The Commission on Dental Accreditation, the sole agency to accredit post-secondary level dental education programs and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, granted accreditation renewal for Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Dental Public Health Residency Program, without any reporting requirements.
The approval came following a thorough site visit and adds to EIOH’s perfect score of accreditation without reporting requirements in all of its 10 residency programs. The purpose of the site visit evaluation is to obtain in-depth information concerning all administrative and educational aspects of the program. In addition, the site visit permits a team of Commission appointed peers to assess a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards and with its own stated goals and objectives.
Led by Professor Sangeeta Gajendra, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S., the New York State Dental Public Health Residency is an intensive postdoctoral dental training program offering two tracks that include instruction, training in research skills and field experiences in the community predominantly serving populations in underserved communities. The program had received its initial accreditation in 1967 under the auspices of the New York State Department of Health in Albany. The program was transferred to Eastman Institute for Oral Health in 2019 with affiliated sites at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City and the New York State Department of Health.
"This accreditation renewal is another outstanding example of how hard our faculty and staff work all year long to provide exceptional training to our residents," said Eli Eliav, D.M.D., Ph.D., professor and director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center.