Dental Health Science Accreditation Request for Comments

Provide feedback on the dental hygiene program via the Commission on Dental Accreditations' guidelines.


Request for Third Party Comments

The bachelor of science degree dental hygiene program offered by Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The commission has established accreditation standards for dental hygiene education programs to guide program administrators, faculty and staff in developing and maintaining acceptable quality in educational programs. These standards address 1) institutional effectiveness; 2) educational program; 3) administration, faculty and staff; 4) institutional support services; 5) health and safety provisions; 6) patient care services.

The Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs may be accessed at www.ada.org/prof/ed/accred/standards/dh.pdf.

The next accreditation site visit for this program is scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2014. The accreditation site visit process includes an opportunity for interested parties to submit written comments about accredited programs.

You are invited to submit written comments about the dental hygiene program at Pacific University. Comments must pertain only to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs or the policies and procedures used in the commission’s accreditation process.

Comments must be signed. Only signed comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed from comments before they are forwarded to the program. 

Third-party comments for this program must be received by the commission no later than: 

January 10, 2014

All relevant comments will have signatures removed and then will be referred to the program at least 50 days prior to the site visit for review and response. 

For more information or to submit comments, please contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or call 800-621-8099 extension 4653. 


Posted by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:04 AM

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