The health sciences division of Calhoun Community College has received approval from the Alabama Council on Higher Education and the Alabama Community College System to develop a dental hygiene program.
The program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), the sole agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education to accredit dental and dental-related education programs presented at the post-secondary level.
CODA will be conducting a site visit from July 23-24, 2020 to inspect the CCC dental hygiene classrooms and laboratories, to interview staff and to review the curriculum plan to determine if the developing program meets the intention of the Accreditation Standards.
Third-party comments are sought regarding the planned dental hygiene program from administration, faculty, students, dental professionals, patients, and the community at large.
All comments must be related to the CODA Dental Hygiene Accreditation Standards or the CODA Policies and Procedures used in the Commission accreditation process. These documents may be accessed at https://www.ada.org/en/coda or by calling CODA.
All comments must be received by CODA at the American Dental Association office no later than 60 days prior to the site visit, May 23, 2020.
Signed or unsigned comments will be accepted and names &/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.
Commission on Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653