Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Venue: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Location: New Orleans, LA

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The 2024 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 Preview

To view the full schedule, please visit the GoDental24 Agenda page.

 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Registration

 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.Welcome Remarks
 9:15 – 10:10 a.m.

ADEA GoDental: Inspire, Inform and Guide

Persistence and Perseverance: Pathways to Dentistry
Kathryn Pawlak, D.D.S. 
University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Class of 2019
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Pediatric Dentistry, Class of 2021

Money Matters: 10 Questions Every Student Should Ask
Paul Garrard
ADEA Senior Advisor for Student Financial Services

Planning a Stress-free ADEA AADSAS Application
Chonté James
ADEA Director of the Predoctoral Application Service

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.Interactive Networking (snacks included)
Stand up and stretch while meeting others, grabbing a snack and sharing your thoughts on these three questions:
  1. What person or experience in your life inspired you to pursue a dental career?
  2. What resources have helped inform you about the benefits of pursuing a dental career?
  3. What specific advice has helped guide you through your dental school application journey?
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Student Stories

One Bite at a Time: My Odyssey to LSU School of Dentistry
David Rainwater, D3
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD)

How ADEA Helped Shape My Dental School Journey
Justin James Donato, D2 and Eboney Hinds, D2
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
11:30 a.m. – noonLunch
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Recruitment Fair
Explore 50+ schools and organizations that are here to meet you. Learn what each dental school has to offer and how you might fit into their curriculum and environment.

Exhibit Hall Map

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