Korean Institute of Dental Education and Evaluation(KIDEE) aims to fairly perform the functions of research, development, and evaluation of dentistry and related education to improve the quality of dental education and dental services, and to contribute to the improvement of national dental health through research on policies and systems.To achieve this goal, KIDEE has been promotingprogramsrelated to the assessmentsof dental schools and graduate schools, but also programs related to the overall curriculum of dentistry, evaluation of educational institutions and education programs, national dentistry examinations, research and policy development on professional qualification tests, and projects for supporting dental education.Especially, KIDEE tries to reflect the global trend of dentistry education moving from teacher-centered teaching to the student-centered learning, competency and performance-oriented curriculum.Therefore we have been encouraging each university to operate a performance-based curriculum by suggesting the core competencies of dentists to form an integrated knowledge, technology and attitude that prospective dentists who graduated from eleven dental schools across the country should have.
KIDEE organized a research department with experts and conducts research on dental education, including the competence of dentists at the national level with Education Committee, Examination Committee and Post-Graduation Education Committee.Specifically, Education Committee aims to conduct various tasks related to the research and development of dental education in KIDEE, and do research on the competence of dentists at national level, the curriculum of dental schools, and the evaluation of dental education. Examination Committee aims to conducta wide range of tasks related to testing and licensing system.Post-Graduation Education Committee aims to organize and evaluate curricula related to training for dentists as stipulated in the Medical Law, Enforcement Decree and Rules. This committee alsotries to improve the quality of dentists through lifelong education. The education system, research on education methods and contents, and lifelong education of dentists on the adequacy of training education programs for dentists.