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ADEA Applauds Senate Bill to Permanently Allow Qualified Students to Vaccinate

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is hailing the introduction of a bill that would permanently allow qualified health professions students to administer vaccines during federally declared public health emergencies. | June 17, 2021

JDE Article: “Very Little Progress” in U.S. Dental Schools Enrolling Black Students

U.S. dental schools have failed to make significant inroads in attracting and enrolling Black students over the past two decades, a fact that may be contributing to persistent oral health disparities among Black Americans, according to an article published in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). | April 20, 2021

ADEA Statement Against Racism and Violence Against Individuals of Asian Descent, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) condemns all forms of violence, discrimination, racism, harassment and xenophobia.  |  March 19, 2021

ADEA Hails Federal Approval for Role of Dentists and Qualified Dental Students in COVID Vaccinations

The Biden administration's decision to allow dentists and qualified dental students to administer the COVID-19 vaccine is a welcome and important step in winning the fight against the deadly pandemic, according to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).  |  March 12, 2021

Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Highlights Oral Health “Paradox”

Oral health is an essential component of overall health, but that outlook is not widely put into practice, according to the Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), who says the paradox diminishes the influence of oral health professionals in the health care community.  |  March 4, 2021

Oral Health Professionals Have Greater Role to Play in Improving Overall Health

Oral health professionals have a crucial but not fully realized role to play in advancing and improving the overall health of the general population, according to an essay published in the Journal of Dental Education.  |  Jan. 21, 2021

ADEA, Henry Schein and FEMA Join Forces on Mask Donation for U.S. Dental Schools and Programs

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Henry Schein, Inc. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have joined forces for an initiative that will provide dental schools and allied dental education programs with KN95 masks to be used for patient care.  |  Oct. 15, 2020

ADEA Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workplace Training

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, diverse, inclusive and humanistic environment in every area of dental education—classrooms, clinics, laboratories, meeting/collaboration spaces, research, administrative offices and in our communities.  |  Sept. 25, 2020

ADEA Supports Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Dental Community

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is calling for members of the dental health care team, including dental and dental allied students providing patient care, to be among those health care workers to first receive any vaccine developed for COVID-19.  |  Sept. 8, 2020

American Dental Education Association Underscores Importance of Oral Health Care During Pandemic

Noting that oral health is crucial to overall health care, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) says it is important that routine oral health care is allowed to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic—provided that specific safety protocols are followed, including the use of PPE.  |  Aug. 14, 2020

ADEA Names Dr. Marsha Pyle as Next Senior Scholar in Residence

Marsha A. Pyle, D.D.S., M.Ed., a longtime leader in academic dentistry, has been named as the next Senior Scholar in Residence for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).  |  Aug. 12, 2020

Study Probes Rates, Causes of Depression Among Dental Students

Dental students in California experience depressive symptoms at a rate similar to those of medical students and higher than the general population.  |  July 23, 2020

ADEA Affirms Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) strongly condemns racism, discrimination, prejudice and injustice of any kind within dental education.  |  June 25, 2020

ADEA Releases Faculty Diversity Toolkit

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has released a toolkit aimed at bolstering the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, including historically underrepresented racial, ethnic and marginalized groups.  |  June 18, 2020

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Statement on National Crisis

ADEA President and CEO Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H., issued the following statement in response to the recent tragedies and protests in the United States.  |  June 2, 2020

Tribute to Dr. Henry Gremillion

Dr. Henry Gremillion, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and Former ADEA Board Chair, Dies  |  May 18, 2020