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CQC inspectors publish reports on 34 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 34 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- 57 Dental Care, North Kirklees: Meeting standards
- Acorn Dental Care, Slough: Meeting standards
- Aigburth Dental Practice, Liverpool: Meeting standards
- Burneston House Dental Surgery, Guildford and Waverley: Meeting standards
- Cambridge Smile Studio, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- Church Green Dental Practice (Dr Hamish Coull), Oxfordshire: Meeting standards
- Church Green Dental Practice (Dr Sharon Tafft), Oxfordshire: Meeting standards
- Church Green Dental Practice (E Leondaki Limited), Oxfordshire: Meeting standards
- Church Green Dental Practice (Mr Rahul Patel), Oxfordshire: Meeting standards
- Cray Dental Care, Bromley: Meeting standards
- Dr Ishtaq Mohammed - Queens Park Health Centre, West London: Meeting standards
- Dr. Sacha Young, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Meeting standards
- Guildford Orthodontics, Guildford and Waverley: Meeting standards
- J A Storey Dental Practice, Doncaster: Meeting standards
- Kilburn Corner Dental, Brent: Meeting standards
- Minty Pearls Dental Clinic, Croydon: Meeting standards
- Mottingham Dental Practice, Greenwich: Meeting standards
- Mr Haider Raza, West London: Meeting standards
- No 18 Dental Practice, Harrogate and Rural District: Meeting standards
- North Road Dental Surgery, South Tyneside: Meeting standards
- Oasis Dental Care Central - Millom, Cumbria: Meeting standards
- Old Village Dental Centre, Brighton and Hove: Meeting standards
- Oracare Dental, West London: Meeting standards
- Orange Tree Dental Practice, East Riding of Yorkshire: Meeting standards
- Priory Dental Centre, South Warwickshire: Meeting standards
- Purley Dental Care, Croydon: Meeting standards
- Sankey Street Dental Practice, Warrington: Meeting standards
- Solid Rock Specialist Dental Practice - Doncaster, Doncaster: Meeting standards
- Tottington Dental Surgery, Bury: Meeting standards
- Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, Fareham and Gosport: Meeting standards
- Bolton Road Dental Centre, Bolton: Not meeting standards
- Dental Design Studio, Blackburn with Darwen: Not meeting standards
- Linden Lodge Dental Practice, Croydon: Not meeting standards
- Surbiton Smile Centre, Kingston: 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.
We have published our provider handbook for dental services, including the Key Lines of Enquiry used by inspectors on inspection, on our website.