Gulf Coast State College Dental Department
Notice of Accreditation Visit
The American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation will be conducting
an accreditation site-visit of the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs at Gulf
Coast State College on October 27-31, 2019.
Interested parties may submit comments to the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
comments must relate to accreditation standards and required accreditation policies. To
request a copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on
third party comments please contact: Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East
Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or call 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653 or visit
Deadline for receipt of comments to the Commission’s office is August 27, 2019.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Gulf Coast State College Dental Programs. The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation and offer students an exceptional educational and professional environment.
In addition to our quality Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs, we offer a state of the art Dental Clinic offering the latest technology for student learning and patient treatment.
Gulf Coast State College is situated near the emerald green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to assisting you with your academic planning!
The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs offered by Gulf Coast State College were initiated in 1970 and 1996, respectively. The programs in dental assisting and dental hygiene are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/. The most recent evaluation of both programs was in November 2011; this was the Commission’s sixth site evaluation of the Dental Assisting Program and fourth site evaluation of the Dental Hygiene program.