• Dentist
  • Dentist

Central Dental Practice

52-56 Curzon Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LP (01332) 202200

Provided and run by:
Dr. Amit Koshal

All Inspections

29 November 2016

During a routine inspection

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection on 29 November 2016 to ask the practice the following key questions; Are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led?

Our findings were:

Are services safe?

We found that this practice was providing safe care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services effective?

We found that this practice was providing effective care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services caring?

We found that this practice was providing caring services in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services responsive?

We found that this practice was providing responsive care in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Are services well-led?

We found that this practice was providing well-led care in accordance with the relevant regulations.


Central Dental Practice is located on two floors of premises situated in the centre of Derby. There are four treatment rooms. The practice provides mostly NHS dental treatments (95%). There is a pay and display car park opposite the dental practice for patient parking.

The practice provides regulated dental services to both adults and children. Services provided include general dentistry, dental hygiene, crowns and bridges, and root canal treatment.

The practice’s opening hours are – Monday to Friday: 8:45 am to 5:30 pm. The practice is closed at the weekend.

Access for urgent treatment outside of opening hours is by telephoning the practice and following the instructions on the answerphone message. Alternatively patients can telephone the NHS 111 telephone number.

The principal dentist is the registered manager. A registered manager is a person who is registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the practice is run.

The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as an individual.

The practice has three dentists; one therapist; three qualified dental nurses; two trainee nurses; one receptionist; one practice manager and one operations manager.

Before the inspection we sent CQC comments cards to the practice for patients to complete to tell us about their experience of the practice and during the inspection we spoke with patients. We received responses from 22 patients through both comment cards and by speaking with them during the inspection. Those patients provided positive feedback about the services the practice provides.

Our key findings were:

  • The premises were visibly clean and there were systems and processes in place to maintain the cleanliness.
  • The systems to record accidents, significant events and complaints, learning points from these were recorded and used to make improvements.
  • Records showed there were sufficient numbers of suitably qualified staff to meet the needs of patients.
  • There were effective systems at the practice related to the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.
  • Staff at the practice had an understanding of consent, particularly in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Gillick competency, a legal precedent where a child may give their own consent to treatment.
  • Patients said they had no problem getting an appointment that suited their needs.
  • Patients were able to access emergency treatment when they were in pain.
  • Patients provided positive feedback about their experiences at the practice. Patients said they were treated with dignity and respect; and the dentist involved them in discussions about treatment options and answered their questions.
  • Patients’ confidentiality was protected.
  • The records showed that apologies had been given for any concerns or upset that patients had experienced at the practice.
  • The practice followed the relevant guidance from the Department of Health's: ‘Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (HTM 01-05) for infection control with regard to cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments.
  • There was a whistleblowing policy accessible to all staff, who were aware of procedures to follow if they had any concerns about a colleague’s practice.
  • The practice had the necessary equipment for staff to deal with medical emergencies, and staff had been trained how to use that equipment. This included an automated external defibrillator, oxygen and emergency medicines.