Posts for: December, 2016
Dentist, including specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are increasingly utilizing Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to obtain three dimensional images to evaluate and treatment plan for complex dental implant procedures. Through the use of CT images, dentist are able to view details including the location of nerves and sinuses and realize conditions such as cysts and polyps before performing surgery, often allowing for avoidance of serious complications.
While these tests are helpful, there are many factors that contribute to an accurate and consistent diagnosis based on CT imaging for dental procedures. The skill of the dental staff performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting dentist or physician, radiation safety and quality assurance measures are each critical to qualify patient imaging.
Thomas W Kauffman DDS PC located in Atlanta, GA has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Dental CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Accreditation by IAC indicates that Thomas W Kauffman DDS PC has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in Dental CT. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant practice to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology, The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to dental CT, including the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.