Dental Health Care Service Providers (DHSP)


Dental Accreditation Programme


Dental Accreditation : The NABH accreditation program for Dental facilities/clinics was started in the year June 2010. After receiving tremendous responses and willingness from the dental fraternity for upgrading their dental set ups and to provide quality services to their patients with safety measurements.

Ten chapters of Dental Healthcare Service Provider Standards are:

a) Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (AAC)
b) Care of Patients (COP)
c) Management of Dental Materia and Medication (MOM)
d) Patient Rights and Education (PRE)
e) Hospital Infection Control (HIC)
f) Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
g) Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
h) Facilities Management and Safety (FMS)
i) Human Resource Management (HRM)
j) Information Management Systems (IMS)

Benefits of Accreditation

a)Patients are the biggest beneficiary as implementation of accreditation standards ensures Patient safety, commitment to quality care resulting in good clinical outcomes.
b)Improves patient satisfaction and increases community confidence as services are provided by credentialed medical staff.
c)Accreditation status provides good marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare.
d)Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties

Who can apply?

Dental Healthcare Service Provider (DHSP) that fulfils the following requirements:
a)Currently in operation as Dental Healthcare Service Provider(DHSP) are eligible to apply under this program
b)Dental Healthcare Service Provider should have been implemented NABH standards in the DHSP for a minimum of three months.
c)The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards and applicable legal/statutory/ regulatory requirements.

All the Dental Health care organizations with the following criteria;
Section A: Dental facilities associated with hospitals with or without inpatient beds including educational institutes.
Section B: Dental Clinics and Centers up to 11 chairs

How much is the Fees?

General information brochure Free of cost
Accreditation Standards for Dental (DHSPs): Rs. 1500/-

Assessment criteria and Fee structure

How to apply for accreditation?

All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by registering on the NABH website. Kindly refer the General information brochure in the Dental accreditation page on NABH website.

Are there any trainings conducted for the programme?
NABH Secretariat organizes training sessions on understanding of NABH standards and implementing them in the organizations in form of Programme on Implementation (POI), for healthcare organizations desirous of taking their organizations for accreditation. These sessions are taken by faculty from NABH who are senior assessors. The details of these trainings, dates, venue and fee information are available in the NABH website

NABH has taken a new initiative to conduct free master classes on various topics under the rubric "NABH Quality Connect-Learning with NABH". The master classes are conducted every month. The topics include: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Hospital Infection Control, Management of Medication, Document Control, Clinical Audits, Continual Quality improvement, Hospital infection prevention etc Apart from this guidance material is available at “Resource” page of NABH web portal

Kindly visit the below link to attend training programmes being conducted by NABH.

How to procure a copy of the standards?

The standards can be purchased online and the hard copy of the standard shall be dispatched to the address submitted while purchasing the same.



To get a copy of NABH standard, Please click on the below shown cover page


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