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Accreditation Updates: COVID-19

The Commission is monitoring COVID-19 and will post updates here as available. 

Interruption of Education Webinar Materials Available (4/23/20)

Download the Interruption of Education Guidelines Slides (PDF) to review slides from the COVID-19 Webinar on Interruption of Education Guidelines. 

Guidance Documents: Temporary Flexibility in Accreditation Standards to Address Interruption of Education Reporting Requirements Resulting From COVID-19 for the Class of 2020 (4/14/20)

Below are guidance documents regarding Temporary Flexibility in Accreditation Standards to Address Interruption of Education Reporting Requirements Resulting From COVID-19 for the Class of 2020, as adopted by the Commission on Dental Accreditation at its Special Meeting held on April 13, 2020. Click on any of the links below to read the guidance document for that discipline.
 
Guidelines for Reporting an Interruption of Education During COVID-19 4/3/20 (PDF)
Read the Guidance on COVID-19 Interruption of Education Class of 2020 CODA Alert (PDF)

Temporary Flexibility in Accreditation Standards:

Predoctoral Dental Education (PDF)
Dental Assisting Education (PDF)
Dental Hygiene Education (PDF)
Dental Laboratory Technology Education (PDF)
Advanced Education in General Dentistry (PDF)
Dental Anesthesiology Education (PDF)
Dental Public Health Education (PDF)
Endodontics Education (PDF)
General Practice Residency Education (PDF)
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Education (PDF)
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Education (PDF)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Education (Residency and Fellowship) (PDF)
Oral Medicine Education (PDF)
Orofacial Pain Education (PDF)
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Education (Residency and Fellowship) (PDF)
Pediatric Dentistry Education (PDF)
Periodontics Education (PDF)
Prosthodontics Education (Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Combined PROS/MXPROS) (PDF)

Unofficial Report of Major Actions (4/14/20)

Read the Unofficial Report of Major Actions (PDF), based on the Commission's Special Closed Meeting held on April 13, 2020 

Unofficial Report of Major Actions (4/8/20)

Read the Unofficial Report of Major Actions (PDF), based on the Commission's Special Closed Meeting held on April 2, 2020 

Post-CODA Meeting Directives Related to Site Visits (4/3/20)

Read the Post-CODA Meeting Directives Related to Site Visits CODA Alert sent on 4/3/20 PDF 

Post-CODA Meeting Guidance on Interruption of Education Related to COVID-19 for the Class of 2020 (4/3/20)

Read the Guidelines for Reporting an Interruption of Education During COVID-19 4/3/20 (PDF)
Read the Guidance on Interruption of Education CODA Alert sent on 4/3/2020 (PDF)

Further CODA Guidance on Interruption of Education Related to COVID-19 (3/30/20)

Read Further CODA Guidance on Interruption of Education Related to COVID-19 (PDF)

CODA Statement on Dental Clinic Operations during COVID-19 (3/23/20)

Read CODA Statement on Dental Clinic Operations during COVID-19 (PDF) 

General CODA Updates (3/20/20)

Read General CODA Updates (PDF)

Update on Potential Temporary Flexibility in Site Visit Process and Other Accreditation Updates
During COVID-19 (3/18/20)

Read the Update on Site Visit Process During COVID-19 (PDF)

CODA Staff Telecommuting During COVID-19 (3/16/20)

Read the CODA Staff Working Remotely During the Pandemic CODA Alert (PDF)

Statement to CODA-Accredited Programs (3/13/20)

Read the Statement to CODA-Accredited Programs (PDF)

Statement to CODA Site Visitors (3/13/20)

Read the Statement to CODA Site Visitors (PDF)