The purpose of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) is to build consensus among all stakeholders in dental education, research, and practice by providing leadership to a systemic, collaborative, and continuous process of innovative change in the education of general dentists, so that they enter the profession competent to meet the oral health needs of the public throughout the 21st century and to function as important members of an efficient and effective health careteam.

Learn more about the eight core principles of ADEA CCI:

    • Critical Thinking
    • Lifelong and Self-Directed Learning
    • Humanistic Environment 
    • Scientific Discovery and the Integration of Knowledge 
    • Evidence-Based Oral Health Care 
    • Assessment 
    • Faculty Development 
    • The Health Care Team