What is ADEA?

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and postdoctoral dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS and PASS.

The ADEA provides education and events, online resources, and career guidance for future students, current students, faculty, and more. It’s resources include official guides to dental schools, updated annually, a regular publication which addresses the issues of the industry and of dental education. The ADEA also represents those in dental education in political settings.

UNLV’s Student Chapter

The student chapter of the ADEA at UNLV is operated by the students. We’re proud to represent both UNLV as well as our profession. The UNLV ADEA Student Chapter focuses on promoting dental education and community outreach. We hold several events each year to uphold these ideals. Our annual Pre-Dental Simulation Course is widely regarded as one of the best events available for pre-dental students. We’ve even been featured in industry publications. Please follow the links below to find out more about our events.

Pre-dental Simulation Course

Miles for Better Smiles 5k run and 1 mile walk

Pre-Dental Undergraduate Class and Mentorship Program

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

Saturday Children’s Clinics

Faculty Supervisor:  Dr. Stanley Nelson



Co-Presidents: Toni Jilka and Beau Seager (DS3)

VP: Devon McClurg and Bryce Kinard (DS2)

Senior Sim-Course Directors: Crystal Traeger and Jennifer Brown (DS3)

Junior Sim-Course Directors: Steven Bunker and Will Collins (DS2)

Miles for Better Smiles Director: Chanel Nguyen (DS2)

2019 Class Representatives: Gunnar Boelman, Chad Cooley, Caitlin Kemper, Audrey Riegel, Suk Sandhu (DS1)


Co-Presidents: Michelle Farnoush & Trever Hoffman (DS3)

VP: Beau Seager (DS2)

Executive Chair: Toni Jilka (DS2)

Miles for Better Smiles/Sim Course Directors: Jennifer Brown & Crystal Traeger (DS2)

Marketing Coordinator:  Kaylee Wonder (DS3)

Class Representatives:  Bryce Kinard, Devon McClurg, Chanel Nguyen,  John Collins, Steven Bunker (DS1)


President: Marah Culpepper (DS3)

VP: Michelle Farnoush (DS2)

Executive Chair: Trever Hoffman (DS2)

Miles for Better Smiles/Sim Course Directors: Michelle Farnoush & Trever Hoffman (DS2)

Marketing Coordinator:  Kaylee Wonder (DS2)

Class Representatives:  Jennifer Brown, Crystal Traeger, Beau Seager, Toni Jilka (DS1)


President: Richard Bandley (DS4)

VP: Marah Culpepper (DS2)

Executive Chairs: Michelle Farnoush & Trever Hoffman (DS1)

Sim Course Director: Kelcey Loveland (DS4)