CODA Membership

The broad communities of interest, those affected by the Commission's accreditation activities, are represented on the Commission. Members of the Commission are selected by the participating organizations; these selections are not subject to review by any other organization. There are 33 members on the Board of Commissioners. The Commission membership reflects a wide geographic distribution and includes and under-represented ethnic groups and is gender inclusive.

Summary of CODA Representatives

American Dental Association  4 members
American Association of Dental Boards  4 members
American Dental Education Association  4 members
American Dental Education Association and the Special Care Dentistry Association  1 member
American Association of Public Health Dentistry  1 member
American Association of Endodontists  1 member
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology  1 member
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology  1 member
American Academy of Oral Medicine  1 member
American Academy of Orofacial Pain  1 member
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons  1 member
American Association of Orthodontists  1 member
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  1 member
American Academy of Periodontology  1 member
American College of Prosthodontists  1 member
American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists  1 member
American Dental Assistants Association  1 member
American Dental Hygienists' Association  1 member
 National Association of Dental Laboratories  1 member
 General Public  4 members
 Students  1 member
 TOTAL  33 members

As noted above, the participating organizations select their own representatives. All Commissioners serve one four-year term, except for the Student Commissioner who serves one two-year term.