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[2017/07/24]Dean of the Dental School Professor Allen Ming-Lun Hsu was invited to join the IFDEA as member of the Founders Board



As President of South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) , Dean of the Dental School Professor Allen Ming-Lun Hsu was invited to join the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) as member of the Founders Board.


SEAADE is composed of more than 50 Dental Schools in South East Asia region, such as University of Hong Kong, University of Singapore, all dental schools in Taiwan and 10 ASEAN countries. The President of SEAADE is elected by Deans of all member Dental Schools. There are similar associations in America and Europe such as American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE). There was a meeting of the founding Board of IFDEA on 10th May 2017 in London. In essence, IFDEA is a virtual organization. However it's premise and existence is supported by the three largest dental education associations: ADEA, ADEE and SEAADE. Such support gives IFDEA a tangible presence and existence on the International arena.


Members of the founders Board are: Professor Corrado Paganelli (President of ADEE), Professor Cristina Manzanares (ADEE), Professor Rick Valachovic (President of ADEA), Professor Patric Ferrillo (Past President of ADEA). Professor Allen Ming-Lun Hsu (President of SEAADE), and Dr. Carl Moynihan (Representative of Dental Education Industry). Professor Corrado Paganelli is elected as President of IFDEA. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health. IFDEA serves as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional Development for the many regional dental education associations, academic dental institutions and individual dental educators worldwide. IFDEA serves a mentorship role to developing regions for all things dental education and it's primary objectives is to raise and evolve dental education standard worldwide.


The website of IFDEA is set up in the Dental School of National Yang-Ming University. This is a great opportunity for National Yang-Ming University to make its mark on the global stage.