ForwardDental is one of the first dental organizations to publicly report oral health measures in the nation! This is a huge first step in increasing transparency and improving the quality of dental care in our region through collaboration, measurement and public reporting. Special thanks to Dr. Jesley Ruff who noted, “This endeavor gave us the opportunity to collaborate with peers to improve oral health by publicly reporting information that is meaningful to clinical teams with a mission of better informing and benefiting the overall health of people living in communities we are privileged to serve.”
To learn more view the press release from the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality.
Additional reports can be found here.
Awarded Bernard A. Kerschner Award for Innovations in Quality Improvement
Germantown— May 5, 2019 — ForwardDental is honored to receive The Bernard A. Kershner Award. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare recently announced the 2018-19 winners for their exemplary work in quality improvement studies. The prestigious Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award recognizes AAAHC-accredited organizations that have successfully implemented meaningful QI studies, resulting in changes to their operations and demonstrating their commitment to 1095 Strong – quality every day.
Dr. Jesley Ruff, Julie Lynch and Kim Grensavitch represented ForwardDental and received the award – named for the late Bernard A. Kershner who was a leader in ambulatory health care and a distinguished past Chair of the AAAHC Institute Board of Trustees – at the 2019 Achieving Accreditation program on March 15-16 in Tampa, Florida.
AAAHC-accredited surgical/procedural and primary care organizations submitted detailed, visual representations of their quality improvement studies. The submissions were reviewed by an expert panel which identified the finalists in each category.
“The Kershner Award recognizes the most distinguished quality improvement studies each year, demonstrating that it is both important and possible to continuously improve patient experience and clinical care,” said Naomi Kuznets, Ph.D., vice president and senior director for the AAAHC Institute. “We are excited to exhibit innovative strategies used in both primary care settings and surgical centers that enhance the quality of care patients receive.”
On October 20, 2017, ForwardDental took our core values of social responsibility and clinical excellence off the wall by presenting this check to fund the endowment for hygiene scholarships at WCTC.
We are proud to partner with WCTC to ensure the development of strong clinicians to support our vision of eradicating dental disease and to strengthen our profession.
On October 10, 2017, ForwaradDental presented NWTC with the first installment of the endowment to fund scholarships for deserving hygiene students. We are proud to partner with the school in ensuring the development of future dental professionals.
The following people were present from NWTC:
Crystal Harrison: Foundation Director
Scott Anderson: Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Education Dept
Kay Tupala: Academic Dean for Health Sciences and Education Dept
Hygiene Instructors: Sheila Gross , Tammie Bauer, Lynn Kettenhoffen, Jami Van Enkenvort
Representing ForwardDental were: Dr. Teresa Hitzeman, Jenilee Vande Hey, Michelle Shultz
The team at ForwardDental-Mukwonago, including, Flossy, celebrated moving into their new location with an Open House on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. In addition to great food and company, the team strengthened their commitment to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the local Chamber of Commerce.
The 15th annual Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 12-18. The theme, “United in Patient Safety,” opens the conversation between health care professionals and their patients to unite as members of the patient’s health care team. Together, working as a team, and keeping lines of communication open, both providers and the patients can reduce harm and ensure the integrity of the care that is delivered.
Dentists aren’t the most popular people in the world. But without them, we’d all have terrible teeth, and no doubt forget to floss or get regular check-ups. What would we do without dentists when we get a tooth-ache, and need help with braces and fillings?
This Dentist Day March 6th, consider that dentists aren’t the bad guys, that they’re real people too, and that you probably aught to take better care of your teeth. Hooray for our Forward dentists!
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Every February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a month-long national health observance for raising awareness about the importance of oral health. It is for promoting the development of good dental habits at an early age. It is also a reminder of the importance of getting regular dental check-ups that are beneficial in getting an ideal start in a lifetime of having healthy gums and teeth. Call your local ForwardDental office to schedule your next appointment.
ForwardDental is extremely excited to announce our Mukwonago location will be relocating to our new offices on March 1, 2017, which will be located at 214 S. Rochester Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149. You are welcome to come for a visit and view our new space.
Our New Hours of Operation will be: