2020 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting Agenda

2020 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation
in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting

June 9–11, 2020
Minneapolis, MN


The future is here. Are you future ready? Artificial intelligence and digital dentistry are upending traditional dental procedures. Machine learning and natural language processing is resulting in virtual assistants that allow dental providers to voice-command specific radiographs to view, identify decay, complete a thorough diagnosis and design a treatment plan. Augmented and virtual reality promises to improve health outcomes in addition to the dentist-person experience. Robotics are placing implants with 99% perfection. What will the future dentist need to know? What will the dental school of the future look like? How will the dental curriculum need to adapt so today's graduates can practice successfully in 2050?

Join us for the 2020 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (ADEA CCI) in Dental Education Summer Meeting as we preview and interact with the future now, explore the critical data dental education will need to fulfill the promise of data-driven dentistry, and collaborate with other dental educators to determine education models that support the future of dental education with the first ADEA CCI 2.0 Hackathon! 

The future is here—are you future ready?

Learning Objectives

  • Explore cutting-edge technologiesupending traditional health care models.
  • Describe the impact data-driven health care will have on the dental profession.
  • Discuss value-based health care outcomes and their relationship to person-centered care.
  • Identify how social determinants of health play a critical role in artificial intelligence (AI) and outcomes-based care.
  • Construct future models for the dental school environment using a “Logic Model” approach.


Download the 2020 ADEA CCI Liaisons Summer Meeting Preliminary Agenda.PDF


7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Registration and Information
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome

Ryan Quock, D.D.S.
Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.Future Readiness

Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D.
ADEA Chief Learning Officer

9:00 a.m. – noon Destination: Disruption
AI, robotics, augmented/virtual reality interactive session.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.The Changing Value of Oral Health

Sean G. Boynes, D.M.D., M.S.
Vice President, Health Improvement
DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement


Tamanna Tiwari, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Data Scientists’ View
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hackathon Prep/Return to Disruption
Overview of the Logic Model/Proposed Hackathon Topics

Irina Dragan, D.D.S., D.M.D., M.S.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

4:30 p.m.Dinner on Your Own—Enjoy the Twin Cities!   


7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration and Information
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Connecting With Colleagues Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – noon Hackathon Session I
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Hackathon Session II.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrate ADEA CCI Reception!
5:00 p.m. Dinner on Your Own—Enjoy the Twin Cities!


7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast 
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Hackathon Presentations and Outcomes
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks and Summary of Discussions


ADEA would like to thank the following members for their generous contributions to this meeting:

Our Technology Curators:

Gulsun Gul, D.D.S., M.B.A., M.P.H., M.S.
Assistant Professor at the Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care, and
Assistant Professor at Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Our Planning Committee:

Michael D. Wolcott, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCIDPS
Director of Educational Resources and Scholarship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry

Ryan Quock, D.D.S.
Chair, ADEA Board of Directors
Associate Professor
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

And a special thanks to Susan M. Ferrante, ADEA Board Director for the Corporate Council, for her thoughtful guidance.



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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.