About the Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows

The ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows (ADEA COSRF) consists of students representing any of the following types of programs conducted by each Active, Provisional, and affiliate member institution:

  1. Students in a program leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree,
  2. Students enrolled in advanced education programs,
  3. Students in dental hygiene education programs,
  4. Students in dental assisting education programs, and
  5. Students in dental laboratory technology education programs.

The methods of electing members, removing members for cause, and electing new members to fill unexpired terms are left to the discretion of Individual Member institutions.


The mission of ADEA COSRF is to serve as the national voice and advocate for all students, residents, and fellows in the dental education community by addressing the issues that shape the present and future of dental education.


It is the function of ADEA COSRF to serve as the voice and advocate of all dental and allied dental students, residents, and fellows on a national level as well as provide a forum for them to communicate with other students, residents, fellows, faculty, and administrators. Additionally, ADEA COSRF offers a chance for student leaders to develop their skills. All student members will learn more about dental education and careers in dental education.


  • To provide effective student, resident, and fellow input into both dental and allied dental education.
  • To promote the advancement of dental education by providing student input and involvement into the Association’s activities.
  • To stimulate students, residents, and fellows to assume roles in dental and allied dental education and research.
  • To encourage implementation of ADEA policies in Member Institutions.
  • To recommend student consultants, through the Board of Directors, to other groups and organizations.
  • To work in partnership with other student dental organizations to promote the involvement of students, residents, and fellows in the advancement of dental education.