Accreditation is a tool to measure and improve performance and outcomes. This is the process by which an organisation, service, programme or activity is recognized as having met the defined national requirements and standards. In other words it means a certification of competency, authority, or credibility.
Accreditation is the process of "A self-assessment and external peer assessment used by IDA to accurately assess the level of performance in relation to established standards in dental education and dental practice to achieve dental excellence, and meet the expectation of public.
Indian Dental Association (IDA), a premier dental professional organization is committed to dental excellence, the professional advancement of dental professionals and advocates continuous quality improvement of dental educational programs in order to render quality oral health care to the public.
An authority on oral health, IDA endeavors to meet the needs and expectations of the public thus, ensuring optimal oral health for the people.
In dentistry accreditation has special relevance as its dedication and commitment to meet standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care.This is possible only by the accreditation of continuing education and Dental Practice.
IDA’s accreditation programs advocate, promote and encourage lifelong learning by enhancing the knowledge and skills of dental professionals in advancing professional development to provide quality treatment and optimal oral health care.
IDA’s regulatory mechanisms have evolved since 1947 to protect the public and promote patient safety.
The program must ensure that dental professional are able to demonstrate the application of the principles of ethical reasoning, ethical decision making and professional responsibility as they pertain to the academic environment, research, patient care, and practice management
Accreditation further open doors for:
The standards provide framework for quality of care for patients
Accreditation programs reinstate our commitment to the development and administration of standards that foster continuous quality improvement of educational programmes and dental practice standards.
IDA has designed two innovative programme to achieve dental excellence.
Accreditation of education is the process by which an oral health educational programme is recognised as having met the defined national requirements and standards. In other words it means a certification of competency, authority, or credibility. The idea is to promote and encourage continual and lifelong education of the dental professionals.
Accreditation of practice ensures safety and quality of dental practices and services. The principal purpose of accreditation of dental practice is to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring that oral healthcare practitioners remain fit and competent to practice within a defined scope of practice throughout their working lives.