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Inspection carried out on 3 February 2020

During a routine inspection

We carried out this announced inspection on 3 February 2020 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 provider 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 adviser.

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

Are services safe?

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

Are services effective?

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

Are services caring?

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

Are services responsive?

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

Are services well-led?

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


One Dental is in Otley town centre and provides private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

The practice is one of six dental practices owned by the same provider.

Due to the nature of the practice premises, access for people who use wheelchairs is not possible. The practice actively supports patients to be seen at their sister practice which has appropriate wheelchair access with disabled toilet facilities and is located a short distance away (0.2 miles).

The dental team includes four dentists, three dental nurses, two dental hygienists, and two receptionists. The practice has three treatment rooms.

The practice is owned by an individual. They have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations about how the practice is run.

On the day of inspection, we collected 50 CQC comment cards filled in by patients.

During the inspection we spoke with two dentists, two dental nurses, a dental hygienist, a receptionist and the practice manager. We also spoke with the group operations manager and group head nurse who manage all the practices in the group.

We looked at practice policies and procedures and other records about how the service is managed.

The practice is open: Monday -Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

Our key findings were:

  • The practice appeared to be visibly clean and well-maintained.
  • The provider had infection control procedures which reflected published guidance.
  • Staff knew how to deal with emergencies. Appropriate medicines and life-saving equipment were available.
  • The provider had systems to help them manage risk to patients and staff.
  • The provider had safeguarding processes and staff knew their responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • The provider had staff recruitment procedures which reflected current legislation.
  • The clinical staff provided patients’ care and treatment in line with current guidelines.
  • Staff treated patients with dignity and respect and took care to protect their privacy and personal information.
  • Staff provided preventive care and supported patients to ensure better oral health.
  • The appointment system took account of patients’ needs.
  • The provider had effective leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Staff felt involved and supported and worked as a team.
  • The provider asked staff and patients for feedback about the services they provided.
  • The provider dealt with complaints positively and efficiently.
  • The provider had information governance arrangements.

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

  • Take action to ensure the practice stores dental care records securely

  • Review the lone working risk assessment for staff who work alone, to ensure staff are effectively supported and risks are minimised.

Inspection carried out on 22 June 2012

During a routine inspection

During the visit we spoke with patients who used the service and we also looked at the registered provider�s patient feedback forms.

Patients that used the clinic told us that they were happy with the service provided. They felt they were given enough information about their treatment options and were able to ask all the questions they wanted to. They found the staff to be friendly and reported that they were treated with respect and their privacy was maintained. They said that the clinic was clean.