2019 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference Agenda

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

Theme: Ignite, Implement, Inspire


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Last updated on February 14, 2019. 

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration    
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Concurrent Opportunities to Explore Various Resources

Prior to the official start of the program, visit the tables set up to pick up information and talk with personnel about learning opportunities. Be sure to stop by all the tables to enhance your learning experience.

ADEA Welcome Committee

New and returning directors are invited to stop by the welcome area to meet planning committee members, the ADEA Council of Allied Dental Program Directors Administrative Board members and ADEA staff who will help orient them to the meeting and share useful ADEA resources.

ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS®) Demonstration


A demonstration of the ADEA DHCAS search engine and admissions management software, WebAdMIT, will be provided. ADEA DHCAS, the centralized application service for all levels of dental hygiene programs, provides critical data collection, dedicated customer service and a robust reporting system for dental hygiene admissions.


Mentor/Mentee Locator Table 

Participants of the Mentor/Mentee Program can check in at this table for program details and help finding their mentors. 

12:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Corporate Sponsor Meet and Greet with Small Plate Lunch
(registered attendees only)

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with members of the ADEA Corporate Council to discuss specific program needs and obtain educational materials.   

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Poster Presentations

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.Corporate Raffle Drawings (must be present to win)
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.Council Updates for the Day
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

Opening Session: HealthCaring Conversations: Engaging Patients to Improve Oral Health 

Scott Peterson, B.S.
Dental School Account Manager
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Wendy Swanson, B.B.A.
Dental School Account Manager
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
   
Motivating patients to improve their oral health goes beyond product recommendations. It’s about motivating behavior change and the science behind it. 

HealthCaring Conversations was developed by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to support dental professionals in motivating patients to achieve their oral health goals. Grounded in behavioral science, HealthCaring Conversations is based on insights from thousands of consumers and dental professionals worldwide. This program provides dental professionals with a comprehensive framework of personalized tools and techniques designed to help bridge the gap between uncovering patient goals and improving patient outcomes. Better oral health starts with enhancing the conversation—healthcaring conversations. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the gaps in patient perceptions that prevent dental professionals from achieving their desired patient outcomes.
  • Apply the U.C.A.R.E. model, a five-step guide based on behavioral science and insights, to enhance daily patient interactions.
  • Practice using personalized tools and techniques to help uncover patient goals and drive the conversation during appointments. 

CE Credits: 1.5

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., LLC
For attendees and one registered adult guest  
7:30 a.m. – noonRegistration    
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast (for attendees only)  
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions/Council Update for the Day

Rachel Kearney, RDH, M.S.
Chair, ADEA Council of Allied Dental Program Directors 
(ADEA CADPD)

ADEA Board of Directors Representative

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. 

ADEA Chapters Presentation and Q&A

9:50 – 10:00 a.m. 

Break

10:00 a.m. – noon

Plenary Session: Current Issues in Allied Dental Administration

Using a PechaKucha format, facilitators present a brief synopsis of current issues facing allied dental program directors to the large group. Immediately following the presentations, attendees participate in several small-group facilitated discussions on the issues. 

Facilitators
Jennifer Brame, RDH, M.S. 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, NC

Constance Reed, CDA, B.S. 
Hillsborough Community College, FL

Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, RDH, M.S.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, MO 

Dianne Smallidge, RDH, Ed.D.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MA

Rebecca Caceres, CDA, RDH, MOL
Ozarks Technical Community College, MO

Ebony Harris, M.S. 
ADEA

Janet Kinney, RDH, M.S. 
University of Michigan School of Dentistry, MI

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to:

  • Identify issues affecting successful administration of allied dental programs.
  • Discuss management strategies for commonly occurring issues in allied dental program administration.

CE Credits: 2.0                  

Noon – 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch (for attendees only)  
1:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Participants will select two sessions to attend from the three scheduled, rotating to their second choice at 3:00 p.m. after the break. 

SESSION 1: Current Issues Affecting Dental Assisting and Dental Laboratory Technology

Janet Sell, CDA, Ed.D. 
Ozarks Technical Community College, MO

This session will be a facilitated discussion of critical issues affecting dental assisting and dental laboratory technology education. It will allow assisting and lab technology directors to develop strategies for advancing their programs. 


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe various current issues affecting dental assisting and dental laboratory education.
  • Discuss methods for implementing program changes based on current issues.
CE Credits: 1.25                  
SESSION 2: Strategic Brand Enhancement Through Social Media 

 

Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia + Agency

The social media landscape is ever changing. What was hot last month has a code or algorithm change this month—or sometimes the audience just browses away to a brighter, shiner object. Therefore, it is critical for your personal, professional and program brands to stay up to date on the latest trends and features. When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your brand and how it compares to others on social media? This session will give you a jump start on building a brand that will help you showcase all the aspects that make you and your program irresistible.

