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10. DH Accreditation Workshop (8 ceu’s) Fri. Aug 3, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Course Instructor: Gwen Welling, RDH, MS
This presentation is designed to guide dental hygiene educators through the accreditation process, prepare them for a site visit and introduce them to procedures required before and after the site visit. It provides detailed instructions on demonstrating compliance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs and how to address each standard. There will be an emphasis placed on the most frequently cited standards. Updates and changes in the standards are compared with previous accreditation standards to assist attendees in managing what is now expected from the standards. This course provides a step by step guide to organizing and preparing a selfstudy document. We will have completed self-study documents at the end of the day for your review to assist you with planning the format of your own school’s document. Guidelines for conducting a successful site visit are provided in this course. The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of a successful site visit will be clearly outlined for the attendees. The course includes electronic documents that serve as templates for exhibits that are in electronic format on a flash drive for each attendee. This course does not provide participants with entire self-study electronic documents or guarantee one’s success at preparing a self-study document or a recommendation free report from the CODA site visit committee.