Calhoun’s Dental Assisting Program Seeking Community Input in Preparation for Accreditation Visit


The Dental Assisting program of Calhoun Community College is seeking continuing accreditation through the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).  For the past year, the Program has been engaged in a thorough self-study process designed to maintain and improve the quality of the educational curriculum and training.  A team of CODA site reviewers is scheduled to visit the college on June 26-27, 2014, to meet with Calhoun administration, program faculty, students, and community partners.

As part of the continuing accreditation process, faculty, students, program graduates, community partners, dental organizations, patients, and/or consumers are encouraged to submit comments about Calhoun’s dental assisting program to the Commission.  All comments must be received by CODA at least sixty (60) days in advance of the site visit and all comments must be signed to be considered.  Signatures are removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the dental assisting program. 

Comments must pertain only to the accreditation standards for the dental assisting program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.  The Commission does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotions or dismissal of faculty, staff, or students. Comments are screened by Commission staff for relevancy. If comments are received that are not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency.

A copy of the current dental assisting accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comment may be obtained by contacting:

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653

Deadline for comments:  April 25, 2014

Visit the Dental Assisting Website.

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