NABH Accreditation for Dental Clinics

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Dental Clinics

Dentistry is a very significantly large and growing industry in India with high level of competition too due to increasing dentist/population ratios and an all round need for improved dental health.

Dental Clinics can be likened as small business establishments in which the Dentist not only treats patients, but also addresses concerns such as customer satisfaction, paperwork processing, patient scheduling, hiring, retaining and compensating the Staff etc.

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Quality aspects in a Dental Clinic would include

  • Providing the appropriate clinical services based on the diagnosis,
  • Providing preventive and restorative care appropriate to the patient's requirement.
  • Ensuring the use of right materials like bonding agents and composite materials.
  • Maintaining emergency kits including oxygen cylinders, monitoring expiry dates
  • Fire drills and medical emergency drills - needed for accreditation.
  • Proper maintenance of fire extinguishers, ensuring their readiness
  • Infection Control - Post Treatment Infection Tracking Policy: Example - all oral surgery, endodontic and periodontal surgery procedures to be followed up with a phone call to the patient with-in 3 days. If problems are noted, the dentist will take appropriate measures to resolve the situation.
  • Licenses and certifications.
  • Nitrous oxide/oxygen based sedation monitoring - if applicable
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Sterilizer monitoring.

Dental Clinics can go for the NABH Accreditation, to establish a documented and essential Quality Management System with protocols for most of the clinical and administrative areas.

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