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Accredited Education Program Annual Survey Reports

The latest versions of the annual reports on accredited predoctoral, advanced, and allied dental education programs are available to download in Excel (XLSX) or PDF format. Please note that the XLSX files are optimized to be used electronically and printed out as a hard copy, but Microsoft Excel 2007 or later is required to access these files.

To download earlier editions of these publications, please visit the ADA Catalog.

Survey of Dental Education Series
Annual survey of all predoctoral dental education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Reports in the series include general information, student and graduate data, curriculum, and financial management of dental schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

  • Report 1: Academic Programs, Enrollment and Graduates (Formerly Volume 1)
    Provides statistical information on academic programs, admission requirements, and enrollment and graduate levels. Also features trends in applications, first-year and total predoctoral enrollments, first-year repeaters, attrition rates, numbers of graduates, and female student enrollment.
  • Report 2: Tuition, Admissions and Attrition (Formerly Volume 2)
    Includes annual resident and non-resident tuition, general fees and other fixed costs associated with instruments, textbooks and health services. Also provides information on current first-year class; admissions policies of dental schools in the US and Canada; the number of applications; academic qualification of first-year students; criteria employed in the admissions process; advanced placement and number of international dental school graduates; distribution of first-year students according to citizenship; and information on students withdrawing from dental school.  
  • Report 3: Finances (Formerly Volume 5)
    Provides financial Information from the previous fiscal year from accredited United States dental schools. Revenue and expenditures are presented by individual category and in total. Includes ratios of revenue and expenditures per student and comparisons between public private schools. 
  • Report 4: Curriculum (Formerly Volume 4)
    Summarizes clock hours of instruction in biomedical sciences; dental/clinical sciences; and behavioral, social, information, and research sciences in United States dental schools by curriculum type and major teaching area.

    Published in alternate years, this survey is currently undergoing revision. The most recent edition is for the 2010-11 academic year.

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Survey of Advanced Dental Education
Provides information on accredited programs in the nine dental specialty and five postdoctoral general dentistry recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Annual reports available from early 1970s to the present. Features general demographic data, enrollment and graduate levels, and tuition and stipends.

Most recent edition is for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

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Survey of Allied Dental Education
Annual series. Summarizes data provided by administrators of dental assisting, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technician programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Reports available from late 1960s to the present. Includes description of academic programs, admission requirements, and enrollment and graduate levels.

Most recent edition is for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

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Additional Reports

Trends in Advanced Dental Education Programs: 1991/92 to 2000/01
A compilation of enrollment, applicant and graduate statistics in advanced dental education covering a ten-year period.

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2005 Survey on Ergonomics in Dental Education
Summarizes data from dental schools, dental hygiene, dental assisting, and dental laboratory technology education programs on the integration and significance of ergonomics in their curricula, including whether or not certain ergonomic principles are taught.

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Survey of Remediation Programs in Dental Schools, 2000
Report summarizes information collected from dental schools that have programs for individuals who fail their licensure examinations, and how these programs are designed and implemented.

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Survey of Dental School Satellite Clinics and the Dental Society Survey of Dental School Satellite Clinics
Based on a survey of dental schools, constituent and component dental societies, this report describes the number of dental schools operating satellite clinics and details the interaction between dental schools and dental societies regarding these clinics.

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1999 Dental School Anesthesiology Survey
Summarizes data from US dental schools concerning the skill and knowledge levels of graduates of predoctoral dental programs in different pain control modalities. Also covers the methods used to evaluate students' knowledge and skill levels.

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