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Park Dental Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

April 30, 2018
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By John E. Gulon, DDS
Park Dental Eden Prairie

Park Dental recently learned it has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes our group dental practice from many other dental facilities by acknowledging we are providing the highest quality of care to our patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means Park Dental has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.

Park Dental has always believed our patients deserve the very best care. When you see our certificate of accreditation in our dental offices, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we, as an organization, care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.

The AAAHC conducted its audit of Park Dental this past January. The audit consisted of an ongoing series of records reviews and practice visits, as well as in-person interviews with doctors and team members. We learned the outcome of the audit about a month later.

Health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, dentists and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

We are so pleased to share this new with you. Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide each and every one of our patients.

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