2020 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event

Updated as of 3/9/2020

As a result of recent updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition and related ADEA eventsincluding the ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event and Gies Awards Gala—planned for March 14-17, 2020 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

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Date:  Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time:   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Venue:  Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center
Location:  National Harbor, MD

The 2020 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event is a FREE in-person event that offers individuals interested in dentistry the chance to meet admissions officers from U.S. and Canadian dental schools and attend interactive presentations to help them be successful applicants. This dynamic event is geared toward high school, community college and four-year college students, as well as others interested in dentistry.

Event Schedule

 7:30 a.m.Registration Opens

 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.Welcome

Andrea D. Jackson, D.D.S.
Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry

 9:20 – 9:40 a.m.Keynote: 10 Years in the Making

William Davidson Brunson, Jr., D.D.S.
Anne Wells Brunson, Ed.D. 

 9:45 – 11:40 a.m.General Session: From Applicant to Practitioner

10 Tips to Presenting Your Best ADEA AADSAS® Application

Becoming a Dentist, My Dental Student Journey
❋ Three dentists share their journey to becoming a dentist and how the tips provided by admissions officers helped them.

James Gray, D.D.S. (Norfolk, VA)
Dima Ghunaim, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P. (Baltimore, MD)
Michelle Aguilos Thompson, D.D.S. (Houston, TX)

 11:45 a.m.Lunch

 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.Recruitment Fair

❋ For more than 10 years, students have been able to find the dental school that is the best fit for them during the recruitment fair. Continue that tradition by learning what each dental school has to offer and how you fit into their curriculum and environment.

❋ Network and engage one-on-one with admissions officers representing U.S. and Canadian dental schools.

Exhibit Hall Map

2020 GoDental Exhibitor booth


Contact  godental@adea.org