Standards of Care

The UConn Health School of Dental Medicine’s Standards of Care define the pillars around which patient-centered care is delivered. The six standards are managed by the Quality Improvement Committee in conjunction with the Clinical Affairs Committee. These committees have oversight of policy change and implementation related to the quality of care delivery in our clinics.

Patient Care Will:
Be provided in a safe manner.
Progress in a timely manner.
Be efficient.
Be effective and evidence-based, including relevant scientific evidence, patient needs and preferences, and clinician’s expertise.
Be delivered equitably and not vary in quality because of personal characteristics.
Be patient-centered and respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values.