Safco Dental Supply repeats successful completion of VAWD accreditation

March 12, 2013

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Safco Dental Supply Company, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of dental products, recently announced that it has achieved the Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation for pharmaceutical wholesale distribution from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The repeat VAWD accreditation demonstrates Safco’s commitment to providing protection to customers against receiving counterfeit or contaminated drugs.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Safco Dental Supply Company, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of dental products, recently announced that it has achieved the Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation for pharmaceutical wholesale distribution from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The repeat VAWD accreditation demonstrates Safco’s commitment to providing protection to customers against receiving counterfeit or contaminated drugs.

“Achieving the VAWD accreditation is an important, proactive step in ensuring Safco’s operating processes and procedures are efficient, legitimate and secure,” said John Fuerst, President of Safco. “As a leading provider of dental supplies, it is critical to confirm that the proper best practices for safely distributing pharmaceuticals are in place to best protect our customers and provide them with the highest level of service.”

VAWD is an accreditation program for wholesale medical (pharmaceutical) distributors. Once every three years, VAWD conducts a wide-ranging onsite inspection of physical storage and distribution operations and company policies. Then every year, Safco signs an affidavit stating it has maintained all state licenses and the company is following the recorded policies and procedures approved by VAWD during the last certification process.  

Safco chooses to participate in the yearly VAWD accreditation to comply with the licensing requirements that many states require from wholesalers selling pharmaceuticals. This removes the need for further inspections required by certain states as the VAWD accreditation serves as proof that Safco is adhering to strict pharmaceutical handling guidelines, and the need for more rigorous inspections or investigations is not needed.

“Safco continues to voluntarily participate in this widely recognized accreditation as part of our ongoing commitment to evaluating our services,” Fuerst said. “The completion of VAWD accreditation reinforces to our customers and the marketplace our commitment to continuously examine and enhance our internal operations and processes in order to better serve and protect our customers.”

Safco Dental Supply is committed to providing dental practices with exceptional customer service, sustainable business practices and a comprehensive inventory of more than 14,000 competitively priced products from more than 200 vendor partners, including its own private label line. For more information, visit safcodental.com or call 800-621-2178.