INTERNATIONAL DENTAL

How to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Dental Program

AAAASFI is an accreditation program certifying to the medical and dental community and the general public that a facility has met internationally recognized standards. This international program promotes optimal patient safety while meeting the specific needs of the dental community. Accredited facilities have met standards that are written with unique anesthesia delivery and disinfection practices appropriate to the delivery of safe dental care.

Regardless of the language you speak, the size of a facility, specialty or location, our common denominator is patient safety. AAAASFI requires 100 percent compliance with all its accreditation standards. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation. Patients can be confident that facilities have met the same standards for safety all over the world.

Accreditation Process for International Dental

New Applicants

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Dental Application. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA or email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • Application Form with payment
  • Floor plan for facility
  • A copy of each clinician’s State Medical License
  • A current copy of the delineation of hospital privileges for each clinician/surgeon (must state the department of Surgical Specialty and list the procedures that may be performed at the hospital)
  • Authorization to Release Information Form signed by each clinician on staff
  • Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director’s Attestation Form
  • Anesthesiology Provider Form (if applicable)

Once the documentation is received in the AAAASF office it will be reviewed within 10 business days and you will be contacted if additional paperwork is needed.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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Self Survey – Before 2nd & 3rd Years Begin

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Dental Self Survey. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA or email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • Complete Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director Attestation Form
  • Add a Dentist Form (if applicable)
  • Anesthesiology Provider Form (if applicable)
  • Self Survey Score Sheet – Supply a response to all Standards (this form also may be found in the back of the Standards and Checklist Manual)
  • AAAASF International Dental Standards and Checklist Manual

Once received, please allow 10 business days for processing. If deficiencies are found, a report will be sent to the facility director allowing 10 calendar days for a Plan of Correction and 30 calendar days for proof of correction(s). Otherwise, once the documentation is processed, a new certificate will be mailed out to the facility at no cost.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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Re-Survey – Before End of Three Year Cycle

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Dental Re-Survey. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA or email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • A copy of each clinician’s State Medical License
  • A current copy of the delineation of hospital privileges for each clinician/surgeon (must state the department of Surgical Specialty and list the procedures that may be performed at the hospital)
  • Authorization to Release Information Form signed by each clinician on staff
  • Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director’s Attestation Form
  • Add a Dentist Form (if applicable)
  • Anesthesiology Provider Form (if applicable)
  • Self Survey Score Sheet – Supply a response to all Standards (this form also may be found in the back of the Standards and Checklist Manual)
  • Copy of Floor Plan

Once all of the required documentation is received in the AAAASF office, it will be reviewed within 10 business days. You will be contacted if additional paperwork is needed. Otherwise, once your file is complete a surveyor will be secured within 10 business days and his or her contact information will be emailed to your facility. It is your responsibility at that time to contact the surveyor and schedule a date for your survey. Once a date has been scheduled, please be sure to send a notification of the date to the AAAASF office as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to mail survey packets.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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