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ADHA-appointed Appeal Board Member to the Commission on Dental Accreditation

The current ADHA-appointed representative on the Appeal Board of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) will complete her term at the October 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting. It is necessary for ADHA to select a successor; the term of appointment will become effective beginning at the 2014 ADA Annual Meeting and is a four-year term ending in 2018.

Appeal Board hearings are scheduled at the request of administrators or programs being considered for denial or withdrawal of accreditation by the Commission. Such hearings are conducted within 60 days of the Summer or Winter meetings of the Commission. The Appeal Board is called upon ONLY if a request for a hearing with the Appeal Board is received from an educational program.

CODA Selection Criteria:
The Appeal Board Member shall not be:

  1. A current member of a dental or allied dental faculty*;
  2. An employee member of the governing board, owner, shareholder of, or consultant to, a program that either is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or has applied for initial accreditation*; and
  3. Spouse, parent, child, or sibling of an individual identified above;
  4. Current member of the Commission; and/or
  5. An individual who has participated in any step of the process leading up to the decision that is being appealed (e.g. member of the visiting committee, member of Review Committee, etc.).

The Appeal Board member shall:

  1. Be willing to participate as a member of the appellate body should it be convened; and
  2. Be willing to comply with all Commission policies and procedures (e.g., Agreement of Confidentiality; Conflict of Interest Policy; and Professional Conduct Policy and Prohibition Against Harassment).

* Discipline-specific representatives from allied or advanced education areas can be a program director, faculty member or practitioner.

Names and substantiating documentation must be submitted to the ADHA Division of Education. Recommendations will be forwarded to the ADHA Board of Trustees for consideration in March 2014.

Please submit your biodata form to ADHA through email at education@adha.net. Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 3, 2014.