Multiple Sites - Dental CT
Practices applying for accreditation with multiple sites may be eligible for a discounted rate. practices already accredited by the IAC may add multiple sites to their current accreditation at any time. Please review instructions and requirements below for how to complete this process.
Multiple site refers to either fixed or mobile testing sites operated by one entity and applying for accreditation under one accreditation agreement and application. The following criteria must be met without exception in order to apply as multiple sites:
- All staff members performing any CT examinations at any of the sites must be included in the application for accreditation.
- All dental/medical physicians interpreting any CT procedures at any of the sites must be included in the application for accreditation.
- All sites must have the same Dental/Medical Director
- All dental/medical and technical staff members must participate in quality assurance and education programs.
- All sites must utilize similar policies and procedures.
$1,325 per site for sites 2-3
$1,085 per site for sites 4-10 (20% discount)
$875 per site for each site over 10
Facilities with more than 20 sites, please e-mail Frank Vermeiren for additional information regarding multiple site pricing options.
Six case studies must be submitted for each CT unit at each site that include all images on a CD, DVD, or memory stick (flash drive) in a DICOM format with the DICOM viewer installed, the final report, and a Dental CT Scan Parameter Form. View Case Studies Requirements for guidance related to the Dental CT examinations to be submitted.
Practices Seeking First-Time IAC Accreditation with Multiple Sites
Practices applying for accreditation with multiple sites enter the information for their locations on the Manage Sites tab of their Online Accreditation account (iaconlineaccreditation.org). Before a user may enter additional sites, there is a series of qualifying questions that ensure the eligibility of the practice to apply as a multiple site. The accreditation decision will be rendered to each site individually. All correspondence will go through the address listed on the IAC Accreditation Agreement. If there are any dental/medical or technical staff at the additional site that were not included as part of the original application, the practice’s Online Accreditation account(Manage Staff) must be updated to reflect all current staff members. Sites are not considered accredited until the documents have been reviewed, fees have been submitted and application has been granted.
Adding A Multiple Site to an Existing IAC Accreditation:
Accredited practices wanting to add a multiple site must submit the completed Multiple Site Supplemental Application via traceable mail (i.e., UPS, FedEx) to IAC Dental CT, 6021 University Blvd, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043). Upon receipt of all required materials, the accreditation decision will be made at the next monthly IAC Board of Director’s meeting. If the added multiple site is accepted into the practice’s accreditation, accreditation for the added multiple site will expire when the practice’s original accreditation expires.
In addition to the Multiple Site Supplemental Application, the following items must be completed online and documentation must be submitted:
Complete the following items in the Online Accreditation account:
- Enter the additional site(s) in the Manage Sites section
- Enter the additional Dental CT unit(s) information in the Manage Equipmentsection
- Enter all additional dental/medical staff members and technical staff members in the Manage Staff section
Submit the following documentation (via a traceable carrier such as UPS or FedEx):
- Formal letter of notification from the Dental/Medical Director that the practice has added a CT site
- List of additional dental/medical staff members and technical staff members and their current credentials (e.g., current state medical license, dental hygienist/assistant state license, ARRT card, certificates of various training, etc.)
- The medical physicist/qualified expert report of the radiation dose assessment and image quality assessment (that includes the QC phantom images that can be submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB drive in a .pdf or .jpeg format) performed at the time of the CT unit installation or within the past 12 months prior to the additional site submission
- The medical physicist/qualified expert’s post installation shielding verification survey
- The preventative maintenance (PM) report performed by a service engineer within the past 12 months (prior to the additional site submission). If this CT unit was recently installed (i.e., within the past 12 months), submit the acceptance test performed by the service engineer at the time of installation of the CT unit.
- 5 days of routine operator quality control (QC) test results performed after the dental CT unit was installed that includes the QC phantom images that display the measurements (e.g., air, water, Teflon, etc.) and the QC log sheet/report that records the QC measurements displayed on the QC phantom images. (The QC phantom images can be submitted on a CD or DVD in a .pdf or .jpeg format)
- Case Studies (as detailed above)
- Multiple Site Fee (as indicated above)
Download a checklist outlining the requirements here.