CODA Approved Dental Assisting Programs


The American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).  CODA has been recognized since 1952 and requires adherence to criteria and operational policies and procedures.  ADA­-CODA focuses on process fairness and consistency.  Accreditation is a process involving self-review and peer assessment by which an agency uses experts in a particular field of interest or discipline to define standards of acceptable operation/performance of education programs and evaluates compliance with those standards for education programs.  The roles and responsibilities of CODA are to establish standards that define quality of education, evaluate and monitor programs for compliance with standards and establish policies and procedures to guide evaluation and decision process.  The ADAA supports ADA-CODA accredited education to promote innovation in education, training and supervision.  ADA-CODA also promotes a scope of practice that ensures the protection of the public.  Through CODA, public perception of the profession increases as CODA establishes a high standard and level of respect for the dental assisting profession.

For more information about CODA, please visit

To find a CODA approved dental assisting program in your state, please view the list below.

This list is current as of 3/26/2020.


Alabama Calhoun Community College Decatur
Alabama Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette 
Alabama Lawson State Community College – Bessemer Campus Bessemer
Alabama H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College  Montgomery 
Alabama Wallace State Community College Hanceville 
Alaska University of Alaska – Anchorage College of Health Anchorage 
Arizona Phoenix College Phoenix 
Arizona Pima County Community College Tucson 
Arkansas Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville
Arkansas Pulaski Technical College N. Little Rock
California Cerritos College Norwalk 
California Chaffey Community College Rancho Cucamonga 
California Citrus College Glendora 
California City College of San Francisco San Francisco 
California College of Alameda Alameda 
California College of Marin Kentfield 
California College of the Redwoods Eureka 
California College of San Mateo San Mateo 
California Cypress College Cypress
California Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill 
California Foothill College  Los Altos Hills 
California Hacienda LaPuente Adult Ed La Puente 
California Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley 
California Orange Coast College Costa Mesa 
California Palomar Community College San Marcos 
California Pasadena City College Pasadena 
California Sacramento City College Sacramento 
California San Diego Mesa College San Diego
California San Jose City College San Jose 
California Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa 
Colorado Front Range Community College – Larimer Fort Collins 
Colorado Pickens Technical College Aurora 
Colorado Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs 
Connecticut Manchester Community College Manchester
Connecticut Tunxis Community College Farmington
Florida Atlantic Technical College  Coconut Creek 
Florida Broward College Ft. Lauderdale 
 Florida Cape Coral Technical College  Cape Coral
Florida Charlotte Technical College Port Charlotte 
Florida College of Central Florida Ocala 
Florida Daytona State College Daytona Beach 
Florida Erwin Technical College  Tampa 
Florida Eastern Florida State College Cocoa 
Florida Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville 
Florida Gulf Coast State College Panama City 
Florida Hillsborough Community College  Tampa 
Florida Indian River State College Ft. Pierce 
Florida Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami 
Florida Lorenzo Walker Technical College  Naples 
Florida Manatee Technical College Bradenton 
Florida Northwest Florida State College Niceville 
Florida Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus Orlando 
Florida Palm Beach State College Lake Worth 
Florida Pinellas Technical College St. Petersburg 
Florida Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College Miami 
Florida Santa Fe Community College - Florida Gainesville 
Florida South Florida State College  Avon Park 
Florida Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee 
Florida Traviss Technical College Lakeland 
Georgia Albany Technical College Albany
Georgia Athens Technical College-Allied Health & Nursing Athens 
Georgia Atlanta Technical College  Atlanta 
Georgia Augusta Technical College Augusta 
Georgia Columbus Technical College Columbus 
Georgia Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rockmart 
Georgia Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville 
Georgia Lanier Technical College Oakwood 
Georgia Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro 
Georgia Savannah Technical College Savannah 
Georgia Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin 
Georgia Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta 
Hawaii Kapi'olani Community College Honolulu 
Idaho Carrington College of Boise Boise 
Idaho College of Western Idaho Boise 
Illinois Elgin Community College Elgin 
Illinois Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby 
Illinois John A. Logan College Carterville 
Illinois Kaskaskia College Centralia 
Illinois Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey 
Indiana Indiana University School of Dentistry Indianapolis 
Indiana Indiana University Northwest  Gary
Indiana Indiana University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne
Indiana International Business College Indianapolis
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – Anderson Anderson 
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus Columbus 
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – Kokomo Kokomo 
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – LaFayette Lafayette 
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College - Sellersburg Sellersburg
Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – South Bend South Bend 
Indiana University of Southern Indiana Evansville 
Iowa Des Moines Area Community College  Ankeny 
Iowa Hawkeye Community College Waterloo 
Iowa Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa 
Iowa Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs 
Iowa Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids 
Iowa Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown 
Iowa Northeast Iowa Community College Peosta 
Iowa Scott Community College  Bettendorf 
Iowa Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City 
Kansas Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 
Kansas Labette Community College Parsons 
Kansas Salina Area Technical College Salina 
Kansas Wichita Area Technical College Wichita 
Kentucky West Kentucky Community & Technical College Paducah 
Maine University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor Bangor 
Maryland Hagerstown Community College  Hagerstown 
Massachusetts Massasoit Community College Canton 
Massachusetts Charles H McCann Technical School North Adams 
Massachusetts Middlesex Community College Lowell 
Massachusetts Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner 
Massachusetts Northern Essex Community College Lawrence 
Massachusetts Quinsigamond Community College Worcester 
