The Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery is the only accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic in Alaska that features an AAAHC certification.
Our leading oral and maxillofacial surgery practice takes our patient care to the next level by being the only oral surgery practice in Alaska to be AAAHC accredited. This equates to a higher level of care that is safer and produces better outcomes for patients.
What is the AAAHC?
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) has been in operation since 1979 with the mission to strengthen and collaborate with healthcare organizations to provide the finest health care options for patients with an economically sound approach. This is cultivated in a peer-based evaluation of the practice, ongoing education, and an accredited program. Because of the wide scope of the AAAHC board, high standards in areas specific to dentistry can be firmly upheld and the standards reflect innovative and cutting-edge care that spans a higher level of skill, expertise, and practice.
The AAAHC promotes a voluntary process to promote the best in health care options for patients.
What the AAAHC focuses on when reviewing a practice:
- Patient rights
- Quality of care administered
- Clinical records and health information
- Infection control and prevention
- Professional development and improvement
- Environment and facilities
- Anesthesia services
- Surgical services
Why does the AAAHC matter for patients?
In a healthcare field where you have countless options, choosing an AAAHC accredited practice is highly advantageous because the clinic voluntarily invests in your health and safety — they put you first. Being certified by the AAAHC subjects them to a formal assessment of their clinic in areas such as disease management and patient safety — rigorous standards implemented and solidified by the AAAHC.
When you see the AAAHC certificate of Accreditation in our office, you can be assured that your level of care is continually meeting and exceeding standards of the oral surgery health sector.