After initial training is complete, ongoing (annual) training and communications are provided via several methods. Site Visitor Update sessions are offered through CODA presentations. Updates are also provided through the Commission's electronic newsletter, website, and special email announcements. Webinars and special training programs may be provided periodically.
Current Site Visitor Update presentations for dental, advanced dental, and allied dental site visitors are provided below.
Dental Education Site Visitor Update (PDF)
Advanced Dental Site Visitor Update (PDF)
Allied Dental Site Visitor Update (PDF)
Annual Mandatory Site Visitor Training
At its Summer 2018 meeting, the Commission directed that all active site visitors complete an annual, mandatory web-based training program. All active site visitors are required to review their respective discipline PDF and pass the online quiz, with a 70% score, in order to continue service as a site visitor.
Please review the Site Visitor Update Slides above and complete the mandatory training quiz via the link below. Audio will not be required. All active site visitors will receive an email regarding this mandatory training. The quiz must be completed with a passing score by the prescribed deadline.
2021-2022 Annual Mandatory Site Visitor Training Quiz
Alternative Site Visit Methods
As a result of the continued impact of COVID-19 on travel, the Commission on Dental Accreditation has determined temporary use of alternative site visit (i.e., virtual or hybrid site visit) methods may be necessary to fulfill the Commission’s obligation to conduct accreditation site visits to programs that are currently accredited by, or apply for accreditation by, the Commission. Site Visitors may access the Alternative Site Visit Program Agreement and Program Manual by clicking the link below. Also below are links to the Portal Access manuals for Site Visitors and for Application Reviewers.
Site Visitor Manual for Alternative Site Visit Methods (PDF)
Site Visitor Manual for CODA Portal Access (PDF)
Application Reviewer Manual for CODA Portal Access (PDF)
Alternative Site Visit Methods Orientation for Site Visitors