Dental Associates Earns Seal of Integrity from Press Ganey

October 21, 2015

Dental Associates earned the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity for sharing patient evaluations of its dentists and clinics on the Dental Associates websiteDental Associates, Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice, has earned Press Ganey’s Seal of Integrity, based on its data transparency for sharing patient evaluations of its dentists and clinics on the Dental Associates website.

In 2014, Dental Associates implemented an online system to post patient ratings and reviews of its clinics and dentists. Press Ganey, a thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions, conducts the independent patient surveys.

The Seal of Integrity validates the reliability of Dental Associates’ data transparency program and assures patients that the performance ratings posted online are scientifically rigorous. To receive the Seal of Integrity, a health care organization must be verified by Press Ganey to have met data standards that reflect the following requirements:

  • Measures have been tested in national validation studies to ensure reliability, predictive validity and construct validity
  • 100 percent validation of patient responses
  • Compliance with one standardized star calculation method
  • Assurance of 30 or more survey returns per provider
  • Complete reporting of every survey response
  • Posting of all comments; suppressing or redacting only those containing confidential or libelous information or those with feedback unrelated to the provider or patient experience during the visit

“As a company, we’ve always pushed ourselves to be a leader in the health care industry and deliver the best patient care possible,” says Anthony G. Vastardis, CEO of Dental Associates. “This recognition further validates Dental Associates’ commitment to collecting and openly sharing feedback from patients.”

“Dental Associates has demonstrated its commitment to delivering an accurate representation of provider performance to help patients make informed decisions about their care,” says Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey.

See Our Patient Reviews

To see the patient evaluations on our clinic and doctor pages, visit our Locations page and choose a clinic to see their ratings. From there, you can choose a dentist to see their ratings and read their patients’ comments.

You can also learn more about Press Ganey and see answers to common questions about our evaluations by visiting our dentist reviews page.


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Founded in 1974, Dental Associates is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice with 15 clinics throughout the state and nearly 850 staff members, including over 90 doctors and 629 operatories. Dental Associates provides complete family dental services, both general and specialty dentistry, from pediatric dentistry to specialized dental services for older adults, with an emphasis on excellent care that is affordable, accessible, and personalized. Dental Associates is the exclusive provider for CarePlus Dental Plans


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