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(ADEA) American Dental Education Association at UIC

College of Dentistry Student Organization


Our ADEA Chapter is a very involved organization at the UIC College of Dentistry. Our goal is to build an interconnected community, enhance dental education, and strive for scientific and public policy improvements in healthcare. We aim to facilitate greater interaction among students with instructors and to introduce and encourage students to seek a career in dental education. Our chapter is unique in that we have a peer mentoring program, through which upperclassmen guide the students in the classes below with navigating the challenges of the UIC dental curriculum. Additionally, ADEA student members participate in volunteer efforts in the local community, attend engaging lunch and learns at the college and learn to appreciate dental academia throughout their studies at the college.



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  • Jessica Poon, President,
  • Kheya Patel, Vice-President,
  • Rebecca Choi, Treasurer,
  • Ibtesam Kamal, Secretary,
  • Samantha Schaller, Peer Mentoring Program Director,
  • Sofia Thompson, President Emeritus,