Coast Dental Of Texas, PC Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
Tampa, FL – October 25, 2017 – Coast Dental of Texas, PC today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval™ is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Coast Dental of Texas, PC underwent a rigorous, onsite survey on March 2-3, 2017. During the review, compliance with office-based general dentistry, oral surgery and standards of care related to several areas, including infection control, coordination and environment of care, patient education and training, proper monitoring of patients during procedures that involve moderate sedation or anesthesia, and postoperative care plans were evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.
Established in 2001, The Joint Commission’s Office-Based Accreditation Program serves as a quality oversight tool for practitioners. An estimated 350 organizations currently maintain Office-Based Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.
“As patients across the United States increasingly receive care in an office-based setting, Joint Commission accreditation provides organizations with processes contributing to improvements in patient care across a variety of areas,” said Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. “We commend Coast Dental of Texas, PC and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”
“Coast Dental of Texas, PC is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Dr. Adam Diasti, Founder and CEO of Coast Dental Services. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s office-based surgery standards are a subset of its ambulatory care standards and are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About Coast Dental
Coast Dental Services, LLC, with its professional associations, is one of the largest providers of general and specialty dental care in the United States with more than 160 affiliated practices operating as Coast Dental and SmileCare. In addition to offering general dentistry services, many Coast Dental practices also offer orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gums), and pediatric dentistry. Coast Dental Services, LLC is a privately-held practice management company that provides comprehensive, non-clinical business and administrative services to its affiliated practices. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.CoastDental.com.