The Dental Hygiene Associate of Applied Science 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. The Associate of Applied Science degree is a three-year program comprising one year of science and general education courses and two years of coursework in dental hygiene. The program prepares graduates clinically and academically to take the National and Western Regional Examining Boards (WREB) for licensure.

The dental hygiene program and dental assisting 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.