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Student Complaints

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. In accord with the U.S. Department of Education’s Criteria and Procedures for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, the Commission requires accredited programs to notify students of an opportunity to file complaints with the Commission.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints from students, patients, staff, or faculty that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653.

Students with complaints can also contact the School of Dentistry Office of Academic Affairs ((601) 984-6015), the Office of Student Affairs (601-984-6060), the UMMC Office for Student Success ((601) 984-5012) or via the UMMC Student Complaint Form.