ERIC Number: ED026453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
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Accreditation in Dental Hygiene.
National Commission on Accrediting, Washington, DC.; American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.
The Council on Dental Education cooperates with the American Dental Hygienists' Association in developing educational requirements for schools of dental hygiene. To be eligible for accreditation, schools must operate on a non-profit basis. A school applying for accreditation completes a previsitation questionnaire concerning its program. The visiting team includes two members of the Council of consultants to the Council; one Council staff member; and observers who may include a representative from the state examining board, a representative of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and a generalist representing the regional accrediting association upon invitation of the school. The visit averages one and one-half days during which time the team meets with the program director, faculty members, and students; audits classes; visits clinical facilities; and studies files, course outlines, class schedules, teaching plans, and student laboratory experience. Reports and recommendations of the team are acted upon by the Council which grants accreditation, provisional accreditation, or no accreditation. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Accrediting, Washington, DC.; American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.