The University of Hawaii Maui College recieved accreditation for its Dental Assisting program. The accreditation issued by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Associations, validates the excellence of the program and its compliance with all national criteria. The organizaiton issued UHMC a status of “approval without reporting requirements.”
The Dental Assisting program prepares students as assistants in a dental office operation, awarding a Certificate of Completion for 23 credits of coursework that includes office management as well as training in dental materials and tools. The program received initial accreditation in June 2004.
UHMC Allied Health Chair Nancy Johnson credited the success of the program to Program Coordinator/instructor Joyce Yamada and instructor Dr. Joanne Gabot. “Strong support from the Maui Dental Community including our colleagues at Maui Oral Health were recognized as a strength of the program,” Johnson said. The Commission on Dental Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.