Sir, with all due respect, you're HIGH if you really think "It was NEVER an issue." Are you kidding me, of course it was an issue. If you really think it wasn't an issue, then why don't you take a few minutes and talk to the numerous authorities in the field that make up CODA and evaluate all dental schools nationwide (oh wait, you're a 4th year dental student, so you obviously have more knowledge on the subject compared to them...get real). By saying it was never an issue; you are essentially saying that accreditation is not relevant to schools. From high school, college/university, post-grad, law, medical & dental schools, accreditation is something that can not be taken lightly. Why don't you do a little research and see how many schools in the last 50 years have lost their initial accreditation status during the first 4 years of operation. News flash...ASDOH is king of that prom.
Granted, the issues seem to be minor and ASDOH appears to be on the cutting edge of teaching students the finer points in the art of dentistry, but if you think the class of 2011 shouldn't have been paying very close attention to this issue and instead just planting their collective heads in the sand, then you really are more high than I originally thought.
Fixcaries was dead on when he/she stated that it was a concern. Very smart. If ASDOH didn't 'Pass' this evaluation, it would have affected all incoming students...from student loans (translation: NO student loan funding on non-accredited school), graduation status and board cert eligibility.
The one thing I must state after lurking on this forum for a while yet never writing (since I'm not going to dental school next year...that privilege & joy is reserved for my wife...and yes, one of the schools she was accepted to is ASDOH and it's at the top of her list for possible schools to attend next year) is the lack of reported fact. With that being said, please don't think I'm bashing the school...to be absolutely clear, I'm bashing your flippant, 'ho-hum' attitude you've demonstrated numerous times on this topic in numerous threads.
I'm blown away with the lack of actual knowledge/fact that is reported by the majority on this forum which is instead replaced with a proliferation of 'he said, she said' rumors that usually prove to have little substance and almost no foundation. Kind of reminds me of visiting my grandparents farm during my youth in the summers and listening to the 'country kids' talk about big city life even though they had almost no experiences in life outside of their bucolic upbringing.
Accreditation is one of the MOST important things a new school strives for, to say it was NEVER an issue even though numerous authorities (with over a centuries worth of expertise in the field of dentistry) deemed there were sufficient deficiencies at ASDOH to warrant a status change to the '...w/ intent to withdraw' classification WAS a big deal.
It's NOT common, it was NOT good and it WAS an issue. But then again what do you care...unlike the class of 2011 (if CODAs ruling wouldn't have been favorable) you had your student loans secured almost 4 years ago and no matter what happened at the end of JAN, you would still be eligible for board cert upon graduation.