• Dentist
  • Dentist

Oakdale Dental Practice

23 Fosse Road Central, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5PU (0116) 262 7150

Provided and run by:
Dr Alif Moosajee

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Overall inspection

Updated 19 October 2023

We carried out this announced comprehensive inspection on 13 September 2023 under section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions.

We planned the inspection to check whether the registered practice was meeting the legal requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations.

The inspection was led by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector who was supported by a specialist dental advisor.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we always ask the following 5 questions:

  • Is it safe?
  • Is it effective?
  • Is it caring?
  • Is it responsive to people’s needs?
  • Is it well-led?

These questions form the framework for the areas we look at during the inspection.

Our findings were:

  • The dental clinic appeared clean and well-maintained.
  • The practice had infection control procedures which reflected published guidance.
  • Staff knew how to deal with medical emergencies. Appropriate medicines and life-saving equipment were available.
  • Processes for ensuring the security and monitoring of the use of prescription pads were not always effective.
  • The practice had systems to manage risks for patients, staff, equipment and the premises.
  • Safeguarding processes were in place and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The practice had staff recruitment procedures which reflected current legislation. We found these were not always implemented effectively.
  • Clinical staff provided patients’ care and treatment in line with current guidelines.
  • Patients were treated with dignity and respect. Staff took care to protect patients’ privacy and personal information.
  • Staff provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system worked efficiently to respond to patients’ needs.
  • The frequency of appointments was agreed between the dentist and the patient, giving due regard to National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
  • There was effective leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved, supported and worked as a team.
  • Staff and patients were asked for feedback about the services provided.
  • Complaints were dealt with positively and efficiently.
  • The practice had information governance arrangements.


Oakdale Dental Practice is in Leicester and provides private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

There is step free access to the practice for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Car parking spaces, including dedicated parking for disabled people, are available near the practice. The practice has made some adjustments to support patients with access requirements.

The dental team includes 4 specialists, 4 dentists, 5 dental nurses, 3 trainee dental nurses, 2 dental therapists, 1 practice manager, 4 receptionists, 1 in- house marketing officer, 1 clinical dental technician and 1 director. The practice has 7 treatment rooms.

During the inspection we spoke with 3 dentists, 6 dental nurses, 2 dental therapists, 1 dental technician, the director, 4 receptionists, the in- house marketing officer and the practice manager. We looked at practice policies, procedures and other records to assess how the service is managed.

The practice is open:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.50am to 5pm

Thursday from 7.50am to 7.30pm

Friday from 7.50am to 12.40pm

There were areas where the provider could make improvements. They should:

  • Improve the security of NHS prescription pads in the practice and ensure there are systems in place to track and monitor their use.

  • Implement an effective recruitment procedure to ensure that appropriate checks are completed prior to new staff commencing employment at the practice.