Columbia Basin College Dental Hygiene Program
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
The Columbia Basin College Dental Hygiene Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for
continuing accreditation of its baccalaureate dental hygiene program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
(CODA). The Program has been granted accreditation status of "Approval without reporting requirements"
Comments regarding the program are to be sent to the Commission for review prior to the site visit date -
October 10, 2017. The deadline for submitting comments is August 10, 2017 - sixty days prior to the site visit.
Program standards may be accessed for review at the American Dental Association website.
Written comments may be submitted to the Commission at the address below:
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
All third-party comments must relate to the accreditation standards or policies and procedures
pertinent to the program.
Site visit: October 10, 2017
Deadline to submit comments: August 10, 2017
The Dental Hygiene program is a bachelor's degree program that requires full-time classroom and clinical instruction during the final two years (seven quarters). This program has limited enrollment. The educational objective of the program is to prepare students who, upon graduation and successful completion of the National Board of Dental Hygiene (NBDH) and Regional Board exams in Local Anesthesia, Restorative, and Clinical Dental Hygiene, will be able to license and practice Dental Hygiene in 35 states. For more information, call 509-542-4571.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements." 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.
August 4, 2017
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