Join ADAMember Log In




Revised Accreditation Standards

At its January 30, 2014 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation approved revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Dentistry (AEGD), Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency (GPR) and Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Oral Medicine.  The implementation date for each of these revised Standards is July 1, 2014.

At its February 1, 2013 meeting, the Commission adopted revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology. Specifically revisions were made to Standards 2-4, 2-6, 2-7, 2-7, 2-8, 2-9, 2-10, 2-17, 3-2, 5-3, and 6-1. In addition, the words proficient and proficiency were removed from the Standards document. The implementation date of the revised Standards is July 1, 2015. At the Summer 2013 meeting, the Commission approved removal of the intent statement for Standard 5-4. The implementation date of the revised Standard is July 1, 2015.

Return to Top

Circulation of Proposed Standards

At its January 30, 2014 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that the proposed Accreditation Standard for Dental Therapy be re-circulated to the communities of interest for review and comment until December 1, 2014. In addition, open hearings will be held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Education Association, the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association, the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Assistants Association.   

Circulation of Proposed Revised Standards

At its January 30, 2014 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Accreditation Standards for Clinical Fellowship Training Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery be circulated to the communities of interest for review and comment until December 1, 2014. In addition, open hearings were held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Education Association and will be held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association.  

At its January 30, 2014 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Prosthodontics be circulated to the communities of interest for review and comment until June 2, 2014. In addition, open hearings were held at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Dental Education Association. 

  Return to Top