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School of Dentistry Accreditation

All programs at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry are currently accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) with the status of “approval without reporting requirements” effective through the next accreditation cycle in 2014.

Educational programs in dentistry, including predoctoral, graduate and dental hygiene are accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), The mission of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is to serve the public by establishing, maintaining and applying standards that ensure the quality and continuous improvement of dental and dental-related education and reflect the evolving practice of dentistry. The Commission, established in 1975, is nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) to accredit dental and dental-related education programs conducted at the post-secondary level. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

The following is a description of the accredited programs:

Predoctoral Dentistry

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s program in predoctoral dental education grants, a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)degree. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, the 44 month program at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, strives to develop scientifically based, socially and ethically sensitive dental professionals.

Dental Hygiene

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s allied education program in dental hygiene, leads to a certificate in dental hygiene or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH).

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s program in advanced dental education grants a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in advanced education in general dentistry. However, this education area is not one of the ADA recognized dental specialty areas. Therefore, dentist graduating from this program cannot announce that they are specialists, as recognized by the ADA.

Graduate Endodontics

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s advanced specialty education programs in endodontics grants a Certificate in Endodontics and Masters of Science in Endodontics.

Graduate Orthodontics

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s advanced specialty education programs in orthodontics grants a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Masters of Science in Orthosdontics.

Graduate Periodontics

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry’s advanced specialty education programs in periodontics grants a Certificate in Periodontics and Masters of Science in Periodontics.