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Commission on Dental Accreditation for the Clinical Dental Assisting Program

American Dental Association

The Rio Salado College Clinical Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements, teach out. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-4653

The Rio Salado College Clinical Dental Assisting Program is no longer accepting new applicants. The program has been discontinued as of July 30, 2018.
New students who are interested in Dental Assisting degree and certificate programs are encouraged to contact a Rio Salado advisor to explore other options at Rio Salado or at other Maricopa County Community Colleges. Students who are receiving financial aid at Rio Salado should check with the Financial Aid office on any changes to their current program of study.

State Requirements

Graduates are eligible for board examination and licensure in all fifty states. Please verify the licensure and certification requirements for the respective state board's website for the most up-to-date information. It is the student's responsibility to verify individual state requirements for licensure.

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