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CODA Membership and Staff

CODA Membership

The broad communities of interest, those affected by the Commission's accreditation activities, are represented on the Commission.

Members of the Commission are selected by the participating organizations; these selections are not subject to review by any other organization. There are 30 members on the Board of Commissioners. The Commission membership reflects a wide geographic distribution and includes both genders and under-represented ethnic groups.

Summary of CODA Representatives

American Dental Association

4 members

American Association of Dental Boards

4 members

American Dental Education Association

4 members

Postdoctoral General Dentistry

1 member

Recognized Dental Specialties (one each)

9 member

American Dental Assistants Association

1 member

American Dental Hygienists' Association

1 member

National Association of Dental Laboratories

1 member

General Public

4 members

Students

1 member

TOTAL 30 members

As noted above, the participating organizations select their own representatives. The Commissioner representing postdoctoral general dentistry is jointly selected by the American Dental Education Association and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. The Commissioner representing students is jointly selected by the American Student Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association. All Commissioners serve one four-year term, except for the Student Commissioner who serves one two-year term.