ACP News, Advocacy News   August 15, 2012

Dr. Kent Knoernschild Elected CODA Chair


ACP member Dr. Kent Knoernschild has become the first prosthodontist to be elected Chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Chair represents the Commission to the ADA, as well as the dental health care community and the public at large. The Chair also presides at all meetings of the Board of Commissioners, which reviews accreditation recommendations, makes accreditation decisions, and sets policy for the Commission.

"The Commission has broad representation from all areas of dentistry — general dentistry, advanced specialty education, dental allied and dental laboratory groups," said Dr. Knoernschild. "I’ve gained valuable perspective from collaboration with the commissioners over the last three years, and I’m honored to have been elected by them to serve."

The Chair is elected by all commissioners of CODA. The results of the election are forwarded to the ADA House of Delegates, who review the nomination and make final approval. Dr. Knoernschild's term will last for one year, starting at the ADA Annual Meeting in October.

Congratulations to Dr. Knoernschild!


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