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Accreditation Status

Accreditation Status

Dental education programs in the United States are accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Dental education programs are developed in accordance with the established Accreditation Standards for Dental Education, a copy of which can be found on the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s area of at Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs.

The College of Dental Medicine’s pre-doctoral education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.

As part of the Commission’s standard accreditation process, the program is scheduled for its next site visit in accordance with the seven-year cycle. The next visit is scheduled for Spring 2028. Prior to a site visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation invites third party comments from all interested parties. The commissions Policy on Third Party Comments is available here as a downloadable PDF document: CODA Third Party Comment Policy. Further information about the dental accreditation process and the Commission on Dental Accreditation can be found at Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).


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