2022 ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference (ADEA ADPDC)

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June 4–7, 2022
Hilton Portland

Meeting Agenda


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Download the 2022 ADEA ADPDC agenda.PDF

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Breakfast & Dental Hygiene Admissions (pre-registration required—maximum 30 participants) 

Directors from programs not currently participating in ADEA DHCAS are invited to register. Participating programs interested in attending should email Emily Rhineberger at RhinebergerE@adea.org.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.Conference Connections Check-in (pre-registration required)

Participants will check-in at this table prior to orientation.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.Conference Connections Orientation
Noon – 5:00 p.m.Registration
Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Opportunities to Explore Various Resources

Prior to the official start of the program, visit the tables 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, 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 DHCAS Demonstration

See a demonstration of the ADEA DHCAS search engine and admissions management software, WebAdMIT. 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 program admissions.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.Corporate Sponsor Meet and Greet With Small Plate Lunch (registered attendees only)

Please note: Small food items will be available throughout the entire meet and greet to allow you to simultaneously snack and visit with corporate sponsors.

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

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.Corporate Raffle Drawings (must be present to win)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Poster Presentations
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.Photos Taken With Raffle Winners and the Corporate Donors
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.Recognition of Corporate Sponsors and ADEA Staff
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.Keynote: Emerging Adulthood, Ages 18-29: The New (and Longer) Road to Adulthood

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scholar
Clark University  


Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how and why what is “normal” during ages 18-29 has changed over the past half century.
  • Identify the five normative features of emerging adulthood today.
  • Identify the implications of the rise of emerging adulthood for education, including the primary mental health challenges of the age period.

CE Credits: 1.5

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Networking Event

Sponsored by Hu-Friedy Group (For attendees and one registered adult guest.)

7:30 a.m. – noonRegistration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast (for attendees only)
Sponsored by Procter and Gamble Company
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions

Presenters

Monica Hospenthal, RDH, M.Ed.
Chair, ADEA Council of Allied Dental Program Directors
(ADEA CADPD)

Nader A. Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

Recognition of VIPs

   
9:00 a.m. – NoonPechaKucha 

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

  • Identify issues affecting successful administration of allied dental programs.
  • Discuss possible emerging educational strategies for the future.
                 
Facilitators Topics
   
Jennifer Brame Faculty Calibration in Dental Education Programs
Dianne Smallidge How Do We Help Students Manage Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior?
Jennifer Harmon The Use of Simulated Patients in Allied Dental Education
Kristen Thomas  Implementation of Teledentistry Education
Brandy Cowen Video Assessment Software: Simultaneous Learning for Students and Faculty
Lisa Bilich  What’s Next: Lessons From Equitable Admissions

CE Credits: 3.0

Noon - 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch (for attendees only)
1:00 - 3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

Participants will select two sessions to attend from the three scheduled, rotating to their second choice at 2:00 p.m.

  1. Ramifications of Microaggressions
    Narce Rodriguez, 
    Pacific University
    Jean Garcia, 
    Pacific University

    CE Credits: 1.0

  2. Looking Forward: Preparing Allied Dental Professionals for the Future of the Profession
    Cynthia C. Amyot
    , M.S., Ed.D.
    Professor Emerita, Adjunct Professor
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry 

    Jennifer A. Pieren
    , RDH, M.S.
    Program Director and Faculty
    Youngstown State University

  3. CE Credits: 1.0

  4. The Evolving Landscape in Dentistry—An Overview of Dental Support Organizations

  5. Tammy Filipiak
    , RDH, M.S.
    Vice President of Hygiene Support/Clinical Operations
    Smile Brands

    CE Credits: 1.0

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. 

Choose your second topic to attend from the above three topics.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Current Issues Affecting Dental Assisting

Facilitator: 
Cara Miyaski, RDA, RDHEF, M.S., Foothill College  

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

  • Describe various current issues affecting dental assisting education.
  • Discuss methods for implementing program changes based on current issues.

CE Credits: 1.0


Current Issues Affecting Dental Laboratory Technology and Dental Therapy

Facilitator:
Rebecca Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H. ADEA Staff

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

  • Describe various current issues affecting dental laboratory and dental therapy education.
  • Discuss methods for implementing program changes based on current issues.

CE Credits: 1.0


Current Issues Affecting Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Programs and Graduate Dental Hygiene Programs

Facilitator: 
Leciel Bono, RDH-ER, M.S., Idaho State University  

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

  • Outline various issues affecting bachelor of science degree completion education.
  • Describe various current issues affecting graduate dental hygiene programs.
  • Discuss methods for implementing program changes based on current issues.

CE Credits: 1.0


Current Issues Affecting Dental Hygiene

Kathleen J. Hinshaw, Ed.D., LDH
Director, DTS Operations
Depatment of Testing Services
American Dental Association and the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

The Admission Test for Dental Hygiene (ATDH)

The Dental Hygiene Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DHLOSCE)

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

  • Identify the pros and cons of the new ADHT.
  • Examine the structure and status of the DHLOSCE.
  • Discuss the pro and cons of the DHLOSCE.

CE Credits: 1.0

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Networking Reception

Sponsored by A-dec (For attendees and one registered adult guest)

 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast (for attendees only)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. ADEA CADPD Business Meeting
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Using Mindfulness Skills to Address Burnout in Allied Dental Education

Shelly Withers, RDH, M.S., Ph.D.
Department Chair Dental Hygiene
Loma Linda University

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

  • Identify three components of burnout.
  • Describe the following four mindfulness skills: observing, describing, acting with awareness, and accepting without judgment.
  • Recognize which mindfulness skills are associated with lower burnout.
  • Identify practical ways to learn and implement mindfulness skills.

CE Credit: 1.0

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon Collaborative and Strategic Budget Planning in Higher Education

Ann E. Barr-Gillespie, DPT, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Pacific University

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

  • Review and describe basic components of a departmental budget.
  • Identify allies and form effective collaborations across budget silos.
  • Create multi-year goals for strategic budgeting that support institutional, as well as programmatic, effectiveness.

CE Credit: 1.0

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Making Difficult Conversations Less Difficult

Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.
Senior Associate Dean
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

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

  • Apply the value of reflection and a structured approach when preparing for a difficult conversation.
  • Distinguish how to leverage and apply identified tools to reframe their understanding of the individual and the potential issues related to your difficult situation.
  • Identify best practices that support success when leading difficult conversations.

CE Credits: 2.0

3:00 p.m. Afternoon to Explore Portland on Your Own
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Allied Dental Program Accreditation Tips and Tricks

Best practices will be shared by program directors with vast experience in allied dental program accreditation preparation and success

Panelists:
Monica Hospenthal, RDH, M.Ed.
Risa Handman, RDH, M.D.H., Ed.D.
Vickie Kimbrough, RDH, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Cynthia Cadoret, RDH, CDA, M.P.H.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Allied Dental Program Accreditation Roundtable Discussions—Facilitated by Experienced Program Directors
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion Report Outs
11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks

 


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The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for up to 11.5 continuing education credits.

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All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.