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Prep for DDS/DMD Site Visit

The Commission on Dental Accreditation has a commitment to assess all dental education programs sponsored by dental schools concurrently whenever possible. The purpose of the site visit evaluation is to obtain in-depth information concerning each program's compliance with the Accreditation Standards. Information provided in the comprehensive self-study document completed by the institution for each program is confirmed, documentation is reviewed, interviews are conducted and each program is observed by the visiting committee. Information related to the site visit is viewed as confidential.

With one exception, a seven-year site visit cycle for accreditation review applies to all dental, advanced dental, and allied dental disciplines. Programs in the discipline of oral and maxillofacial surgery are evaluated on a five-year cycle.

A Site Visit Orientation presentation is provided as a resource in preparation for an upcoming site visit.