Call for Nominations | Commission on Dental Accreditation

Call for Nominations

Call for Review Committee Nominations

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requests nominations to fill vacancies on Review Committees. 

Review Committee Nomination Forms are due to CODA staff by June 1, 2023 for consideration in summer 2023.

  • Public Members (8) – (Predoctoral, Postdoctoral General Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Prosthodontics Review Committees, and Appeal Board)
  • General Dentists (4) – (Dental Assisting, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and Prosthodontics Review Committees)
  • Dentist Practitioner – (Dental Hygiene Review Committee)
  • Dentist Educator – (Dental Hygiene Review Committee)
  • Predoctoral Educator (General Dentist or Ph.D.) – (Predoctoral Review Committee)
  • Dental Assisting Educators (2) – (Dental Assisting Review Committee)
  • Dental Hygiene Educator – (Dental Hygiene Review Committee)

When submitting nominations to the Review Committee and Commission (for public member only), CODA requests that strong consideration be given to assisting this agency to achieve diversity, including underrepresented groups, geographic diversity and varied educational philosophies. Review the nomination criteria and explanation of time commitment (PDF) for additional information.

If you or someone you know may be interested in volunteering for an open position on the Commission, please review the materials below:

Once the nomination form is completed, please submit to

The Nominating Committee will review the nominations and submit recommendations to the Commission. Nominations may not be directed toward a specific review committee and requests to be placed on a specific review committee will not be honored. Appointments are made for one four-year term, beginning and ending in October of each year.

Call for Site Visitor Volunteer Nominations

The Commission on Dental Accreditation considers nominations for site visitors on an annual basis at its Winter meeting. Site Visitors are appointed for one-year terms, which are renewable for six years. If appointed, the site visitor’s term will begin in October of the appointment year. The site visitor will be expected to complete the Commission’s online training program and attend a two-day training workshop in Chicago in June prior to their term start date. The site visitor will also be expected to be accessible and able to communicate by fax, electronic mail and the Commission's web-based communication tools. Review the site visitor nomination criteria (PDF) for additional information.

Please download the Site Visitor Nomination Form (DOCX). Once completed, submit your form to the appropriate CODA staff manager via email.

Site Visitor Nomination Forms are due to CODA staff by DECEMBER 1, 2023 for consideration at the Commission’s Winter 2024 meeting.

The Commission is requesting nominations for the role “Site Visitor” in the following disciplines:

Dental Education

  • Predoctoral Basic Sciences
  • Predoctoral Chair
  • Predoctoral Clinical Sciences
  • Predoctoral Curriculum
  • Predoctoral Finance
  • Predoctoral National Licensure

Advanced Dental Education Programs

  • Advanced Education General Dentistry
  • Dental Anesthesiology
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • General Practice Residency
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowships
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics Fellowships
  • Orthodontics
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Allied Dental Education

  • Allied Dentist
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Dental Therapy

Overview of Review Committee Responsibilities

Review committee members:

  • Will be responsible for the review of all policy matters, site visit reports, progress reports, applications for accreditation and special reports on accredited programs, which are submitted to the Commission for final action.
  • Will be required to make a significant time commitment, 10-20 days per year.
  • Will serve as consultants to the Commission and are required to complete the Web-based Site Visitor Training prior to serving on the committee. The self-paced instructional manual on the Commission's policies, procedures and Standards takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete.
  • Will be required to become familiar with the CODA Training Manual and participate in a full day of training at ADA headquarters. Review Committee members should observe at least one site visit within their first year of service on the Review Committee.
  • Will be expected to be accessible and able to communicate by fax, electronic mail and the Commission's web-based communication tools.