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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

2019 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting Hearing on Standards

The Commission will conduct a hearing on accreditation standards at the 2019 ADA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, September 6, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Lower B2 Level, Yerba Buena Salon 8. The agenda and other details of the hearing will be published when they are 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

Visit the Proposed Standards webpage to find the following Standards:

Comments Due December 1, 2019:

  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Appendix 10) PDF

  • Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Periodontics, Standard 4-12e (Appendix 11) PDF