2023 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V

"Leveraging AI to Strengthen Leadership and Advance Dental Education"

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October 12-14, 2023
San Franscisco, CA

The 2023 Phase V program will begin with the Welcome Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, and conclude with a celebratory dinner on Saturday evening, Oct. 14.

ADEA launched Phase V in 2016 for alumni of the ADEA Leadership Institute. Phase V is an exceptional encounter designed to invigorate leadership development, stretch thinking, actualize potential and rejuvenate the networks and relationships that are hallmarks of the ADEA Leadership Institute. While the theme of Phase V changes from year to year, the program’s core purpose is to engage alumni with ideas and methodologies from different disciplines leading to new leadership insights and practices.

In the 2023 Phase V program, Institute alumni will delve into one of today's most riveting advancements: Artificial Intelligence (AI). From autonomous vehicles navigating bustling city streets to medical diagnostics powered by machine learning, AI has transcended its origins to become an integral part of our daily lives. Higher education stands on the cusp of a new era, where educators and learners alike will engage in an enriched, dynamic and more tailored educational journey through AI. From smart content delivery and adaptive assessment tools to AI-driven student support systems, AI offers opportunities to enhance both the quality and accessibility of dental education.

The rapid growth of AI presents significant leadership challenges. These challenges include ethical issues, workforce disruption, change management associated with the integration of AI and the leader’s competency to understand and use AI effectively. The 2023 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V program will help leaders embrace AI to foster responsible and planned change and innovation in dental education. Alumni will learn how AI is advancing a variety of fields, including dentistry. In addition, alumni will leave Phase V having strengthened their own skill in using AI tools. .

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how AI can improve academic leadership effectiveness in such areas as decision-making, planning and assessment and student success.
  • Define AI concepts, terminologies and technologies relevant to dental education.
  • Practice the application of AI using various generative AI tools.
  • Discuss how AI is changing dentistry and health care.


Download the 2023 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V agenda. PDF


Thursday, October 12

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.Registration and Welcome Reception

Karen West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
ADEA President and CEO

Herminio Perez, D.M.D., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Chair, ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Friday, October 13

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Overview of Phase V 2023

Karl Haden, Ph.D.
AAL President

Nader Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
ADEA Immediate Past Chair of the Board
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. The Impact of AI on Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders
CE: 1.25
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Break
11:00 a.m. – noon  The Impact of AI on Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders (continued)
CE: 1
Noon – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Leading With Intelligence: Generative AI’s Role in Shaping Dental Education’s Future

Mustafa Radif, B.D.S., RDHAP, M.A., Ed.D. (C)
Assistant Professor of Periodontics
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Meixun Sinky Zheng, Ph.D., M.A., M.S. (C)
Associate Professor and Director of Educational Innovation and Assessment
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

CE: 1

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Break
2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Leading with Intelligence (continued)

CE: 1.75

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Concluding Observations

Karl Haden, Ph.D.
AAL President

4:30 p.m.  Adjourn
(Dinner on one’s own)

Saturday, October 14

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Group Activity
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. AI in Dentistry and Health Care

Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Chief Dental Officer

CE: 1.25

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Envisioning the AI-Enhanced Dental School

Gülsün Gül, D.D.S., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.
ADEA Chief Policy Officer
Office of Policy & Education Research

CE: 1.5

Noon – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Peer Coaching
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Wrap Up
Free Afternoon
6:30 – 9:00 p.m  Celebrating Eight Years of Phase V Programs: Reception and Dinner
Phase V Concludes

Programming Questions

Contact Dr. Karl Haden at khaden@aalgroup.org

Logistics and Registration Questions

Contact Bridget Barnes, Meetings Consultant, at BarnesB@adea.org.

Registration Questions

Contact Shalonda King at KingS@adea.org or 202-513-1177.

Continuing Education (CE) credits will be provided for this event. An email with instructions will be sent to all attendees after the conference.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 7.75 continuing education credits.


The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 7.75 continuing education credits.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.