The ZZQ [Agency for Quality in Dentistry] is a joint body operating under the auspices of
the Bundeszahnärztekammer - Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Deutschen
Zahnärztekammern e. V. (BZÄK) [German Dental Association] and the
Kassenzahnärztliche Bundesvereinigung K. d. ö. R. (KZBV) [National
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists].
The function of the ZZQ is to address problems of quality promotion in
dentistry, external quality assurance and internal quality management on behalf
of the German dental profession.
The ZZQ's work extends over a broad spectrum, involving issues of quality in
relation to the structures, processes and outcomes of dental activities - that
is, to such matters as continuing training, quality management systems,
Guidelines and quality indicators. A focal point is coordination of the
compilation of Guidelines on diagnostic and therapeutic methods in dentistry,
their evaluation, dissemination and review. The ZZQ also evaluates, reviews and
assesses external guidelines in terms of their relevance to the development and
updating of its own Guidelines.
The ZZQ acts as a consultant to its host organizations on quality matters.
The results of the ZZQ's activities are published in the IDZ [Institute of
German Dentists] Information series, as Guideline brochures, journal
contributions or on the ZZQ website only.
The ZZQ is a member of the German Society of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Sciences
(DGZMK), the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine (DNEbM) and the
Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).
Street address: Chausseestr. 13 , D-10115 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 40005-311
Fax: +49 30 40005-200