Monty MacNeil, D.D.S., M.D.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors, has declared 2018–19 The Year of the ADEA Chapter with the goal to promote awareness of
ADEA Chapters for Students, Residents and Fellows and their mission to increase knowledge of and interest in academic dental careers. ADEA staff, in conjunction with members of the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows, have placed special
emphasis on growing ADEA Chapters. As of early January, ADEA has grown ADEA Chapters by 33.3% compared with last year, with 48 ADEA Chapters officially registered through ADEA headquarters. ADEA Chapters exist at 46 U.S. dental schools, one Canadian faculty of dentistry and one U.S. allied dental education
Several activities and events are taking place throughout the year to commemorate The Year of the ADEA Chapter, including ADEA Chapter Awareness Month last October. A second ADEA Chapter Awareness Month is in February 2019. During ADEA Chapter Awareness Month, ADEA Chapters
host activities to promote awareness about both ADEA and the purpose of ADEA Chapters, which is to promote academic dental careers. Following are a few highlighted events that haven place at ADEA Chapters across the country:
Left to right: A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health sponsored a book club event reading “Teeth” by Mary Otto. The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine spoke to a group of high school students at the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford, CT about academic dental careers. Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry sponsored a “Why I Teach” Faculty Panel.