2022 ADEA Deans’ Conference
November 5-7, 2022


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 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.ADEA Council of Deans (ADEA COD) Administrative Board Meeting
(By invitation only)
 Noon – 1:00 p.m.Joint Lunch for ADEA New Deans’ Workshop Attendees, ADEA COD Administrative Board and Members of the ADEA Board of Directors
 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.ADEA New Deans’ Workshop
(By invitation only)
 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.Opening Session: Welcome and Introductions

Clark Stanford, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Chair, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics

Nader Nadershahi, D.D.S., Ed.D., M.B.A.
Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors
Dean, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Karen West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
ADEA President and CEO

Keynote Session—Reinventing Yourself, Again

Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., M.B.A.
Former Chief Dental Officer and current Advisor at Overjet
Past-President, American Dental Association

Learning Objectives

  • Explore paths for new thinking about career transitions to manage the challenge of burnout.
  • Examine positive attributes and potential challenges of changing directions in one’s career.

CE Credits: 1.5

 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
(Sponsored by AEGIS Dental Network)
Dinner on Your Own



 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Wellbeing Activity
 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast
(Sponsored by The Procter & Gamble Company)  
 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Micro, Mezzo, Macro: A Multi Systems-Level Approach to Creating Environments That Optimize Wellbeing

Makenzie Peterson, D.S.W., M.Sc.
Director for Wellbeing
American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate applicable principles for developing a culture of wellbeing.
  • Discuss strategies applicable to dental education and industry to improve organizational wellbeing.

CE Credits: 3.0

 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Wellbeing Break and Lunch
(Sponsored by A-dec)
 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.The Science of Happiness and Wellbeing

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor & Vice Chair of Psychology
University of California, Riverside

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the research underpinnings of happiness and wellbeing.
  • Develop strategies for improving personal and workplace happiness and satisfaction.

CE Credits: 1.5

 2:30 – 2:40 p.m.Break
 2:40 – 3:30 p.m.Sharing Practices in Wellbeing

Josh Mintz
President, CHP Mintz, LLC

 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.Peer-to-Peer Networking
 6:00 p.m.Dine Arounds/ Dinner on Your Own


 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Wellbeing Activity
 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast
 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Coaching for Renewal and Rejuvenation

Julie Lancaster, M.A.
President, Lancaster Leadership

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differences between mentoring, coaching and supervising.
  • Practice effective coaching and getting coached.

CE Credits: 3.0

 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch and Adjournment of Main Conference
 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.ADEA COD Business Meeting
 4:00 p.m.Adjourn
 6:00 p.m. Dinner for Dental School Deans and Their Guests


 7:30 a.m. Breakfast to Go
(Sponsored by VitalSource Technologies)



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The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 9 continuing education credits.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.