Refer to individual agendas for start and end times each day.

The session will feature the following:

THURSDAY – FRIDAY   |   OCT. 26 – 27

➤ Individual Councils/Sections meetings:

Conference Presentation
Speaker presentations will be provided in the online program planner, which will be made available closer to the event.


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.   Joint Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome

Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D., M.Ed., M.A.
ADEA Chief of Staff

Ana N. López-Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H., FACD, FICD
Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

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

8:05 – 9:30 a.m.   Joint Plenary Session—Thinking Outside of the Box: Disrupting Oral Health Education for Future-ready Graduates

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

T. Gerard (Gerry) Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., Dr.Med.Dent.
Interim Provost
University of Louisville

Lori Giblin-Scanlon, D.H.Sc., RDH
Professor; Associate Dean for Clinical Programs
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Frank Licari, M.B.A., M.P.H., D.D.S.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan, Utah

Nader A. Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Dean and Vice Provost
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Tara L. Newcomb, B.S.D.H., M.S.
Chief Departmental Advisor; Associate Professor
Old Dominion University College of Health Science
Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., Dr.Med.Dent.
Dean and Senior Vice President
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how current and future technological, political and societal trends are impacting oral health education.
  • Discuss innovative approaches and new oral health education models being used or proposed to respond to current and future trends affecting oral health education.
  • Explain some of the challenges and opportunities these trends present in improving educational access and the quality of patient outcomes.

CE credits: 1.25

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Joint Plenary Session—Change Management and the Future of Work: Implications for Health Care and the Academic Oral Heath Profession

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

Teresa (Terri) Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Chief Dental Officer

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current 4IR technologies impacting oral health care and future trends.
  • Discuss the new skills, behaviors and competencies that the integration of the human element with 4IR technologies will require of oral health professionals.
  • Explain key change management principles that oral health education must undertake to graduate future-ready oral health professionals.

CE credits: 1.0