ADA seeks public/consumer member nominations for CODA

The ADA Board of Trustees and Council on Dental Education and Licensure are seeking nominations for individuals to serve as public/consumer representatives on the Commission on Dental Accreditation's board of commissioners. Nominations are due May 1.

To qualify, public nominees are expected to have an interest in or knowledge of health professions related to education and accreditation matters, but must not have a formal or informal connection to dentistry.

In addition, nominees must not be dentists, allied dental personnel or employed by or a consultant to a dental education program. The nominee must also not be a member or employee of any professional/trade association, licensing/regulatory agency or membership organization related to, affiliated with or associated with CODA, dental education or dentistry.

CODA’s mission is to serve the public and dental professions by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs. The board of commissioners is comprised of the broad communities of interest, including those affected by CODA’s accreditation activities. The board of commissioners meets twice annually to set accreditation standards and policies and to take accreditation actions on dental, allied dental and advanced dental education programs.

Nominees should submit a current resume and completed application form by May 1. For more information and an application contact Annette Puzan at the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure at The ADA Board of Trustees will review the nominations and forward recommended candidates to CODA for consideration and action. The CODA board of commissioners will consider public/consumer representative nominees at its August meeting. For more information about the Commission on Dental Accreditation, visit

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