Spring 2014

Dean Thomas is Chair-Elect of ADEA

He will lead the organization beginning in March 2015

Huw F. Thomas, dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, has been installed as chair-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Members of the ADEA House of Delegates elected Thomas during the 2014 ADEA session in San Antonio in March.

“As dental educators, we have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of our profession; we should be passionate and bold and embrace that opportunity,” Thomas said. “As such, I am deeply honored and most privileged to have been elected for the position of chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors.”

After serving as chair-elect for a year, Thomas will become chair at the conclusion of the 2015 ADEA annual session, which will take place next March in Boston.

ADEA represents all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty and students. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, dental school admissions services and communications, including the Journal of Dental Education.

Thomas has served as dean of Tufts School of Dental Medicine since August 2011 and also holds an appointment as professor of pediatric dentistry.

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