patient in lab getting a dental impression

Dental Hygiene



Rose State College is accredited by the North Central Commission on Colleges. Rose State College awards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees as well as Vocational Certificates.

Specialized accrediting agencies exist to assess and verify educational quality in particular professions of occupations to ensure that individuals will be qualified to enter those disciplines. A specialized accrediting agency recognizes the course of instruction which comprises a unique set of skills and knowledge, develops accreditation standards by which such education programs is evaluated, conducts evaluation of programs, and publishes a list of accredited programs that meet national accreditation standards. Accreditation standards are developed in consultation with those affected by the standards that represent the broad communities of interest.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation is the specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United State Department of Education to accredit programs which provide basic preparation for licensure or certification in dentistry and the related disciplines. The Dental Hygiene Program has maintained accreditation through the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1972. The Dental Assisting Program has maintained accreditation through the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1982. Both Programs currently have A-1 accreditation with no reporting requirements. This status is the highest possible status. Site accreditation visits are scheduled every seven years. The most recent accreditation review was September 2012.

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 educational programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation Standards and/or Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at the following address:

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
1-800-621-8099, Ext. 4653