Public comments sought ahead of dental hygiene accreditation visit

The Dental Hygiene program at Wichita State University will undergo national accreditation renewal by the Commission on Dental Accreditation Nov. 4-5.

Part of the accreditation renewal requires the program to solicit third-party comments to communities of interest and the public including faculty, students, program administrators, dental- related organizations, patients and consumers. There is a deadline of 60 days for receipt of third-party comments to the commission’s office.

Both signed and unsigned comments will be accepted, and names and signatures will be removed from comments before forwarding to the program. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the commission’s accreditation process. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standard and the commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Ave.; Chicago, Illinois 60611; or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653.

The deadline for receipt of comments is Sunday, Sept. 5.