2024 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Offers “New Beginnings, Endless Opportunities”

“New Beginnings, Endless Opportunities” was the theme of the 2024 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which took place in New Orleans, LA, on March 9–12. Read more about how this year’s annual session reflected ADEA’s focus on the next 100 years of the organization, dental education and oral health by emphasizing access, innovation, representation, empowerment and leadership within a dental education community that is increasingly global. 

A Whole New Ball Game in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry

At the beginning of 2023, Bryan Fader, M.Ed., took the bold step of accepting a newly created position in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry: Student Success Strategist. With a background in sports performance coaching, he argues that an oral health professional student and a high-performance athlete have a lot in common. “They’re all high achievers,” he explains. “They’re highly driven, they’re intrinsically motivated, they’re used to challenges and they all feel a pressure to perform.”

WesternU College of Dental Medicine Explores Potential Uses of Generative AI In Dental Education

Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (WU CDM) invited Meixun Sinky Zheng, M.A., Ph.D., a generative artificial intelligence (AI) expert, to present a faculty development workshop. “Embracing and understanding technology is crucial for WU CDM, and Dr. Zheng’s expertise has enlightened our faculty, sparking two to three innovative ideas. We eagerly anticipate how AI will positively impact our future oral health care providers and communities,” said Elizabeth Andrews, D.D.S., M.S., Dean of WU CDM.

5 Questions With ... Dr. Elizabeth Shick
The Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine shares the best career advice she’s received.

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