Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 


The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Our mission is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public.

ADEA is a national organization that leads the dental education community to address contemporary issues in dental academics. Every dental school in the US and Canada are member institutions of ADEA. The ADEA is composed of several different Councils that function together. The Council of Students is the part of ADEA that serves as the national voice of students in this organization. Membership institutions are encouraged to maintain 2-4 student delegates to serve in the Council of Students. ADEA Core Values: Promoting and Improving Excellence in All Aspects of Dental Education. Building Partnerships in Support of and Advocating for the Needs of Dental Education. Serving the Individual Needs of Members and Institutions. Encouraging Communication and Sharing of Information Among the Association’s Members. Expanding the Diversity of Dental Education. Recognizing the Needs of Those the Association Serves. Promoting Oral Health.


Some of our events include:

  • Why Specialize?
  • Educational Research Event
  • Faculty Experiences
  • Pre-Dental Day (with ASDA)
  • New England Curriculum Hack-a-thon

2021-2022 E-board Contacts

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Lagreca
D21 Class RepresentativeShannon Walsh
D22 Class Representative: Jacksyn Clanton
D23 Class RepresentativeAriana Smith
D24 Class Representative: Brandon Wallace