How to Use the ADEA CRC | Accessing the ADEA CRC
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As of 2016, ADEA is no longer supporting the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC). We encourage you to investigate ADEA weTeach, a one-stop-shop for high-quality teaching, learning and assessment resources for dental, allied dental and other health educators.

How to Use the ADEA CRC

How can the ADEA CRC be used in teaching and learning?

The ADEA CRC collected  images, case studies and original sources within the context of critical topics in dental education. The ADEA CRC's goal was to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by providing high-quality learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty-developed courses.

Please visit to find more up-to-date educational resources—or to learn more about making your own contribution to the ADEA weTeach collection. 

Why was the ADEA CRC created?

ADEA created the CRC to be more flexible, reproducible and scalable than the educational modules previously provided on CD-ROMs and booklets, and to better meet the changing technological needs of faculty and students.

ADEA has continued to work with complementary educational endeavors. In 2016, we launched ADEA weTeach, an online, curated collection of teaching and learning resources developed by the ADEA Council of Faculties. 

Accessing the ADEA CRC

How do I log in?

You can log into the ADEA CRC using your regular ADEA username and password.

When will the student section of the ADEA CRC be available?

Support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016; the student section of the ADEA CRC will not be made available. 

When will course assignments be available?

Support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016 the course assignment section of the ADEA CRC will not be made available. 

When will additional curriculum guides be available?

Support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016; additional curriculum guides will not be made available.

Does the ADEA CRC support those using assistive technology?

The ADEA CRC does not currently support assistive technology, though it may work to varying degrees.

Is there a bug list? How do I report bugs?

Support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016; if you experience difficulties accessing the site, please email

Course Content

Has all course content been reviewed and verified?

Yes. All course content was selected, reviewed, verified, and approved by a group of experts who volunteered their time for their fellow ADEA members's benefit.

Are there any copyright restrictions on course content?

No. There are no restrictions on the use of the ADEA CRC materials for teaching and learning. Use of ADEA CRC materials for commercial or promotional purposes, however, is explicitly forbidden.

How will I know when new content is posted or content is updated?

Support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016; consequently, no new content will be posted. 

If I have questions about or want to suggest changes to content, who can I tell?

Your input helps us stay up-to-date with what is happening in institutions today and understand what is most useful in teaching and learning. Please share your ideas by emailing

Does the ADEA CRC accept submissions? Can I share teaching resources, especially those not appropriate for MedEdPORTAL?

Because support for the ADEA CRC was discontinued in 2016, it is no longer accepting submissions. However, we suggest submitting your resources to ADEA weTeach; you can learn more about submission guidelines at

Can ADEA help me put together a presentation from the ADEA CRC?

Part of the vision for the ADEA CRC was that each ADEA member would use it differently, based on his or her unique needs and interests. ADEA staff are unable to assemble a specific presentation or project using the ADEA CRC, either with or for you. 


How can I view references for ADEA CRC content?

You can explore the scholarly resources pertinent to ADEA CRC content by going to any "References" subsection.

Each reference has a "view abstract" button, which will allow you to view any available abstract,  print it or save it to your clipboard.

The "View Full Article" button causes a new window to open containing the article’s PubMed abstract,a link to the full text and links to related articles. Note that you will likely need  access to scholarly databases through your institution  to obtain the full text of articles.

What are the steps for saving to my clipboard?

When you click the "Add to Clipboard" button, a message ending "Added to Clipboard" will appear, either in a dialog box or at the top left of your screen. The content will stay on your clipboard until you access it.

How do I access my clipboard?

Under the main navigation tabs and at the top right of your screen, there is a submenu with the options "Clipboard," "Return to ADEA CRC Home" and "Log Out." Click "Clipboard."A list of items you have previously added to your clipboard will appear, along with buttons for the formats available for each item.

How do I download a PDF file from my clipboard to my computer?

Under the heading “PDF”, click the "Download" button. Once the PDF has opened on your screen, either choose "File > Save as" or the "Save" icon in the toolbar.

What are the steps for printing?

Some materials (such as PDFs) will open in applications on your computer, so you can use those applications’ controls to print.

Other materials print from within the ADEA CRC. When you click the "Print this Page" button, a new window will open with a print-compatible version of the content, and a dialog box will permit you to print to a printer connected to your computer.

How do I search within a curriculum guide?

Each curriculum guide has a main page with an outline of its primary topics. These topics also appear within a left-hand navigation bar on all pages within the curriculum guide.

How do I search within a specific section (image gallery, check reference library, global glossary, case studies, student handouts)?

The first page of each of these sections allow you to search by various parameters relevant to that section; examples include search by keyword, topic and format.

Can I search across the entire ADEA CRC?

We currently do not have a global search feature on the ADEA CRC. 


What is the best browser to use with the ADEA CRC?

If you experience difficulties in viewing the site, check whether you have the most recent version of Microsoft Internet ExplorerSafariGoogle Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox installed.

It seems to take a while for the ADEA CRC or a file within the ADEA CRC to load; can I speed it up?

Individual results depend on computer settings and Internet connection speeds. In addition, the more that is included in a search, the longer the ADEA CRC will need to generate results or provide a file.