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CQC inspectors publish reports on 29 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 29 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Accrington Road Dental Center, Blackburn with Darwen: Meeting standards
- Advance Dental Practice (Dr Amanda Jane Gorman), Somerset: Meeting standards
- Advance Dental Practice (Toothdoc4 Limited), Somerset: Meeting standards
- Blackhorse Way Surgery, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Meeting standards
- Blossomfield Complete Dental Care, Solihull: Meeting standards
- Breaston Dental Care, Erewash: Meeting standards
- Brightsmile Dental Care (Epsom), Surrey Downs: Meeting standards
- Brightsmile Dental Care (Tadworth), Surrey Downs: Meeting standards
- Broomfield Orthodontic Clinic, Mid Essex: Meeting standards
- Caen Dental Practice, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Meeting standards
- Cambourne Dental Care Limited, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- Causeway Dental Practice, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Meeting standards
- Dental Clinic, Todmorden Health Centre, Calderdale: Meeting standards
- Farnham Road Dental Practice (Arti Sharma and Shiva Emami and Jeremy Stanley Michael Potter), Slough: Meeting standards
- Farnham Road Dental Practice (Arti Sharma and Shiva Emami and Valentine William MacGreevy), Slough: Meeting standards
- Hall & Purchase - New Ollerton, Newark & Sherwood: Meeting standards
- Hall & Smith Dental Practice, Cumbria: Meeting standards
- Hetton Dental Practice, Sunderland: Meeting standards
- Ice Surgeries Limited, Rushcliffe: Meeting standards
- Knutsford Road Dental Clinic, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting standards
- Rocky Lane Dental Practice, Wirral: Meeting standards
- St Neots, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- Teeth Innovation Ltd, Bradford City: Meeting standards
- The Smile Centre (UK) Limited, Bury: Meeting standards
- The Smile Team, Dorset: Meeting standards
- Tudor House Dental Practice, Surrey Downs: Meeting standards
- Cambridge Street Dental Practice, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Not meeting standards
- David Holloman Dentistry - High Street Bromyard, Herefordshire: Not meeting standards
- Smith, Holloman & Associates, Herefordshire: Not meeting standards
CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services:
CQC’s approach to inspecting dental services uses specially trained dental inspectors, accompanied by specialist advisors who are usually qualified dentists or dental care professionals. Similarly, to the other health and social care sectors inspected by CQC, dental reports describe whether services provided are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Our inspections check that practices are meeting the fundamental standards and regulations that came into force on 1 April 2015.
CQC plans to inspect 10 per cent of England’s 10,000 dental practices. Unlike most sectors regulated by CQC, primary care dental services will not be given a rating.
Dr Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice & Dentistry, said:
"We know that the quality of care provided by most dentists meets the fundamental standards required by law and, and that is reflected in the reports we have published so far.
"If we find that a dental practice is failing to meet the required standard - we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue, and we will return to check that they have made the required improvements.
“However good the general picture, we are not complacent. In the first years of inspection, CQC did identify some examples of unacceptable standards of care. Our main priority must be to ensure that we protect the public from unsafe care by continuing to inspect against the regulations and taking action that encourages improvement.”
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- Last updated:
- 21 November 2017
Notes to editors
For primary care dental services, our approach to inspecting and regulating will assess whether or not a provider is meeting the new Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, which include the new fundamental standards.
The services that CQC select for inspection will include practices that present a risk or concern raised by the public or other stakeholders, alongside a random selection of practices, including many already providing high quality services for the public.
Our provider handbook for dental services, includes the key lines of enquiry used by inspectors on inspection.