Annual survey of all predoctoral dental education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Reports in the series include general information, student and graduate data, curriculum, and financial management of dental schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Report 1: Academic Programs, Enrollment and Graduates
Provides statistical information on academic programs, admission requirements, and enrollment and graduate levels. Also features trends in applications, first-year and total enrollment, first-year repeaters, numbers of graduates, and female student enrollment.
Report 2: Tuition, Admission and Attrition
Includes annual resident and non-resident tuition, general fees and other fixed costs associated with instruments, textbooks and health services. Also provides information on admissions policies of dental schools in the US and Canada; the number of applications; academic qualifications of first-year students; criteria employed in the admissions process; advanced placement and number of international dental school graduates; distribution of first-year students according to citizenship; and information on students withdrawing from dental school.
Report 3: Finances
Provides financial information from the previous fiscal year from accredited United States dental schools. Revenue and expenditures are presented by individual category and in total. Includes ratios of revenue and expenditures per student and comparisons between public and private schools.
Report 4: Curriculum
The curriculum survey was updated in 2014-15 to provide dental schools with an internal benchmarking tool that monitors compliance to the CODA Standards and prepares programs for future site visits. The revised report features national level data divided into the following sections:
- Instructional methods and assessments of competency used to demonstrate compliance with select CODA Standards;
- Evaluation methods used to generate evidence of compliance with the CODA Standards on the learning environment;
- Methods used to integrate instruction in biomedical and behavioral sciences with instruction in the clinical sciences, as described in the document "Foundation Knowledge for the General Dentist,” prepared by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) Committee on the Integrated Examination (CIE);
- Descriptions of curriculum format, content and innovations;
- Patient care experiences by class year; and
- Clock hours of instruction by category.
The previous version of the curriculum report, last published for 2010-11, summarized clock hours of instruction in biomedical sciences; dental/clinical sciences; and behavioral, social, information, and research sciences in United States dental schools by curriculum type and major teaching area.