QIP Accreditation of private dental clinics 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 combine regulatory requirements established by both Federal and State governments, with key aspects being the demonstration of clear and evidence-based patient benefits when visiting an accredited clinic.
Visiting an accredited clinic means there are reduced clinical and general risks to you as a patient. We have staff which are trained to the highest standard in infection control and we are all engaged in implementing and improving the systems we have in place in the clinic. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for Dentists were adopted by the Australian Commision on Saftery and Quality in Health Care in 2011. Achieving QIP Accreditation means the clinic have proven delivery of the highest standard of quality patient care.
We are constantly reviewing and improving the policies and procedures we have in place at the clinic. We are committed to achieving the highest standard in quality and safety in our dental practice. The QIP accreditation is an independent recognition that we have met all requirements based on an established criteria and set of standards which enables all clinics to be equally. The QIP Accreditation reassures our staff, patients and all involved in the running of the clinic that quality and performance standards have been reached and are constantly being evaluated and improved.
At some point over the coming weeks, we are going to have to face the reality of the presence of Covid-19 disease in our wider community.
I wanted to reassure you that we have been carefully planning for this eventuality for many months and we have systems and strategies in place to make the risk to you and our team as low as it could possibly be.
Below are some of the main ways we will be making it safe to provide you with treatment during this time:
We would be grateful if you could help us to maintain a safe environment in the following ways:
Evidence from the UK, Europe and the USA where they have been continuing to provide routine dental treatment through the ups and downs of the pandemic, is that with the above strategies in place we can continue to provide your treatment safely and effectively through the next stage of our collective COVID journey.
If you are at all uncertain or unsure about any aspect of your visit, please call and talk to Jenny and we will be happy to help.
We look forward to welcoming you to the practice!
Dr David Foskett qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with honours) from Guys Hospital Dental School, London in 1988.
Dr Colleen Devine joined our team in 2022. Dr Devine has been working in Perth for over a decade, completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery.