fees for this conference are determined by participants’ membership status with
ADEA. Participants must be from an allied dental education program, which is
accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
The following programs directors are eligible to attend the conference:
- Program director, program coordinator, department chair (that
has oversight of a CODA-accredited allied dental education program) interim
director, coordinator or chair, and co-chair, co-coordinator or co-director (co-directors,
co-coordinators or co-chairs must have this shared responsibility defined by
institutional contract) of CODA-accredited allied dental education programs.
- Directors of degree completion and graduate programs in institutions
with a CODA-accredited entry-level program.
- Institutions that have entry-level CODA-accredited distance
learning sites with specifically identified administrative distance site
- Any director that has retired and no longer holds a faculty
appointment or affiliation with an allied dental education program.
- Former program director that has assumed a different
administrative position within the same institution where the CODA-accredited
program is housed.
- Program director that has completed an initial accreditation
(IA)** site visit by CODA (may register and attend the conference as an
- Newly appointed director whose term does not begin until July or
September following the conference.
- Program directors of advanced allied dental education programs
that are not eligible for CODA- accreditation.
following individuals are NOT eligible to attend the conference:
- Directors of programs eligible for CODA accreditation that are
- Substitutes (ie. if the program director cannot attend, he/she
may not send a substitute).
* * Initial Accreditation is the accreditation classification
granted to any dental, advanced dental or allied dental education program that
is in the planning and early stages of development or an intermediate stage of
program implementation and not yet fully operational. This accreditation
classification provides evidence to educational institutions, licensing bodies,
government or other granting agencies that, at the time of initial
evaluation(s), the developing education program has the potential for meeting
the standards set forth in the requirements for an accredited educational
program for the specific occupational area. The classification "initial
accreditation" is granted based upon one or more site evaluation visit(s)
and until the program is fully operational.
Individuals handling registration forms will be cross-checking
registrant names with the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) list
for program director status. Program directors who work for multiple schools
must register for the ADEA ADPDC through the school in which they are serving
as program director.