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Accreditation Notices

Public Notification of Accreditation Withdraws

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is the only accrediting agency for dental, advanced dental and allied dental education programs recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). In accordance with the USDE regulations for post-secondary accrediting agencies, CODA makes available the following public information:

Accreditation Withdrawn

In August 2019, the Commission adopted a resolution to withdraw accreditation from the following program:

‚ÄčDental Hygiene
Please download information regarding the program below.

Discontinued Programs

In January 2020, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Dental Anesthesiology

  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Dental Assisting

  • Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR
  • Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Carrington College of Boise, Boise, ID

Dental Hygiene

  • Fortis College-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • Goodwin College-Southington Campus, Southington, CT

Dental Public Health

  • NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, NY

In August 2019, the Commission affirmed the following programs' decision to voluntarily discontinue accreditation:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (12-month)

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA

Dental Assisting

  • Purdue University Global, Omaha, NE
  • Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
  • Bradford School-Columbus, Columbus, OH
  • Davis Technical College, Kaysville, UT
  • Metro Technology Center, Oklahoma City, OK 

Dental Hygiene

  • Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, WI
  • Henderson Community College, Henderson, KY
  • SUNY at Canton School of Sciences, Health and Criminal Justice, Rome, NY

General Practice Residency (12-month/optional 2nd year)

  • Western Reserve Health Education at Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH


  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Combined Prosthodontics/Maxillofacial Prosthetics

  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Status of Educational Programs

Download Reports on Accreditation Status of Educational Programs: