ForwardDental is an ADA CERP recognized provider. We are pleased to offer complimentary continuing education to our providers and the community.
The Hygiene Development team at ForwardDental hosted a session to assist Milwaukee Area Technical College dental hygiene students prepare for their written boards. In addition to in person Q&A opportunities, the participants leave with a code to access Board Vitals to continue preparation on-line. ForwardDental is pleased to welcome these future hygienists to the profession and dental community!
Mentoring new dentists takes on many forms; some of the mentoring takes place chairside, but some of it takes place inthe form of networking with other dentists. At the annual ForwardDental New Dentist Retreat, dentists new to the group had an opportunity to connect with seasoned professionals to discuss the organizational structure, dental operations, clinical development opportunities, committee involvement and so much more! The 2021 New Dentist Retreat looked a little different than previous years due to social distancing guidelines, but the dentists still had ample opportunity to network and received a great welcome gift!
Dr. Hana Alberti completed the ADA Diversity in Leadership program in December 2020. The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic, and/or gender backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership roles.
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.