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this session participants will be able to:   

  • Describe the key social media platforms and their best intended use for both today and tomorrow.
  • Explore social media management platforms that help you stay updated on social media without spending countless hours on each platform.
  • Recall tips, tricks and best practices to maximize your social media return.

CE Credits: 1.25


SESSION 3: Taking the Mystery out of Infection Protection Compliance


Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, M.S.
Cabrillo College, CA 

Ever sit through an infection control class and wish you could nod off? Noel Kelsch decided to change that using humor and cutting-edge information. This course will give you up-to-date and practical information designed to help you create a culture of compliance in your program.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:    

  • Delineate CODA, EPA, FDA, OSHA, CDC, boards, best practices role in recommendations and compliance.
  • Develop a program check-off list for infection control compliance.
  • Explain the importance of compliance in the school setting.

CE Credits: 1.25

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. 

Break (after the break, please rotate to your second session)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) Informational Session
(Optional attendance—for pre-registered program directors only)                    
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.Networking Reception
Sponsored by A-dec
(For attendees and one registered adult guest)                                    
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.Networking Breakfast (for attendees only)
8:15 – 8:40 a.m.Council Update for the Day/Greetings From Fellow Associations
8:40 – 9:15 a.m.

Results of the ADEA 2018 Allied Dental Program Directors’ Survey

The ADEA CADPD Administrative Board and ADEA Board Director for Allied Dental Program Directors will provide results from the most recent ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Survey. 

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

Program Evaluation Beyond Accreditation

Cheryl Westphal Theile, Ed.D., RDH
New York University College of Dentistry, NY
 
Evaluation theory is a compilation of many theories that allows the administrator to choose methods for program evaluation, such as utilization-focused and value-driven evaluation theories with mixed methods of data collection. The self-study accreditation process is one method of collecting evaluation data about our programs. Beyond this 7-year process, the administrator must also evaluate all program goals and use a variety of metrics to collect and interpret the findings. A SWOT analysis is an effective means to collect data and assess program effectiveness. Using concrete assessments helps directors plan for new strategies to overcome any identified program weaknesses or threats.  

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Review evaluation theory and program evaluation approaches.
  • Identify program goals needing ongoing evaluations.
  • Summarize SWOT analysis and examples of determining strategies for effective positive responses. 

CE Credits: 1.0

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 – noon 

Expanding Students’ Academic and Professional Development Through Professional Learning Communities 

Danielle Furgeson, RDH, M.S., D.H.Sc.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry, MI

Jennifer Brame, RDH, M.S.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, NC

Traditional education methodologies keep students in silos with little opportunity for academic, personal or professional development. Professional learning communities (PLC) are an established methodology, providing specific, intentional experiences to enrich student educational experiences and professional development. Participants will learn how to develop and implement an innovative approach to using PLC to foster meaningful student learning.   

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Define professional learning communities and learning environment.
  • Discuss the benefits of student-based professional learning communities in dental education.
  • Apply the principles of learning communities to foster inclusivity, collaboration and the professional development of future educators and leaders.  

CE Credits: 1.5

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own 

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Preparing for an Accreditation Site Visit

Michelle Smith. RDH, M.S.D.H.
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Doreen Johnson, RDH, M.Ed. 
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

This session will be divided into three sessions: 

SESSION 1: CODA Policy Update (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.): CODA staff will provide a brief update on recent policy changes affecting allied dental accreditation and site visit processes.

SESSION 2: Preparing for an Allied Accreditation Site Visit (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.): This session will help program directors prepare for an accreditation site visit scheduled during the 2019–2022 academic years. Content and materials presented are determined and provided by CODA staff. Following the presentation, additional time will be available for questions. 

SESSION 3: Q&A Forum (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.): CODA staff will be available to discuss issues and comments related to any aspect of accreditation.

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.Networking Breakfast (for attendees only)
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.Council Update of the Day
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Curriculum Design to Achieve Student Learning + Rubrics

Facilitator
Linda Suskie, B.A., M.A.
 
This fast-paced workshop has two parts. Begin by learning how to create and use a simple curriculum map for a course or program. Then learn the basics of creating a meaningful, useful rubric to assess student achievement of key learning goals. Brief breakout exercises will help you practice some key workshop concepts.

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:  

  • Create and analyze a curriculum map for a course or program.
  • Create a meaningful, useful rubric to assess student learning. 
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. 

Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 

Curriculum Design to Achieve Student Learning + Rubrics (continued)

CE Credits: 2.75

11:30 a.m. – noon

Closing Remarks

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

ADEA CADPD Administrative Board and Program Directors’ Conference Planning Committee Meeting
(Closed meeting) 

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