Massachusetts Southeastern Technical Institute South Easton 
Massachusetts Springfield Technical Community College  Springfield 
Michigan Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township 
Michigan Delta College  University Center 
Michigan Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids 
Michigan Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor 
Michigan Mott Community College Flint 
Michigan Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City 
Michigan Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor 
Michigan Wayne County Community College District Detroit 
Minnesota Central Lakes College  Brainerd
Minnesota Century College White Bear Lake 
Minnesota Dakota County Technical College Rosemount 
Minnesota Hennepin Technical College
Eden Prarie 
Minnesota Herzing University Crystal 
Minnesota Hibbing Community College Hibbing 
Minnesota Minneapolis Community & Technical College  Minneapolis 
Minnesota Minnesota West Community & Technical College Canby
Minnesota Minnesota State Community & Technical College Moorhead
Minnesota Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Minnesota Rochester Community & Technical College Rochester 
Minnesota St. Cloud Technical College  Saint Cloud 
Minnesota South Central Technical College N. Mankato
Mississippi Hinds Community College  Jackson 
Mississippi Meridian Community College Meridian 
Mississippi Pearl River Community College  Hattiesburg 
Missouri Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley Kansas City
Missouri Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield 
Missouri St. Louis Community College – Forest Park St. Louis 
Missouri State Technical College of Missouri  Jefferson City 
Montana Great Falls College - Montana State University Great Falls 
Montana Salish Kootenai College Pablo 
Nebraska Central Community College Hastings 
Nebraska Metropolitan Community College  Omaha 
Nebraska Mid-Plains Community College North Platte 
Nebraska Southeast Community College Lincoln 
Nevada College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas 
Nevada Truckee Meadows Community College Reno 
New Hampshire NHTI, Concord’s Community College Concord 
New Jersey Burlington County Institute of Technology Westhampton
New Jersey Camden County College Blackwood 
New Jersey Cape May County Technical Institute Cape May Court House 
New Jersey Fortis Institute Wayne 
New Mexico Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque 
New Mexico New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College Las Cruces 
New Mexico Luna Community College – Las Vegas  Las Vegas 
New Mexico Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe
New Mexico University of New Mexico – Gallup Gallup 
New York Educational Opportunity Center at State University of New York (SUNY)  Buffalo 
North Carolina Alamance Community College Graham
North Carolina Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville
North Carolina Cape Fear Community College Wilmington
North Carolina Central Carolina Community College Sanford
North Carolina Central Piedmont Community College  Charlotte
North Carolina Coastal Carolina Community College  Jacksonville
North Carolina Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville
North Carolina Forsyth Technical Community College  Winston-Salem
North Carolina Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown
North Carolina Martin Community College Williamston
North Carolina Miller-Motte College Wilmington
North Carolina Miller-Motte College – Raleigh Raleigh
North Carolina Montgomery Community College Troy
North Carolina Rowan-Cabarrus Community College  Salisbury
North Carolina Wake Technical Community College Raleigh
North Carolina Wayne Community College  Goldsboro
North Carolina Western Piedmont Community College Morgonton
North Carolina Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro 
North Dakota North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton
Ohio Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown
Ohio Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville 
Oklahoma Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Moore Norman Technology Center Norman
Oklahoma Rose State College Midwest City
Oklahoma Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa
Oklahoma Western Technology Center Weatherford
Oregon Blue Mountain Community College  Pendleton
Oregon Central Oregon Community College Bend
Oregon Chemeketa Community College Salem
Oregon Lane Community College Eugene
Oregon Linn-Benton Community College Albany
Oregon Portland Community College  Portland
Oregon Umpqua Community College Roseburg
Pennsylvania Harcum College  Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg
 Pennsylvania Manor College Jenkintown 
Pennsylvania Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood
Puerto Rico University of Puerto Rico School of Health Professions San Juan
Rhode Island Community College of Rhode Island Lincoln
South Carolina Aiken Technical College Aiken
South Carolina Florence-Darlington Tech College  Florence
South Carolina Greenville Technical College Greenville
South Carolina Horry-Georgetown Tech College Myrtle Beach
South Carolina Midlands Technical College Columbia
South Carolina Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg
South Carolina Tri-County Technical College Pendleton
South Carolina Trident Technical College Charleston
South Carolina York Technical College Rock Hill
South Dakota Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown
Tennessee Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga
Tennessee Northeast State Tech. Community College Kingsport
Tennessee South College - Nashville Nashville
Tennessee Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Knoxville Knoxville
Tennessee Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Memphis Memphis
Tennessee Volunteer State Community College Gallatin
Texas Amarillo College Amarillo
Texas Coleman College for Health Sciences, Houston Community College System Houston
Texas Del Mar College  Corpus Christi
Texas El Paso Community College  El Paso
Texas Grayson College Denison
Texas San Antonio College  
Texas Medical Education and Training Campus –  Air Force DA Program Ft. Sam Houston
Texas Tyler Junior College Tyler
Vermont Center for Technology – Essex Essex Junction
 Virginia Centura College Virginia Beach 
Virginia Fortis College – Richmond Richmond
Virginia Germanna Community College Locust Grove
Virginia Northern Virginia Community College  Springfield
Virginia J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College  Richmond
Washington Bates Technical College Tacoma
Washington Bellingham Technical College Bellingham
Washington Clover Park Technical College Lakewood
Washington Lake Washington Institute of Technology  Kirkland
Washington Renton Technical College Renton
Washington Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle
Washington South Puget Sound Community College  Olympia
Washington Spokane Community College Spokane
West Virginia Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton
Wisconsin Blackhawk Technical College Janesville
Wisconsin Fox Valley Technical College Appleton
Wisconsin Gateway Technical College Kenosha
Wisconsin Northeast Wisconsin Technical College  Greenbay
Wisconsin Western Technical College La Crosse
Wisconsin Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rice Lake