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Town hall meeting, CODA hearing on Friday

October 30, 2015 The Commission on Dental Accreditation is hosting a hearing on proposed revised Accreditation Standards from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 6, at the Marriott Marquis, level 4, Independence Ballroom, Salon A-D.

The hearing on proposed standards provides opportunity for ADA members and other stakeholders to comment on the updated version of the proposed revision to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs, specifically Standards 3-6.

Written comments may also be submitted by June 1, 2016, to Patrice Renfrow, manager, Allied Dental Education, Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 or via email at

Additional comments will be accepted at hearings conducted at the American Dental Education's March 2016 and the American Dental Hygienists' Association's June 2016 annual sessions. The comments will be considered at the commission's Summer 2016 meeting.

To view and download the standards for which the commission is seeking comment, go to

Attendees are encouraged to print a copy of the documents and bring them to the hearing. No print documents will be provided.

Following the CODA hearing on proposed standards and in the same location, the ADA will conduct a town hall meeting from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ADA members on the following matters:

  • Proposed revisions to the ADA's Anesthesia Guidelines: Members of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure and its Committee on Anesthesiology will review the proposed changes and answer questions for ADA members. To view and download the proposed changes, click here. Attendees should print a copy of the documents. No print documents will be provided at the town hall meeting.
  • The ADA's Relationship with the Commission on Dental Accreditation: Members of the ADA/CODA Relationship Workgroup will provide information on the Association's unique relationship with the accreditation agency.