Accreditation | Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene education programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association.

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 outcomes assessment, administration, curriculum and instruction, faculty and staff, financial support and physical facilities and resources.

Our Dental Hygiene program is fully accredited by CODA and designed to meet educational requirements for applying for a dental hygiene license in all 50 States to practice as a registered dental hygienist.  Some states may have additional CE requirements for licensure.  For example, California requires a soft tissue curettage course.

The program in dental hygiene at 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 on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or by calling 800-621-8099, ext. 4653.