Information for Dental School Admissions Officers, Student Affairs and Financial Aid Officers

The group that has come to be known as "ADEA AFASA" is composed of the dental school admissions officers, student affairs officers and financial aid officers. It is formally composed of two ADEA sections (the ADEA Section on Dental School Admissions Officers and the ADEA Section on Student Affairs and Financial Aid).

Because these individuals' roles coincide at dental schools, these groups meet jointly during the annual ADEA Fall Meetings and during the ADEA Annual Session, and members communicate with each other during the year using a listserv list. 

ADEA AFASA exists as a forum for the exchange of ideas, the fostering of collegiality and the creation of fair and equal practices across dental education. ADEA AFASA also educates its members on best practices for handling current and forthcoming issues relevant to student recruitment, admissions, student affairs and financial aid for dental students.


Event  Location Dates 
  2018 ADEA Fall Meetings Toronto, CAN  Oct. 24-26, 2018 
  2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Chicago, IL March 16-19, 2019 


Event  Location Dates 
  2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition 🔒 (coming soon) Orlando, FL March 17-20, 2018 
  2017 ADEA Fall Meetings 🔒  Columbus, OH Oct. 25-27, 2017


For Admissions Officers and Student Affairs:  For Financial Aid Officers: 

Webinar: CODA 2016-17 Survey of Dental Education Group II: Student Information 

ADEA Traffic GuidelinesPDF 
This document is a summary of policies that dental schools agree to abide by in communicating admissions decisions. 

ADEA Guidelines for Predental Students Providing Patient Care During Experiences AbroadPDF

ADEA annually provides resources for entering and graduating classes, including tools for financial aid administrators to use in entrance and exit interviews.