The Commission has collaborated with the Australian Dental Association and dental practitioners across the country to develop the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for Dental Practices and Services. The guide aims to assist dental practices and services to use the NSQHS Standards as a framework to improve the safety and quality of care. It provides information on preparing for accreditation, practical strategies to implement the Standards, and clinical scenarios highlighting how the Standards can be applied in dental settings.
Whether receiving dental care in a small private practice or a large corporate practice; a community health dental clinic or a large oral health service, accreditation to the NSQHS Standards provides a nationally consistent statement about the level of care consumers can expect.
Many dental practitioners from both the private and public sectors have freely given their time in the development of the guide, and the Commission appreciates the willingness of all concerned to share their expertise.
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