• 2019 ADEA Call for Programs, Posters & TechExpos
    At the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, tell your story of collaboration—whether it is within your school or program, across campuses and universities, with industry or governmental partners or on an international scale. The future of dental education is in our hands to define. It is a time of great promise, optimism and hope. Let’s gather in the “Windy City”—hailed as “the next big place for innovation”—to celebrate our unique abilities and spirit in ways that advance our profession, better prepare our students and embrace our role in our global community. Learn more

  • Webinars
    The next ADEA eLearn webinar—Can Happiness Make Students Smarter?—takes place Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Discover the benefits of encouraging positive emotions in students through mindfulness and humor while building strong cognitive flexibility. When a student is in an upbeat mood, he or she is more likely to process information globally for “big picture” thinking. Conversely, a negative mood can mire students in detail or lead to tunnel vision. Positive emotions facilitate cognitive flexibility and openness to information—helping students draw similarities between tasks and enhancing their transfer of knowledge. Learn more

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  • ADEA weTeach®
    ADEA weTeach® is a user-friendly gateway providing dental, allied dental and other health educators a one-stop-shop for high-quality teaching, learning and assessment resources. Health care faculty at any stage of their career will benefit from these “how to” resources, plus the opportunity to share and publish educational best practices within MedEdPORTAL®. Learn more

  • Data, Analysis & Research
    Data includes historical trends on applications, enrollment and demographics; faculty positions and demographics, along with historical trends on vacancies and separations; and trends in debt and tuition. Sources include ADEA’s annual surveys and research on trends in dental education.  Learn more

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  • ADEA Leadership Institute
    The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the nation’s most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education. Facts about the ADEA Leadership Institute  Dr. Harinder S. Sandhu, Director, Schulich Dentistry, University of Learn more

  • ADEA Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships
    ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through an awards program. Each year, in the summer, ADEA opens award nominations. Self-nominations from individual members are accepted for many of these awards, which range from $1,000 scholarships to $25,000 fellowships supporting leadership development.  Learn more

  • ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEA ADCFP)
    The ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) was founded with the goal of providing students and residents the opportunity to become involved in an academia by providing structured mentoring and insight into what an academic career involves. 
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Featured Publications

Examining America's Dental Safety NetThis paper examines the persistent unmet need for dental care and outlines the contributions of dental safety net providers, including academic dental institutions, in addressing it. Learn more

Diversifying the Dental Workforce and Maximizing Community Care: Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) 2006–2015This policy report provides a brief discussion of dental school applicant and enrollment trends by race/ethnicity. Dental provider shortages in under­served geographic areas are also explored, along with underrepresented minority (URM) dentists and U.S. racial/ethnic population parity data. The report also highlights the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a program that is posi­tively impacting the number of students interested in serving underserved communities and URM dentists entering dental school and graduating. 
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The Role of Dental Education in the Prevention of Opioid Prescription Drug MisuseThe impact of the opioid epidemic has been felt in communities in all 50 U.S. states. Curbing the epidemic’s exponential trajectory requires special attention from dental educators. Academic dental institutions are using a variety of methods to mitigate substance misuse, including curriculum and clinical protocol changes. Dental educators are key to teaching best practices in prescribing to the next generation of practicing dentists. This policy brief highlights strategies that demonstrate academic dentistry’s contributions to combating the opioid epidemic. 
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Journal of Dental EducationThe Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that publishes a wide variety of educational and scientific research in dental, allied dental and advanced dental education. Learn more