Upcoming Application Deadlines and Approval Schedule for National PACE Approval

  • by AGD PACE Representative
  • Aug 28, 2020
For the past several years the AGD PACE Council has reviewed applications on a bimonthly schedule. Due to an increase in the number of applications received and to improve the efficiency of our review process the AGD PACE Council has voted to transition to a quarterly review schedule. The 2020 calendar year has one remaining review period. Beginning in 2021 there will be four review cycles. Organizations whose current term of approval will end on June 30, 2021 or sooner should use the table below to determine when they should submit their application. 

Review Cycle Application Deadline  Decision Letters Due 
 5  Nov. 30, 2020  March 31, 2021
 1  Feb. 28, 2021  June 30, 2021
 2  May 31, 2021  Sept. 30, 2021
 3  Aug. 31, 2021  Dec. 31, 2021
 4  Nov. 30, 2021  Mar. 31, 2022

When should you submit an application for re-approval?

Providers can be approved from one to six years, based on how well they show they are meeting PACE Standards and Criteria and the length of their previous approval terms.  Terms start and end based on when the applicant first applied for approval.  Providers should all be aware of their current term of approval because they are required to include it as part of the AGD PACE Logo and approval statement used on all forms of publicity and attendance verification forms. 

  • Providers unsure of their current approval term can find it online by checking the Find a PACE Approved Provider page of the AGD website. If a provider is not listed it means they do not have current approval and should contact PACE@agd.org for more information.   
  • Providers with questions on how to properly use the AGD PACE logo should review the Guidelines for Graphic Standards and Reproduction of the Logo for the Academy of General Dentistry PACE Program.

Use the table below to determine when your organization should submit an application for approval.

Approval terms ending at the end of:  Apply by  Decision letter mailed by:
 June, July or August  February 28  June 30
 September, October, November  May 31  September 30
 December, January, February  August 31  December 31
 March, April, May  November 30  March 31

Reminder: This review schedule is for NATIONALLY approved providers only.  
Organizations with local PACE approval should continue to work with the approval representative in their state when reapplying for approval.  
  • Locally approved providers should submit applications to their local approval representative 60 to 90 days before their current term ends. 
  • Locally approved providers can also find their current term of approval on the Find a PACE Approved Provider page of the AGD website.
  • Click here for the list of local PACE approval representatives by state.