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The Commission on Dental Accreditation meets twice each year to review accreditation reports and award accreditation statuses to programs. These accreditation standards are copyrighted, but they may be reproduced in whole or in part in the interest of education. New and revised standards are here. Included below are current standards for the Dental Education Programs. 

Click on the links below to reach downloadable documents relevant to the listed specialty. If you prefer, the standards can be sent to you by e-mailing schmittm@ada.org or by calling staff at 312-440-4653.

Standards for Predoctoral Dental Education

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Standards for Allied Dental Education Programs  

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Standards for Postdoctoral General Dentistry Education Programs

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Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Programs

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Clinical Fellowship Training Programs

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