Primary dental care
We have fewer concerns with the quality of dental care providers.
They are generally safe and most surgeries are clean with good infection control procedures.
Staff also know how to protect patients from the risk of abuse.
However, some services still need to make improvements as our inspectors saw safety problems in seven per cent of inspections.
Dental care services
- Almost 99 per cent of inspections found that surgeries were very good at treating people with respect, listening to them and involving them in decisions about their treatment.
- 40 per cent of the problems that our inspectors uncovered had either a ‘major’ or ‘moderate’ impact on patients.