Announcements

  • ADEA Connect Celebrates Two Years With A Contest!

    Help us celebrate two years of ADEA Connect by participating in a contest.  Find out how you can qualify for the drawing for one of four $100 e-gift cards!
  • 2022 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition - Registration Open

    Registration is open now for the 2022 ADEA Annual Session.  Registration fees are based on individual ADEA membership and you must be a current ADEA member.
  • 5 Questions With … Dr. Janet Sell

    In the new feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better. This month we feature Dr.Janet Sell, Ed.D., Program Director, Dental Assisting Program, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Registration is Now Open for the 2022 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

    Register now for the 2022 ADEA Annual Session to be held March 19-22, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Pennsylvania, PA.

  • Ask Me Anything for ADEA Climate Survey Webinar Attendees

    Did you register for the ADEA Climate Survey Webinar held on November 10?  Do you still have questions you would like to ask?  If yes, please visit our Ask Me Anything (AMA) community and post your question.  Have questions but didn't attend the webinar?  Post your question on this form.
  • Webinar: Nov. 10 - Learn More About the ADEA Climate Study

    Join us for the next FREE ADEA eLearn Webinar, The ADEA Climate Study: Advancing a Humanistic Environment and Transformation in Dental Education at 2:00 p.m., Nov. 10, for an overview of the ADEA dental education-wide climate study that will take place in January/February 2022. Register for the webinar and  Submit your questions now!
  • 5 Questions With ... Dr. Lynn Russell

    In the new feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better. This month we feature Dr.Dr. Lynn Russell, RDH, Ed.D.
    Chair and Associate Professor
    Department of Dental Hygiene
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    College of Dentistry
  • Full Promise of Teledentistry Hinges on Dental Education, ADEA Report Finds

    Oct. 27, 2021—The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and broadened the use of teledentistry, offering new promise in the ability to reach vulnerable populations in the greatest need of oral health care, according to a policy research report from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
  • Allied Dental 2020: An Analysis of the Results of the 2020 ADEA Survey of Allied Dental Program Dir.

    This report summarizes the key findings of the analysis of the results of the 2020 ADEA Survey of Allied Dental Program Directors (henceforth called “the 2020 ADEA Allied Survey”). It examines various aspects of the activity of accredited allied dental education programs during the 2019-20 academic year, from the type and geographical distribution of accredited allied dental education programs around the country, to information about their program directors, students and faculty.1
  • 5 Questions With ... Dr. Jessica Kiser

    In the new feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better. This month we feature Dr. Jessica Kiser, Dental Hygiene Program Director,  
    Cape Fear Community College.
  • ADEA ADVOCATE: September 14, 2021

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    • House Bill Adds Dental Benefit to Medicare, 
    • Biden Announces New COVID-19 Measures, 
    • State Legislatures Begin Pre-Filing
    ...and more!
  • Study Published in JDE Finds Gender Differences in Dental Students’ Self-assessments

    Male dental students overestimate their performance more significantly than females, and both genders self-assess their skills more positively compared to scores given by faculty, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE).
  • ADEA Joins Other Higher Education Organizations in Opposing State Restrictions on COVID-19

    The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is among more than two dozen higher education organizations that have signed onto a joint statement decrying assorted state measures to bar COVID-19 vaccination requirements, surveillance testing and/or mitigation strategies such as masking.
  • 5 Questions With ... Kayla Ellis

    In the new feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better. This month we feature Kayla Ellis, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry - Class of 2022,
    ADEA Student Body President
  • July 28—The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs

    The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • ADEA to Launch Major Dental Education-wide Climate Assessment on Diversity and Inclusion

    The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is launching a momentous dental education-wide climate assessment survey that will collect baseline data on diversity, equity and inclusion at U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental programs. This inaugural climate assessment is a crucial step in assisting all institutions with measuring perceptions regarding the campus climate as one supportive of inclusion, equality and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders.
  • 5 Questions With ... Juliette C. Daniels

    In the new feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better.  This month we feature Juliette C. Daniels, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Student Services & Enrollment Management, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

  • ADEA Applauds Senate Bill to Permanently Allow Qualified Students to Vaccinate

    The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is hailing the introduction of a bill that would permanently allow qualified health professions students to administer vaccines during federally declared public health emergencies.
  • ADEA Releases Summary of Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Dental Schools

    ADEA has released a policy research summary report as the third issue of the ADEA Policy Research Series, Resilient Dental Schools, Better Oral Health Care for the Underserved.    

    For any questions, please contact Dr. Omar Escontrías, ADEA Senior Director of Policy Research at policy@adea.org.

  • 5 Questions With ... Julia M. Hwang

    June 4, 2021 - In the new feature 5 Questions With...,this month we shine a spotlight on Ms. Julia M. Hwang - Director, Learner Success Center, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
  • Crisis and Opportunity: COVID-19 Pandemic Kick Starts Changes for Dental Community

    May 7, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact has been and continues to be wide-ranging, influencing legislation and regulations on both a national and state level. Several of those changes have been relevant to the dental and dental education community, from the expansion of telehealth in some states, to the approval by the Biden administration of dentists and dental students becoming COVID-19 vaccinators, to greater movement in licensure portability and licensure examinations. 
  • #ADEA2021 Attendees - Your #ADEA2021 Streaming Access Is Extended Through Sept. 30!

    WE are extending your free attendee access to all 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition (#ADEA2021) content for the next five months in ADEA eLearn
  • HHS Allows Dentists and Dental Students to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  (PREP Act) to allow dentists and dental students to be COVID-19 vaccinators. This amendment would enable dentists and dental students to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the general population, regardless of the state or territory in which they are licensed, and it extends liability protection to the vaccinators.

  • ADEA Statement Against Racism and Violence Against Individuals of Asian Descent, Asian Americans...

    March 19, 2021—The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) condemns all forms of violence, discrimination, racism, harassment and xenophobia.  We are grieved by the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and bias that has fostered the mistreatment of persons of Asian descent. Although further details regarding this week’s mass shooting in Atlanta are still pending, this tragedy highlights the escalating violence directed toward Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our nation throughout the last year. According to a recent Stop AAPI Hate National Report, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States increased during the pandemic.
  • ADEA Hails Federal Approval for Role of Dentists and Qualified Dental Students in COVID Vaccinations

    March 12, 2021—The Biden administration’s decision to allow dentists and qualified dental students to administer the COVID-19 vaccine is a welcome and important step in winning the fight against the deadly pandemic, according to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

  • A Conversation with ADEA’s President and CEO and the Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

    What’s ahead for 2021?
    We sat down (virtually) with ADEA President and CEO, Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H., and Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Ryan Quock, D.D.S., to get their thoughts on the big issues and opportunities on the horizon for both ADEA and dental education, in general.