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The UAA Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. As a result of this, graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board examination and upon successful completion will become certified dental assistants.

The dental assisting program and dental hygiene program at the University of Alaska Anchorage are currently participating in the accreditation process through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). This notice provides interested parties the information to make comments regarding our program. You may obtain a copy of the accreditation standards and/or the full policy on third party comments directly from the commission at the address below or by calling 1-800-621-8099, Extension 4653.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Who can submit comments: Third party comments relative to the Commission's accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental related organizations, patients and/or consumers. Comments must be signed but signatures will be removed from comments before forwarding them to the program.  Comments must pertain only to the standards or policies and procedures used in the CODA accreditation process.