Why Choose a QIP Accredited Dental Practice?
Currently, it is not mandatory for dental practices in Western Australia to become accredited. However, Dr Foster and the team at Castlegate Dental Care believe that it is imperative to not only provide the best dental care, but also to be accountable and self-reflective about all of the processes that concern patient relations, health and safety and legislative governance and to strive for perfection and improvement wherever they see the need.
Being a QIP Accredited practice means that Castlegate Family Dental Care’s valued patients, benefit from a number of governing policies that are put in place to provide a working model for best practice. One such policy, for example, allows us to utilise scrupulously observed infection control practices whenever you visit. All staff are conversant with the requirements of infection control set out by the relevant governing bodies both nationally and at state level and all staff receive regular training and updates in this critical area of patient care.
Along with this, Castlegate Family Dental Care also prides itself on it’s Work Health and Safety standards and has a working party made up of staff members who consistently review risk management strategies so that patients, staff and other visitors may rest assured that their physical and mental well-being is uppermost during their visit.
Accreditation means that all staff members follow strict protocols when it comes to patient privacy and confidentiality and measures are in place to ensure that each patient receives information about the treatment they are to receive so that they can make informed decisions based upon that information. In other words, our patients have a voice and are pro-active in their treatment.
We are proud to be a QIP Accredited practice and to offer our patients the very best care we can.