Educational Sessions

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Some attendees arrived in Boston early to participate in Annual Session & Exhibition pre-programming scheduled for Friday, March 6. A featured session on Friday explored the ways that dental schools are making a difference in access to dental care, diversity and equality. Read more.  

ADEA’s Signature Series, Leading Faculty—It’s Not Just About Promotion! led off the educational sessions on Saturday, attracting more than 150 participants to a breakfast meeting featuring three experts in professional development.  Read more

Faculty who want to get their students to stop relying on a PowerPoint presentation got some help from Turbocharge Your Communication Skills in the Classroom and Clinic, an interactive session led by Sally Morgan and John Williams, D.M.D., M.B.A. Read more.

Since the ADEA Women’s Affairs Advisory Committee recommended that the conversation about women’s health issues be extended across disciplines in 2012, educators in several fields have been working toward making women’s health an interprofessional discipline. Read more

The will to move forward and create transformation in dental hygiene programs is strong. In 2013 the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) embarked on a path that will eventually change dental hygiene curricula across the country. Read more

Posters were on display in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday and Monday during the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, furnishing details on research from dental schools across the country. Read more

Sunday afternoon’s Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposium session, Unlocking Potential Through Collaboration: A Shared Model for Faculty Mentoring, featured a four-person panel. Read more

On Monday, the ADEA Policy Center featured a session titled The Two or More Race Designation: How Schools are Navigating This New Paradigm, which explored how dental student applicant/enrollment data is presented to the dental education community. Read more.  

Presenters at Monday’s Affordable Care Act: An Update and the Impact on Dentistry session stated that the ACA is a work in progress—and it will continue to affect health care delivery for years to come. “We’re still in the early implementation stages in many ways,” said Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H. Read more