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The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) offers fee-based consultation and accreditation services to established international predoctoral dental education programs.

A preliminary review and consultation process is involved for international programs seeking accreditation. A Joint Advisory Committee on International Accreditation (JACIA) made up of representatives of the American Dental Association (ADA) and CODA determines whether the program’s educational model has the potential to prepare graduates with competencies consistent with requirements for practice in the U.S.

Once an international program has successfully completed the preliminary steps, the JACIA can recommend that the program pursue accreditation through CODA. Both JACIA and CODA have adopted the policy that international programs will be evaluated and must comply with the same standards as all U.S. programs.

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