2019 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference

Dates: June 01-04, 2019
Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Location: Tampa, FL

Online Registration is currently closed for this event.

For onsite registration questions, please contact Shalonda King at  KingS@adea.org 

The ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference (ADEA ADPDC) is the only conference developed exclusively for allied dental program directors, by allied dental program directors.

We hope you can join us this June! Allied dental program directors from all levels and disciplines are welcome to attend.

Download a printable versionPDF of the 2019 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference agenda. 


The meeting will feature:

  • Outstanding keynote speakers.
  • Breakout sessions on pertinent topics in dental education, specifically designed for your discipline.
  • Poster sessions.
  • CODA policy updates, Q&A sessions and information to prepare for accreditation site visits
  • Networking with peers and ADEA Corporate Members. 

Program Goals

Allied dental education program administrators discuss areas of mutual concern in a small meeting format and:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information on policies and programs that relate to allied dental education administration.
  • Stimulate the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information among allied dental program administrators.
  • Serve as a mechanism to address specific issues in allied dental education and administration.
  • Facilitate communication and networking opportunities among allied dental program administrators.
  • Exchange information about Accreditation Standards and implementation in preparation for upcoming site visits.

Attendance Type

Invitation Only

Are you new to ADEA, or are you attending the ADEA ADPDC for the first time? Or, are you a well-seasoned ADEA ADPDC attendee willing to show a new attendee the ropes?

Many first-time ADEA ADPDC attendees are unsure how to maximize their conference experience. To make all attendees feel comfortable and connected, ADEA will distribute applications to experienced conference attendees who are interested in being a mentor at the conference.  When you check the appropriate box on the application form, ADEA will know to send you the application.

Mentor/Mentee Information

For first time attendees, please check the appropriate box in the conference registration form and enrich your experience at ADEA ADPDC by being assigned a mentor. 

For more detailed information about becoming a mentor or mentee, visit the mentorship information page.  

Sponsorship Information

Take advantage of ways to engage and connect with dental program directors and showcase your brand!  If your company is interested in a sponsorship opportunity at the 2019 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference, please contact Simone Smith, Senior Manager for Corporate Relations by phone at 202-289-7201, ext. 196, or by email at smiths@adea.org.

Contact: Donna Casimier