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Proposed Accreditation Standards

Hearing information can be found on the Hearings on Standards/Comments Due page.

Circulation of Proposed Revised Standards

At its Summer 2016 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that the following proposed revisions of Accreditation Standards be distributed to the communities of interest for review and comment, with all comments due June 1, 2017 for consideration at the Summer 2017 Commission meeting.

  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs (Appendix 2) (PDF)

  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs (Appendix 3) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology (Appendix 4) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in General Dentistry (Appendix 5) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency (Appendix 6) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Oral Medicine (Appendix 7) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Orofacial Pain (Appendix 8) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Dental Public Health (Appendix 9) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Endodontics (Appendix 10) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (Appendix 11) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Appendix 12) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 13) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 14) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Appendix 15) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics (Appendix 16) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry (Appendix 17) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics (Appendix 18) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics (Appendix 19) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics (Appendix 20) (PDF)
  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics (Appendix 21) (PDF)

  • Proposed Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry, specifically Standard 4-6 Behavior Guidance 
    (Appendix 22) (PDF)

At its Winter 2017 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that the following proposed revisions of Accreditation Standards be distributed to the communities of interest for review and comment, with all comments due December 1, 2017 for consideration at the Winter 2018 Commission meeting.

  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs (Appendix 23) (PDF)
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs (Appendix 24) (PDF)
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs (Appendix 25) (PDF)
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 26) (PDF)
  • Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Appendix 27) (PDF)
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Periodontics (Appendix 28) (PDF)