Valley Dental Group has been committed to delivering quality care for over 38 years! Valley Dental Group is one of the select few dental practices in the nation accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care AAAHC recognizing us for meeting their highest care standards. Valley Dental Group was first accredited in 1989, and in order to maintain our accreditation we are surveyed every three years. In June 2012 we completed our 2 day survey and were awarded another 3 year accreditation.
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a health care organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally-recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, followed by thorough on-site review by the AAAHC’s expert surveyors, who are themselves, health care professionals.
The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is a sign that an organization has committed to providing high-quality care and that it has demonstrated its commitment by achieving AAAHC Standards. The real value of accreditation, however, lies in the consultative and educational process that precedes the awarding of the certificate. It is this on-going process of self evaluation, peer review and consultation that helps an organization improve its care and services.
You should feel empowered to ask your dentists questions, not only about his or her personal credentials and training, but also about the practice as a whole.