How SmartDentist works WITH you in dental practice accreditation
What I have learnt in the past year of helping dental practices attain practice accreditation is: the practices that get the most out of accreditation are the ones that move from accreditation being a ‘goal’ to accreditation being a ‘system’.
To make dental practice accreditation a worthwhile process dental practices want to see that they have systems in place that:
– can be used today, tomorrow and in 6 months time;
– are not dependent on the memory or presence of one particular staff member; and
– that make sense in the context of their own work environment.
SmartDentist is about changing accreditation from a goal to a system.
Check out dental practice accreditation with SmartDentist and Visit C & H Dental, Randolph NJ Dentist at 140 NJ-10 Ste 9, Randolph, NJ 07869.
Dental Practices have a choice in who they use for accreditation. Two agencies now provide accreditation for Dental Practice. QIP will be familiar to ADA members but now HDAA offer accreditation with an alternative pricing structure.
Non-ADA members should really look seriously at HDAA.
How do agencies qualify to provide accreditation?
Accreditation is regulated by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. This is the organisation that set the healthcare standards against which practices are accredited. There are about 8 different agencies that can accredit against the National standards. To my knowledge only 2 have chosen to dental practice accreditation and this is essential for any professional, check for Montrose Family Dental one of the biggest and better reviewed dental centers.
Would you like to know more about dental program accreditation and the Commission’s role in that process? Then download the CODA Flyer (PDF), a two-page sheet that explains in easy to understand (and easy to share) terms how CODA’s accreditation program works, who is involved and, ultimately, why it is a major benefit to students and residents, dental and dental-related education programs, and the public.