• Dentist
  • Dentist

Burnham Dental Practice

89a High Street, Burnham-on-crouch, CM0 8AH (01621) 782644

Provided and run by:
Miss Jasdeep Kaur Ubhi

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Overall inspection

Updated 14 August 2023

We carried out this announced comprehensive inspection on 2 August 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. Infection prevention and control audits were not undertaken at 6 monthly intervals in line with guidance.
  • 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.


Burnham Dental Practice is in Burnham on Crouch, Essex and provides NHS and private dental care and treatment for adults and children.

There is step free access (using a portable ramp) to the practice for people who use wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Car parking spaces, including dedicated parking for disabled people, are available outside the practice. The practice has made reasonable adjustments to support patients with access requirements.

The dental team includes 4 dentists, 4 dental nurses including 2 trainee dental nurses, 1 dental hygienist, 2 receptionists and a visiting implantologist The practice has 3 treatment rooms.

During the inspection we spoke with 2 dentists, 3 dental nurses and 1 receptionist. We also spoke remotely with the implantologist during the inspection. We looked at practice policies, procedures and other records to assess how the service is managed.

The practice is open:

Monday and Tuesday from 8.40am to 6pm.

Wednesday from 8.40am to 4pm.

Thursday from 8.40am to 7pm.

Friday from 8.40am to 4pm.

Alternate Saturdays from 8.40am to 2pm.

The practice had taken steps to improve environmental sustainability. For example, reducing printing of documents, turning electricity off when not required and recycling where possible.

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

  • Take action to ensure audits of infection prevention and control are undertaken at regular intervals to improve the quality of the service.
  • Implement protocols for the use of closed-circuit television cameras taking into account the guidelines published by the Information Commissioner's Office.