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Hearings on Standards/Comments Due

The purpose of a hearing on a standards document is to provide individuals, institutions and organizations that will be affected by the document with an opportunity to comment. The goal of the hearing is to hear as many varied points of view on the proposed documents as possible in an orderly fashion. 

Hearing Information

2018 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on accreditation standards at the 2018 ADA Annual Meeting on Friday, October 19, 2018, in Honolulu, HI, from 10:30am to 11:30am, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral IV. Please verify the room location upon arrival.

2019 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Meeting Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on accreditation standards at the 2019 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session in March 2019 in Chicago, IL. The agenda and other information will be posted here when these materials become available.

Comments Due: All Proposed Standards Revisions

You may submit written comments to CODA on the proposed standards revisions noted below until the comment due date. Please submit comments to: Sherin Tooks, Ed.D, M.S., Director, Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or tookss@ada.org.

Visit the Proposed Standards webpage to find the following Standards:

Comments Due December 1, 2018:

  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, Standard 6 (Appendix 2) PDF 
  •  Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, Standard 2-17  (Appendix 3) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Endodontics, Standard 4-8e (Appendix 4) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    (Appendix 5) PDF

Comments Due June 1, 2019:

  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, Standard 2-24d (Appendix 6) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs, Standard 2-25 (Appendix 7) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology, Standard 3-2 (Appendix 8) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs, Standard 2 (Appendix 9) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs, Standard 2-13 (Appendix 10) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs, Standard 2-12 (Appendix 11) PDF
  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Standard 4-3.4 (Appendix 12) PDF