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Accreditation Standards

View the current, revised and proposed CODA accreditation standards.

About CODA Accreditation Standards

The Commission on Dental Accreditation develops and implements accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs. These accreditation standards are copyrighted, but they may be downloaded for educational use. Reproduction of Commission documents is permitted by permission only. Please review the Commission’s Policy on Reprints.

Continue reading to view current, revised and proposed accreditation standards relevant to dental education programs.

Revised Accreditation Standards

On August 6, 2021, the Commission adopted the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, with immediate implementation.

On February 12, 2021, the Commission adopted the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs, with implementation July 1, 2022.

On February 12, 2021, the Commission adopted the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Endodontics, with implementation July 1, 2022.

On February 12, 2021, the Commission adopted the Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, with implementation July 1, 2022.

On August 7, 2020, the Commission adopted the Accreditation Standards for Predoctoral Dental Education Programs, with implementation July 1, 2022.

 

Proposed Accreditation Standards 

Hearing information can be found on the Hearings on Standards/Comments Due page.

Circulation of Proposed Revised Standards

At its Winter 2022 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that proposed revisions of Accreditation Standards be distributed to the communities of interest for review and comment for consideration at the Winter 2023 Commission meeting.

View more details on upcoming hearings and deadlines for comments. 

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Dental Public Health (Appendix 2) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Dental Health

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology (Appendix 3) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology

At its Summer 2022 meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation directed that the following proposed revision of Accreditation Standards be distributed to the communities of interest for review and comment for consideration at the Winter 2023 Commission meeting.

Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs (Appendix 4) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Appendix 5) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry (Appendix 6) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Pediatric Dentistry

Accreditation Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Orofacial Pain (Appendix 7) (PDF)
Portal comment link for Standards for Advanced Dental Education Programs in Orofacial Pain