Practice Accreditation“Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice.”- Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)
What is Practice Accreditation?
The accreditation of private dental practices’ is based on the integration of a set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into everyday practice culture and patient safety. These standards harmonise regulatory requirements passed down by both Federal and State governments, with highlights being the demonstration of clear and evidence based patient benefits when visiting an accredited practice.
What this means for you
We are very proud to be among the very first practices in our local communities to be awarded full accreditation.When choosing an accredited practice a patient can expect a reduction in clinical and general risks, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that all staff are educated and engaged in the implementation of dental systems and improvement of dental processes within their practice.
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for Dentists were adopted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2011. The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering quality patient care within Australia.
We now proudly belong to a new age of accredited dental practices,meeting QIP quality standards of patient care for all patients.
Your Health & Safety
Your health and safety are ofparamount importance. At Morgan Street Dental Centre we have a dedicated sterilisation bay, which includes state-of-the-art equipment and we maintain the highest standard of infection control.
Sterilisation procedures are designed to protect you against the transmission of diseases and infection. Anything that goes inside a patient's mouth is either disposed of or sterilised between patients in one of our autoclaves.
During all treatment procedures personal protective equipment isworn by clinical staff. All surgical procedures are undertaken using aseptic techniques.
What this means for us
We assure you we are committed to ongoing improvement of the policies and procedures that govern our dental practice, providing assurance to patients, staff, colleagues and peers that we are committed to quality, safety and excellence across all standards.
Accreditation is independent recognition that we have met the requirements based on a defined criteria and set of standards that all practices can be judged equally against. Accreditation provides assurance to our patients, staff and everyone associated with the Practice that quality and performance standards have been met and are being constantly evaluated and improved upon.
If you would like to find out more about the accreditation of our practice please contact us for more information.