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USDE Renews CODA's Accreditor Status

The USDE renews CODA’s status as sole accreditor of dental and dental-related programs in the United States. Story Update

 

Call for Site Visitor Nominations

The Commission requests nominations for site visitors with education and practice expertise in various dental disciplines.  Read More

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation is the ultimate source of consumer protection for prospective students. It is often a prerequisite for governmental funding. Graduation from an accredited program is almost always stipulated by state law and is an eligibility requirement for licensure and/or certification examinations. In short, accreditation of a school or program is a student’s most important source of independent validation that the program has at least enough educational value to be “approved” by a credible (expertise-based), independent (free of outside influence), reliable (consistently applied standards) organization that has the U.S. Department of Education’s approval.  

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