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CQC inspectors publish reports on 32 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 32 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Aspire Dental Care Limited, Chiltern: Meeting standards
- Bellegrove Dental Surgery, Bexley: Meeting standards
- Confidental, Merton: Meeting standards
- Confidental Dental Practice, Merton: Meeting standards
- Daventry Dental Practice, Nene: Meeting standards
- Dentaris Ltd, North East Lincolnshire: Meeting standards
- Eastside Dental Practice, Tower Hamlets: Meeting standards
- Eden Dental Practice, Cumbria: Meeting standards
- Family Dental Health Centre, Merton: Meeting standards
- Harley Street Dental Clinic Limited, Central London (Westminster): Meeting standards
- Kings Dental Centre, Central Manchester: Meeting standards
- Kingsclere Dental Practice, North Hampshire: Meeting standards
- Kingston Hill Dental Practice, Kingston: Meeting standards
- M Foster Dental Surgeon Limited, Rotherham: Meeting standards
- Maypole Dental, Birmingham South and Central: Meeting standards
- Oasis Dental Care Central - Carlisle, Cumbria: Meeting standards
- Pasadena Dental Practice Limited, Dorset: Meeting standards
- Perfect Smile Clinic, West Suffolk: Meeting standards
- Pickering Dental Surgeries, Islington: Meeting standards
- Strand-Dental, Coastal West Sussex: Meeting standards
- The D:NTAL Clinic, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Meeting standards
- The Priory Dental Practice, Walsall: Meeting standards
- The Raglan Suite, Harrogate and Rural District: Meeting standards
- Wedgwood House Dental Practice, Ipswich and East Suffolk: Meeting standards
- Xen Smiles Limited, Leeds West: Meeting standards
- Dental Practice, North East Lincolnshire: Not meeting standards
- Eurodental Devizes Road Swindon, Swindon: Not meeting standards
- G M Burr & Associates, Bexley: Not meeting standards
- Hewlett Road Dental Surgery, Gloucestershire: Not meeting standards
- Highview Dental Practice, Dudley: Not meeting standards
- Manchester Dental, Trafford: Not meeting standards
- Moreton Dental, Gloucestershire: Not meeting standards
CQC’s new approach to inspecting dental services:
CQC’s approach to inspecting dental services uses specially trained dental inspectors, usually accompanied by specialist advisors who are 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.”
For further information, please contact Helen Gildersleeve, Regional Engagement Officer on 0191 2333379. Journalists wishing to speak to the press office outside of office hours can find out how to contact the team here. Please note: the press office is unable to advise members of the public on health or social care matters. For general enquiries, please call 03000 61 61 61.
- 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.