• Dentist
  • Dentist

Archived: 80 Kensington Dental Clinic

80 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4SG (020) 7938 2833

Provided and run by:
Mr. Joseph Omidvaran

All Inspections

27 May 2016

During a routine inspection

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection on 27 May 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.


80 Kensington Dental Clinic is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and provides NHS and private dental services for children and some adults. The opening hours for the practice are 9-6 Monday to Friday and 10-4 Saturdays.

The premises consists of two treatment room, a decontamination room and a waiting area.

The practice comprises of a principal dentist, four dentists, one dental nurse, four trainee dental nurses and one receptionist and the practice manager.

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

During the inspection we reviewed 44 completed CQC comment cards and spoke with three patients on the day of the inspection. The patients who provided feedback were positive about the care and treatment they received at the practice. They told us they were involved in all aspects of their care and found the staff to be professional, friendly and helpful and they were treated with dignity and respect.

Our key findings were:

  • There were effective processes in place to reduce and minimise the risk and spread of infection.
  • Patients’ needs were assessed and care was planned in line with best practice guidance such as from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Delivering Better Oral Health.
  • There was appropriate equipment for staff to undertake their duties and equipment was well maintained.
  • Staff were trained in and there was appropriate equipment for them to respond to medical emergencies. However, improvements could be made in this area.
  • Patients told us that staff were caring and treated them with dignity and respect.
  • Patients indicated that they felt they were listened to and that they received good care from a helpful and caring practice team.
  • There were processes in place for patients to give their comments and feedback about the service including making complaints and compliments.
  • There were good governance arrangements and an effective management structure.

There were areas where the provider could make improvements and should:

  • Review availability of medicines giving due regard to guidelines issued by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and the General Dental Council (GDC) standards for the dental team.

  • Review the protocols for obtaining and maintaining accurate, complete and detailed records relating to staff employed for the purpose of carrying on the regulated activities, giving due regard to current legislation and guidance.
  • Review the practice’s sharps procedures giving due regard to the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
  • Review the protocols and procedures for use of X-ray equipment giving due regard to guidance notes on the Safe use of X-ray Equipment.

5 June 2013

During a routine inspection

People were provided with sufficient information that enabled them make informed decisions about their treatment. One person told us 'the dentist explained my treatment, and gave me choices about my treatment. I know how much it will cost."

People's needs were appropriately assessed and treatment planned in a way that ensured people's safety and welfare.

People told us they were reassured about being treated in a clean and hygienic environment. The staff followed current government guidance which reduced the risk and spread of infection.

Care and treatment was provided by staff that were appropriately qualified and there were suitable processes for staff training.

The practice regularly assessed the quality of its service and actively sought feedback from people who use the service. One person said 'the dentists are experts and the practice is very well organised."