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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:

Accreditation Withdrawn

In August 2017, the Commission adopted a resolution to withdraw accreditation from the following program:

Pediatric Dentistry
Please download information regarding the program below.

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 August 2017, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Dental Assisting

  • Pueblo Community College – Pueblo, CO
  • Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions – Scotch Plains, NJ (via Mail Ballot 5/9/2017)

Dental Hygiene

  • Briarcliffe College – Patchogue, NY

Dental Laboratory Technology

  • Indian River State College – Ft. Pierce, FL

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

  • Boston University – Boston, MA
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Charleston, SC
  • Marshfield Clinic – Marshfield, WI

General Practice Dentistry

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Memphis, TN

Oral Medicine

  • University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Orofacial Pain

  • NYU Langone Hospitals – New York, NY

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

  • University of California at San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Prosthodontics

  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Washington, DC

In February 2017, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Dental Assisting

  • A.I. Prince Technical High School – Hartford, CT
  • Windham Technical High School – Willimantic, CT
  • Missouri College - Brentwood, MO (via Mail Ballot 1/2/2017)

Dental Hygiene

  • Sanford Brown College-Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL
  • Missouri College - Brentwood, MO (via Mail Ballot 1/2/2017)
  • The College of Health Care Professions - Houston, TX (via Mail Ballot 10/13/2016)

Dental Laboratory Technology

  • Atlanta Technical College – Atlanta, GA

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Nashville, Tennessee

Accreditation Status of Educational Programs

Download Reports on Accreditation Status of Educational Programs: