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 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.
IDA’s regulatory mechanisms have evolved since 1947 to protect the public and promote patient safety.
IDA’s accreditation programmes 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.
Standards for accreditation for continuing dental education are developed by Accredited Continuing Dental Education Programme's (ACDEP) governing board and are implemented by Accredited Continuing Dental Education Programme's (ACDEP) regulatory board.
Accreditation programmes 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 programmes to achieve dental excellence.
Accreditation of education is the process by which an oral health educational programme is recognized 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 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.