Rogue Community College Seeks Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation

Jackson and Josephine counties (Oct. 24, 2023) – The proposed Dental Hygiene program at Rogue Community College (RCC) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)—a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

RCC’s program has the potential to meet the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs, so a site visit has been scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2024. The site visit process includes an opportunity for the public/interested parties to submit written comments about the Dental Hygiene Program at RCC. Comments must pertain only to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs or the policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.

Signed or unsigned comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed from comments before they are forwarded to the program. Individuals who desire to submit third party comments may contact the Commission office for submission guidance. Third party comments should be emailed to the appropriate Commission staff; comments should not be sent to the Commission office via the US Postal Service.

The Commission has established Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs to guide program administrators, faculty and staff in developing and maintaining acceptable quality in educational programs.

These standards address 1) institutional effectiveness; 2) educational program; 3) administration, faculty and staff; 4) institutional support services; 5) health and safety provisions; 6) patient care services.

A copy of the dental hygiene accreditation standards and/or the Commissions policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653. Third party comments must be received by the Commission no later than Nov. 23, 2023.

For more information, email: Commission staff can be contacted at:

Katie Navickas, manager, 312-440-2695
Daniel Sloyan, coordinator, 312-440-2718
Zaira Perez Limon, senior project assistant, 312-440-2829


For general media inquiries or to schedule an interview with RCC staff, please contact Director, Marketing & Communications/PIO Kelly Gonzales at 541-955-7525,