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Revised Accreditation Standards

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs.  Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard and Intent Statement 4-10 related to Faculty Calibration, Standard 2-9 Chairside Dental Assisting Functions, and Standard 5-1 Infectious Disease/Radiation Management. These Standards revisions will be implemented immediately.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.  Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard 2-15 Communication Skills, and Standard 4-4 Physical Facilities and Equipment. These Standards revisions will be implemented immediately.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.  Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard 3-6 related to Faculty to Student Ratios.  The implementation date of this revised Standard is July 1, 2017.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Laboratory Technology Education Programs. Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard and Intent Statement 4-3, related to Off Campus Facilities.  This Standard revision will be implemented immediately.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in General Dentistry and Advanced Education in General Practice Residency Programs.  Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standards 3-1 and 3-2 related to the program director. The implementation date of these revised Standards is July 1, 2017.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revision to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology.  Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standards 3-1 related to the program director. The implementation date of this revised Standard is July 1, 2017.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Orofacial Pain as a result of the recent Validity and Reliability Study for Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Orofacial Pain. The implementation date of these revised Standards is July 1, 2017.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Dental Public Health. Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard 2, related to Program Director and Teaching Staff, with implementation January 1, 2017, and Standard 4-5 Instruction in Dental Public Health, and 4-7 Supervised Field Experience, with immediate implementation.

At its August 5, 2016 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics. Specifically, the Commission adopted revisions to Standard 6 Research, with implementation January 1, 2017.