Argus Dental & Vision Awarded Distinguished Accreditation

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Argus Dental & Vision, a premier benefits organization, was recently awarded dental accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Argus Dental and Vision received the prestigious dental accreditation of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. The reaccreditation of the Argus Plans followed a rigorous multi-day on-site audit that involved numerous surveyors reviewing documents, conducting provider office site visits, and interviewing staff and doctors. The extent of examination and inspection included Member Rights, Governance, Provider Network, Credentialing, Case Management, Quality Improvement, Clinical Records, Health Education, and Dental Services.

Stephen A Martin, Jr., PhD., M.P.H. President and CEO of AAAHC stated: “AAAHC accreditation is a significant achievement. Granting accreditation reflects confidence, based on evidence from this recent survey, that you meet AAAHC Standards and will continue to demonstrate the attributes of an accreditable organization.”

The audit was completed at a time when Argus Dental and Vision membership base had substantially grown with a recent integration of over 310,000 new dental members. “A successful integration could not have been possible without dedicated staff and our recent technology systems enhancements. We are very thrilled to receive the AAAHC accreditation and continually focus upon improvements to provide consistent quality service and value to our members,“ said Michelle Backlund, MBA, Argus Chief Operations Officer.

CEO Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis stated: “Our early planning and strategy for growth recognized the critical importance of building upon a strong foundation. Reaching our company milestone of three quarters of a million members could only be accomplished by concentrating on being efficient, organized and industry compliant. Earning our second 3-year AAAHC accreditation validates our attention to detail and the diligence of our experienced associates.”

About Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by a Florida dentist, Argus provides dental and vision benefits that offer value and quality to members. Argus is licensed through the Florida Department of Insurance and is the first dental plan organization in the United States to be accredited for quality care by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is contracted with the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation to provide affordable dental care to children. Through collaboration between consumers, dentists and insurance agents, Argus has developed flexible benefit plans to meet the specific needs of individuals, families, large and small employer groups, governmental agencies and associations of all sizes. Visit us at

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. We are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards.

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