Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, was installed as chairman of the board of directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) at its annual meeting in Chicago. His one-year term began on March 19, 2019.
According to the Association, as the sole national organization representing academic dentistry, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. ADEA members are more than 20,000 students, faculty, staff, and administrators from all of the U.S. and Canadian dental schools, many allied and advanced dental education programs, and numerous corporations working in oral health education. Its activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications, including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education®, as well as the dental school application services ADEA AADSAS®, ADEA PASS®, ADEA DHCAS®, and ADEA CAAPID®.
The board of directors is ADEA's administrative body and is responsible for running the Association's affairs between ADEA Annual Sessions. Gremillion served as chair-elect from 2018-19 and will serve as immediate past chair from 2020-21.
Gremillion is a Louisiana native and 1977 graduate of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. He is the sixth dean since the founding of the dental school in 1968 and the only alumnus to hold the position.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry is the only dental school in Louisiana. From a national perspective, LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry is unique among the more than 65 dental schools in the United States because it offers degrees in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology. By training students in all aspects of dentistry, the school has earned a reputation for outstanding clinical education.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry faculty, residents, and students take care of patients at clinics throughout the state, providing oral health treatment through an average of 100,000 patient visits a year. Outreach programs provide service and education for children and adults about oral health.