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First International predoctoral dental educational program granted CODA accreditation

Effective August 1, 2019, a fully operational predoctoral dental education program based outside the US has been granted accreditation status by the Commission on Dental Accreditation(CODA).

The dental education program, sponsored by King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received the status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements, the first time an international predoctoral dental program based outside the US has received such a status from the Commission.

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Moving forward, graduates from this program who obtained their dental diploma as of August 1, 2019 will be eligible to apply for NDEB certification through the pathway for graduates of accredited dental programs.

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