NAU Department of Dental Hygiene
Vision Accordion Closed
To be a leader in dental hygiene education.
Mission Accordion Closed
To encourage growth and excellence for student success, community health, and the evolution of the dental hygiene profession.
Goals & Objectives Accordion Closed
Prepare students to become licensed, competent health care professionals.
Foster student success with NAU dental hygiene competencies.
Provide oral health services to a variety of populations including the traditionally undeserved.
Provide community service through health promotion activities and education.
Encourage scholarly contributions (e.g., publications, research, and application of research findings).
Explore possibilities for advancing dental hygiene education and practice (e.g., new provider models, BS degree completion, offering CE courses)
Accreditation Accordion Closed
NAU Dental Hygiene Program is granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting” requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation Visit Accordion Closed
The Arizona University Dental Hygiene Department will under go our accreditation site visit in October 2021. The public is invited to submit comments relating to this program according to the following policy: Please place all comments in the slot box to the left of the NAU Dental Hygiene clinic door at 208 E Pine Knoll Dr., Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Transparency Accordion Closed
We also value transparency. If you believe we are not in compliance with the commission’s standards or accreditation procedures, you may also lodge a complaint against the program with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
Students, faculty, constituent dental societies, state boards of dentistry, and other interested parties have the right to file a complaint with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation. To file a complaint, write to the Commission at the address below. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653. Only written, signed complaints will be considered by the Commission; oral and unsigned complaints will not be considered.
A complaint is defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as one alleging that a Commission-accredited educational program, or a program which has an application for initial accreditation pending, may not be in substantial compliance with Commission standards or required accreditation procedures.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. Students, faculty, constituent dental societies, state boards of dentistry, and other interested parties may submit an appropriate, signed complaint to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA) regarding any CDA-accredited dental, allied dental or advanced dental education program, or a program which has an application for initial accreditation pending. 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 individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.
Contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
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