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Mission Vision and Values


The Commission on Dental Accreditation serves the public and profession by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs.


The Commission on Dental Accreditation is a globally recognized leader for accrediting educational programs in the dental professions. 


The Commission is committed to:

Integrity: The quality of being honest, accountable, and principled.

Collegiality: Working respectfully and collaboratively toward a common purpose.

Transparency: Being open about the process by which accreditation standards and policies are developed and implemented.

Consistency: Fairness, objectivity, and the reliability of outcomes.

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Read the complete text of the Commission on Dental Accreditation Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (PDF).