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Hearings on Standards/Comments Due

The purpose of a hearing on a standards document is to provide individuals, institutions and organizations that will be affected by the document with an opportunity to comment. The goal of the hearing is to hear as many varied points of view on the proposed documents as possible in an orderly fashion. 

Hearing Information

2017 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on accreditation standards at the 2017 ADA Annual Meeting on Friday, October 20, in Atlanta, Georgia, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Marriott Marquis, Marquis Level, Marquis Ballroom. Please verify the room location upon arrival. The agenda and other information will be posted here when these materials become available.

Comments Due: All Proposed Standards Revisions

You may submit written comments to CODA on the proposed standards revisions noted below until the comment due date. Please submit comments to: Sherin Tooks, Ed.D, M.S., Director, Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or tookss@ada.org.

Visit the Proposed Standards webpage to find the following Standards:

Comments Due December 1, 2017:

Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, specifically Standard 3-1 (Appendix 2) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs, to address areas of oversight at sites where educational activity occurs (Appendix 3) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs, specifically Standard 2-1 (Appendix 4) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 5) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 6) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics, specifically Standard 2-5 (Appendix 7) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, specifically Standard 2-7 (Appendix 8) (PDF)

Comments Due June 1, 2018:

Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Programs, specifically Standard 2-8d and 2-13 (Appendix 9) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Programs, specifically Standard 2-1 and 2-24 (Appendix 10) (PDF)