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Accreditation Notices

Public Notification of Accreditation Withdraws

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is the only accrediting agency for dental, advanced dental and allied 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There were no program accreditations withdrawn at the February 4-5, 2016 CODA meeting.

For information regarding the Commission’s accreditation documents, practices and policies, consult the Commission website or contact the Commission at 800.621.8099, extension 4653.

Discontinued Programs

In February 2016, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Dental Assisting

  • Brightwood College (Formerly Kaplan College) — Indianapolis, IN
  • Cumberland County Technical Education Center — Bridgeton, NJ
  • Lincoln Technical Institute — Fern Park, FL
  • IntelliTec Medical Institute DBA Institute of Business & Medical Careers — Colorado Springs, CO (by mail ballot September 2015)
  • University of Hawaii-Maui College — Kahului, HI

In August 2015, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Dental Assisting

  • Heald College — Concord, CA
  • Heald College — Hayward, CA
  • Heald College — Stockton, CA
  • Heald College — Honolulu, HI
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College — Lexington, KY
  • Baker College of Port Huron — Port Huron, MI
  • Vatterott College — Omaha, NE
  • Lincoln Technical Institute — Lincoln, RI
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology — Dickson, TN
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology — Murfreesboro, TN
  • Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center — Ogden, UT
Dental Hygiene
  • Northeast Texas Community College — Mt. Pleasant, TX

Dental Laboratory Technology

  • Bluegrass Community College and Technical College — Lexington, KY
  • San Antonio College — San Antonio, TX

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowship Cosmetic

  • Facial Aesthetic Surgery, LLC — Columbus, OH

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

  • University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

General Practice Dentistry

  • Meriter Hospital — Madison WI


Accreditation Status of Educational Programs

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