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Accreditation Notices

Public Notification of Accreditation Withdraws

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is the only accrediting agency for predoctoral dental, allied dental, post-doctoral and advanced specialty dental education programs recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). In accordance with the USDE regulations for post-secondary accrediting agencies, CODA makes available the following public information: There were no program accreditations withdrawn at the August 2013 CODA meeting.

For information regarding the Commission’s accreditation documents, practices and policies, consult the Commission website or contact the Commission at 800.621.8900.

Discontinued Programs

The following programs voluntarily discontinued accreditation in August 2013:

Dental Assisting Programs

  • Salter College, West Boylston, MA
  • YTI Career Institute, Lancaster, PA
  • Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, Logan, UT

Dental Hygiene Programs

  • Sanford-Brown Institute, Orlando, FL
  • Sanford-Brown College, Skokie, IL
  • Carrington College, Portland, OR

Pediatric Dentistry Program

  • University of California at Los Angeles Community Health and Advocacy Training (CHAT-PD), San Diego, CA.

12-month Advanced Education Programs in General Dentistry

  • 673rd Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
  • 82nd Medical Group, Sheppard AFB, TX

24-month Advanced Education Program in General Practice Residency

  • Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

12-month Advanced Education Program in General Practice Residency

  • St. Luke's Hospital, New York, NY

Advanced General Dentistry Education Program in Dental Anesthesiology

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

The following programs voluntarily discontinued accreditation in February 2013:

Dental Assisting Programs

  • Sanford-Brown Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Sanford-Brown Institute, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fortis Institute, Towson, MD
  • Kaplan Career Institute, Detroit, MI
  • Concorde Career College, Kansas City, MO

General Practice Residency Program:

  • Rush University, Chicago, IL