• Dentist
  • Dentist

Diamond Dental Studios

Unit 6, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8PW (01392) 829908

Provided and run by:
OPCD Limited

All Inspections

18 January 2023

During a routine inspection

We carried out this announced comprehensive inspection on 18 January 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


The provider has one practice, and this report is about Diamond Dental Studios.

Diamond Dental Studios is in Exeter and provides private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

There is one step to access the practice. A portable ramp is available for wheelchair users. Car parking spaces, including dedicated parking for disabled people, is available near the practice. The practice has made reasonable adjustments to support patients with access requirements.

The dental team includes one clinical dental technician, one dentist, one receptionist and one practice manager/dental nurse/clinical dental technician. The practice has one treatment room.

During the inspection we spoke with the dentist and practice manager/dental nurse/clinical dental technician. We looked at practice policies, procedures and other records to assess how the service is managed.

The practice is open: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm.

Saturday by appointment only.

The practice had taken steps to improve environmental sustainability. For example, there is a bike rack outside the practice and the practice is near to a local cycle route.

There was an area where the provider could make improvements. They should:

  • Implement practice protocols to ensure staff are up to date with their mandatory training. In particular, by ensuring all staff have received training in autism and learning disabilities, appropriate to their role.