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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

2016 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on accreditation standards at the 2016 ADA Annual Meeting on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Denver, Level 3, Centennial Ballroom F. Please verify the room location upon arrival.

•    CODA Hearing on Standards Agenda–2016 ADA Meeting (PDF)
•    Conduct of the Hearing (Appendix 1) (PDF)

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, 2016:
 
Proposed Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, specifically Standard 2-23 (Appendix 2) (PDF)

Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, specifically new Standards 3-6 and 4-19 and revisions to Standard 4-6.1, and grammatical and editorial changes (Appendix 3) (PDF)

Comments due June 1, 2017:

Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, specifically new Standard 2-6, and proposed revision to Standard 3-1 and 3-2 and proposed new Standard 4-6 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 4) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology, specifically Standards 1-5, 2-11, 3-3 and new Standards 3-8 and 3-9 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 5) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in General Dentistry, specifically Standards 1-5, 2-5, 3-4, 3-9 and new Standard 3-10 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 6) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency, specifically Standards 1-5, 2-8, 3-4, 3-9 and new Standard 3-10 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 7) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Oral Medicine, specifically Standards 1-5, 2-19, 3-3, 3-7 and new Standard 3-10 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 8) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Orofacial Pain, specifically Standard 1-5, 2-12, 3-3, 3-6 and new Standard 3-9 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 9) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Dental Public Health, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-3 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 10) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Endodontics, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-6 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 11) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-3 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 12) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-5 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 13) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, specifically Standard 1 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 14) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, specifically Standard 1 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 15) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, specifically Standard 1 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 16) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics, specifically Standard 1 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 17) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-5 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 18) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-5 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 19) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics, specifically Standard 1 and new Standard 2-5 related to educational activity sites (Appendix 20) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics, specifically program director Standard 2-1 (Appendix 21) (PDF)

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics, specifically curriculum and program duration Standards 4-10, 4-11, 4-13, and proposed new Standards 4-17 and 4-26 (Appendix 22) (PDF)