ADEA Council of Sections
About the Council
The ADEA Council of Sections (ADEA COS) is composed of 38 Sections and 12 Special Interest Groups
(SIGs) representing major disciplines and various areas of interest in
dental and allied dental education. The Sections and SIGs are designed to allow
ADEA members with shared interests to come together to develop program content
or policy papers in their fields of practice or areas of interest and to provide
for professional and social networking, career development and mentoring.
The mission of the ADEA COS is to represent the many
disciplines, administrative functions and special interests of dental and
allied dental education within ADEA and to provide a venue where all these
constituencies come together to address contemporary issues influencing education,
research and the delivery of dental care to improve the health of the public.
Section and SIG Membership
ADEA members can join any of the Association’s Sections and
Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Membership in these groups provides ADEA members
with in-depth information and the opportunity to network with others who share
Members of Sections and SIGs are represented in the ADEA COS.
Section members have a voice in the governance of the Association through
representation in the ADEA House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the
Association. The ADEA COS is also represented on the ADEA Board of Directors by
the Board Director for Sections.