT
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Judith A. Buchanan, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Making Sense of IPE Assessment  PDF
Jean A. King, Ph.D., M.S., A.B.


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ADEA Regional Allied Dental Accreditation Workshop

Dates: April 24-25, 2014
Location: Rosemont, IL

The 2014 ADEA Regional Allied Dental Accreditation Workshop was designed to assist allied dental educators with the accreditation process, prepare for accreditation site visits, and become familiar with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) allied dental education standards and policies. Topics included preparation for the site visit, review of documents, expectations during and after the site visit, as well as discipline specific issues and frequent citations.

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2014 ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day

Dates: April 8, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

On April 8, 2014, ADEA hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, garnering the highest participation to date.  More than 50 members from the nation’s academic dental and research community attended the event, for which ADEA collaborated with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Notably, ADEA members had more than 75 meetings with both elected officials and their congressional staff to advocate for the training of today’s oral health workforce, as well as investment in dental and craniofacial research.

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2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Dates: March 15-18, 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX

How does the brain work? How do people learn and what is the most effective way to teach? The 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition brought together experts from inside and outside of academic dentistry to discuss “The Science of Learning.” Dental educators, administrators and students explored the neuroscience and neuropsychology of learning, including understanding learning disabilities and the implications of new technologies on the future of learning and teaching. Both traditional and innovative teaching and assessment methodologies were examined and how they apply to didactic and clinical teaching was discussed.

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