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  • Summary of State Loan Forgiveness Programs
    These programs are applicable to dentists, dental hygienists, and some allied dental providers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Included in this compilation are new loan repayment programs passed during the 2016 state legislative sessions. Learn more

  • AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator

    With the AAMC/ADEA DLOC, you can keep all your student loan borrowing in one electronic file, see the impact of additional borrowing on repayment every time you take out more loans, and more.  Learn more

  • ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS)ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS)

    Prospective applicants to advanced dental education programs, learn more about ADEA PASS here. Learn more

  • Educational Debt Management Materials for Dental Students

    These materials will assist dental students with better managing their student loans and planning their overall repayment strategies.
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  • Educational Debt Management Materials for Dental Hygiene Students

    These materials were written to assist the graduating class of 2016 dental hygiene students better manage their student loans and to plan their overall repayment strategies as they prepare for the transition from dental hygiene programs to practice.
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  • AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator

    With the AAMC/ADEA DLOC, you can keep all your student loan borrowing in one electronic file, see the impact of additional borrowing on repayment every time you take out more loans, and more.  Learn more

  • Degree Completion Programs in Dental Hygiene
    Degree Completion Programs are intended for dental hygienists who have both a license to practice and an Associate's Degree or Certificate. Learn more

  • Graduate Programs in Dental Hygiene
    Graduate programs are intended for dental hygienists currently holding a dental hygiene license and a Bachelor’s degree.  Learn more

  • AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator

    With the AAMC/ADEA DLOC, you can keep all your student loan borrowing in one electronic file, see the impact of additional borrowing on repayment every time you take out more loans, and more.  Learn more

  • Educational Debt Management Materials for Dental Students

    These materials will assist dental students with better managing their student loans and planning their overall repayment strategies.
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  • ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship
    The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, DC. The internship is open to any predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow who is interested in learning about and contributing to the formulation of federal public policy with regard to dental education, dental research and the oral health of the nation
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Featured Publications

Journal of Dental Education®The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that publishes a wide variety of educational and scientific research in dental, allied dental and advanced dental education. Learn more

A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

This report describes dental education costs and the resulting student debt in the broader context of the rising cost of higher education.

The report examines the impact of student borrowing on career choice and improving access to oral health care. It provides recommendations for ADEA leadership, its members, and other dental education stakeholders on how to improve the financial position of dental schools and allied and advanced dental education programs.

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