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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 www.ada.org.

The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation without reporting requirements:

  • Predoctoral Program
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Oral Medicine
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Orthodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontics/Orthodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Prosthodontics

At its February 10, 2022 meeting, CODA granted the Advanced Graduate Program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry the accreditation classification of “initial accreditation.”

As part of the Commission’s standard accreditation process, the following programs are scheduled for their next site visit in accordance with CODA:

  • Predoctoral Program
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Oral Medicine
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Orthodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontics/Orthodontics
  • Advanced Graduate Program in Periodontics

The site visit is scheduled for September 20-22, 2022. Prior to a site visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation invites third party comments from all interested parties. All comments must be submitted to the commission at the address noted below by July 20, 2022. The Commission’s Policy on Third Party Comments is available here as a downloadable PDF document: CODA Third Party Comment Policy. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.

Current students, faculty and staff can find additional information on: https://inside.dental.upenn.edu/accreditation/

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