2021 ADEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop:
Creating More Inclusive Spaces: Mitigating In/Out-Group Bias in Dental Education

October 27, 2021, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Download a printable version of the 2021 ADEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop agenda. PDF

The ADEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop provides dental school administrators, faculty, students and staff with tools and strategies to promote and understand the roles that access, diversity, inclusion, equity and well-being play in promoting a humanistic environment within dental education. The aim of this learning symposium is to help participants understand the scope of the diversity-related Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards and to assist them in developing mission-driven diversity initiatives for their institutions.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the 2021 ADEA DEI Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how self-perceptions and views of our own in-group/out-group status are impacted by societal and institutional structures.
  • Identify reasons why we shift social groups and how shifting in-group/out-group status affects the inclusion and exclusion of individuals on our campuses.
  • Explain intersecting social constructs and how these intersecting constructs motivate us to shift from one social group to another.
  • Develop campus strategies for leveraging in-group identity to mitigate bias and foster humanistic and inclusive environments in support of students, faculty, staff, residents, fellows and patients.

Featured Guest


Shindale Seale, Ed.D. (She/Her/Hers)

SEADE Coaching & Consulting LLC

American Dental Education Association


Keith A. Mays, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.S. (He/Him/His)

Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her/Hers)

ADEA President and CEO


Malik Seelal (He/Him/His)

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Henry Schein, Inc.


Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D. (She/Her/Hers)

ADEA Chief Diversity Officer

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 3.25 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.