The founders of AAFDO realized that with the continuous changes in dentistry, growth in social media, and increased transparency of quality metrics, patients are in search of reputable providers that consistently offer the best quality care. Patients will want to see dentists who demonstrate the ability to maintain compliance in Patient Safety, Quality and use of best practices.
It also became clear to us that with the growth in regulatory agencies and the number of regulations that affect dental practices, dentists have a critical need to know they are meeting all applicable requirements, as well as using the most up to date best practices in all aspects of their dental practice.
As we surveyed the landscape, it was obvious that no single organization, methodology, or resource could meet those mission critical needs for general dentistry. Unlike other healthcare specialties, general dentistry does not have an accrediting entity purposely designed to meet its unique requirements. Thus, AAFDO was born.
Motivated by our passion for patient safety and the delivery of high quality care, we gathered a team of experts to create a single, comprehensive resource to which dentists could turn to ensure they meet all applicable regulations, are using best practices, and providing the safest care. In short, we wanted to enable dentists to answer the question, “Am I maintaining compliance in Patient Safety, Quality and use of best practices?”
We also believe that, as in other healthcare specialties, those practices that meet this stringent level of excellence should be “accredited,” and be able to publicize their achievement.
Our belief in the value of accreditation is fueled by a deep and compelling enthusiasm for the mission of improving our industry by providing a useful and needed service for dentists and great care for our patients.
Enable dentists to provide, and their patients to receive, the safest, highest quality patient-centered care.
Increase patient safety
Save patient lives
Reduce overhead costs
Reduce medical errors
Reduce medications errors
Improve your dental team’s skills
Improve the performance of yourself and your teams
Reduce the risk of negative patient outcomes
Improve the level of quality, safety and reliability toward patient care
Increase competence and confidence for improved patient outcomes
Decrease mortality rates
Improve patient care experience
Improve team skills
Increase heightened morale of your dental team
Prevent distraction-induced errors.
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The AAFDO Accreditation Process
Four simple steps to ensure you are providing the safest, highest quality, patient-centered care.
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Conduct the AAFDO Accreditation Survey™
Publish and market your achievement to your patients with the AAFDO Publicity Kit™