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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 27 November 2012
Date of Publication: 28 December 2012
Inspection Report published 28 December 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 27 November 2012

During a routine inspection

This was the first time we had inspected at this practice. We spoke with five people and asked them about their experience of treatment at the practice. We also spoke with the senior dentist and their staff about working at the practice.

People that used the practice told us that they were supported to be involved in all aspects of their treatment. Everyone told us that they were recommend the practice to other people. One person told us that, �I have been coming here for years and would not go anywhere else. They know me well and are very patient.�

People received care and treatment that was planned to meet their needs. All consultations were recorded and any change in people�s health needs taken into account when planning any treatment. People we spoke with told us that appointments were easy to book and that they could access emergency appointments the same day. One person told us about how flexible the practice had been to help arrange an appointment at short notice. They told us, �Staff moved heaven and earth to change my husband�s appointment.�

The practice had procedures in place to provide a safe environment of care. There were effective staff recruitment processes in place. There were clear procedures to ensure that the practice was kept clean and that all dental instruments used were thoroughly cleaned and sterilised between each use.