The Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program is soliciting interested third-party comments as part of its accreditation renewal. The Commission on Dental Accreditation asks that these comments pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments should be sent to the Commission, which is affiliated with the American Dental Association, by Sept. 18.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints to a programs compliance with accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commissions policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling (800) 621-8099.