Call for Site Visitor Nominations

The Commission requests nominations of site visitors with education and practice expertise in various dental disciplines. Read More


Mission Vision and Values Statements Updated

At its August meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation adopted revised Mission, Vision and Values statements. Look for details in Accreditation Updates. Read More.

Why Accreditation Matters

Accreditation is the ultimate source of consumer protection for prospective students. It is often a prerequisite for governmental funding. Graduation from an accredited program is almost always stipulated by state law and is an eligibility requirement for licensure and/or certification examinations. In short, accreditation of a school or program is a student’s most important source of independent validation that the program has at least enough educational value to be “approved” by a credible (expertise-based), independent (free of outside influence), reliable (consistently applied standards) organization that has the U.S. Department of Education’s approval.  

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