ADEA CCI White Papers

Beyond the Crossroads

A major component of the work of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education has been the development of a series of commissioned papers published in the Journal of Dental Education from 2005 to 2009; links to these papers are provided below. All 22 papers are collected in the book Beyond the Crossroads, which is available for purchase.

The result is an effective strategy for academic dental institutions to consider in making own changes. Research encapsulated in Beyond the Crossroads has already provided important knowledge to various specific change efforts. For instance, it was used to develop Competences for the New General Dentist (approved by the ADEA House of Delegates April 2, 2008). The research was also used to inform the work of a joint ADEA and Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) task force that worked in 2007 to revise the predoctoral accreditation standards. In addition, it has been influential in developing new strategies for faculty development in key areas of teaching, learning, and assessment.


The Dental Education Environment
ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education
J Dent Educ. 70: 1265-1270


The Quality of Dental Faculty Work-Life: Report on the 2007 Dental School Faculty Work Environment Survey
N. Karl Haden, William Hendricson, Richard R. Ranney, Adriana Vargas, Lina Cardenas, William Rose, Ridley Ross, and Edward Funk
J Dent Educ. 72: 514-531


The Influence of "New Science" on Dental Education: Current Concepts, Trends, and Models for the Future
Anthony M. Iacopino, D.M.D., Ph.D.
J Dent Educ. 71: 450-462


Making Academic Dentistry More Attractive to New Teacher-Scholars
Cathy A. Trower
J Dent Educ. 71: 601-605


Does the Dental School Work Environment Promote Successful Academic Careers?
Carroll-Ann Trotman, N. Karl Haden, and William Hendricson
J Dent Educ. 71: 713-725


Dentistry and Dental Education in the Context of the Evolving Health Care System
Maxwell H. Anderson
J Dent Educ. 71: 988-993


Dental Education: A Leadership Challenge for Dental Educators and Practitioners
Kathleen Roth
J Dent Educ. 71: 983-987


Revisiting the National Board Dental Examination
Laura M. Neumann and R. Lamont MacNeil
J Dent Educ. 71: 1281-1292


Realigning the National Board Dental Examination with Contemporary Dental Education and Practice
R. Lamont MacNeil and Laura M. Neumann
J Dent Educ. 71: 1293-1298


Creating the Dental School Faculty of the Future: A Guide for the Perplexed
Charles N. Bertolami
J Dent Educ. 71: 1267-1280


Faculty Development to Support Curriculum Change and Ensure the Future Vitality of Dental Education
Frank W. Licari
J Dent Educ. 71: 1509-1512


Does Faculty Development Enhance Teaching Effectiveness?
ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education
J Dent Educ. 71: 1513-1533


The Case for Change in Dental Education
ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education
J Dent Educ. 70: 921-924


Educational Strategies Associated with Development of Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, and Self-Directed Learning
ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education
J Dent Educ. 70: 925-936


ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education
Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, N. Karl Haden, and Richard W. Valachovic
J Dent Educ. 69: 1085-1087