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CGTC’s Dental Hygiene Program Re-Accredited

At its February meeting, the Commission on Dental Accreditation voted to re-accredit Central Georgia Technical College's dental hygiene program until 2017.

Established by the United States Department of Education, CODA evaluates the educational quality of dental and dental-related programs in the U.S. Each program must adhere to stringent standards and participate in a site visit every seven years. The purpose of the visit is to obtain in-depth information concerning all administrative and educational aspects of the dental program. CGTC received a status of "approval without reporting requirements," a classification given to programs achieving or exceeded basic requirements for accreditation.

"Being re-accredited by CODA reinforces CGTC's commitment to providing a quality education to our students," Dr. Mike Moye, CGTC president, said. "This accreditation exemplifies the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff to ensure the success of our students."

Established in 1968, CGTC's dental hygiene program is one of the College's most competitive programs. Over 500 students were enrolled in the program in 2010, with each student passing rigorous requirements for admission. In order to obtain a dental hygiene license in most states, students must have graduated from a CODA accredited program, successfully complete the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and successfully complete a regional or state clinical board examination.

For more information on CODA, visit www.ada.org.

Submitted by Tonya McClure
February 25, 2011

 

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