BayCare Clinic earns dental CT accreditation
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic has earned dental computed tomography (CT) accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, the only clinic in the state to meet their rigorous standards.
The three-year accreditation is indicative of BayCare Clinic’s “commitment to quality patient care in dental CT,” the commission said.
CT scans combine X-ray images taken from different angles and create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the inside of the body.
The accreditation comes after the clinic’s self-evaluation and a follow-up panel review. During the review, experts examined the operational and technical capabilities of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic, including related case studies and final reports.
The clinic demonstrated “substantial compliance to the requirements outlined in the IAC Standards,” said Nancy Merrill, director of accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
That reaffirms the dental clinic’s primary focus – to provide a quality patient care experience within every facet of the clinic.
“This accreditation illustrates our dedication to providing top-notch patient care,” said Dr. Steve Zent of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic. “We are the only clinic in the state to have earned this accreditation, so it’s quite an honor, an acknowledgement of our patient care efforts.”
Dental experts, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are increasingly using CT scanners to gain enhanced 3D images to better evaluate and treat dental conditions. The images provide dental experts with improved details including the location of nerves and sinuses and the ability to better identify conditions such as cysts and polyps before performing surgery.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic’s main location is at 2581 Development Drive in Bellevue. Its four surgeons see patients in two Green Bay locations, Manitowoc and Sturgeon Bay.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission 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.