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The Dental Hygiene Program participates in ongoing activities to maintain accreditation,
at the highest level, with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the Amercan Dental Association.
The State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Dental Hygiene Program is accredited
by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status
of approval without reporting. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized
by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation
can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.
The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.
Each program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation must develop and
implement a procedure to inform the students of the mailing address and telephone
number of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The following is the official notice
for the students of the State College of Florida Dental Hygiene Program on the procedure
for filing a complaint with the Commission of Dental Accreditation.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program's
compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained
quality and continued improvement of dental and dental related education programs
but does not intervene on behalf of the individuals or act as a court of appeals for
individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty,
staff and students.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and /or Commission's policy and
procedures for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission
at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension
The SCF Dental Hygiene Program will have a site visit on June 9-10, 2015.
State College of Florida Dental Hygiene Program Complaint Policy
Students have an opportunity to register complaints related to the State College of
Florida (SCF) Dental Hygiene Program in a Complaint Notebook. Students should send
an email, type or hand write a complaint and send to Kimberly Bastin, SCF Dental Hygiene
Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Laura Pedrero, dental hygiene program secretary at email@example.com
All complaints will be collected in a notebook located in Laura Pedrero's office,
Bldg 2-Room 131. All complaints are reviewed and appropriate actions considered.
The Complaint Notebook contains a list of the standards required for accreditation
provided by the Commissiom on Dental Accreditation for dental hygiene programs.