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CQC inspectors publish reports on 35 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 35 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- A1 Teeth, Canterbury and Coastal: Meeting standards
- Bickerton Dental Care Limited, Leeds West: Meeting standards
- Castlegate Dental Centre, Vale of York: Meeting standards
- Chard Dental Centre, Somerset: Meeting standards
- Chestfield Dental Practice, Canterbury and Coastal: Meeting standards
- Dacre Banks Dental Practice, Harrogate and Rural District: Meeting standards
- Dyke Road Dental Practice, Brighton and Hove: Meeting standards
- Edward House Dental Studio, East Riding of Yorkshire: Meeting standards
- Handforth Dental Practice LLP, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting standards
- Imagine Dental, Coastal West Sussex: Meeting standards
- Levine & Leslie Dental Surgery, Leeds North: Meeting standards
- M60 Dental Care, Oldham: Meeting standards
- Market Street Dental Surgery, Cumbria: Meeting standards
- Mydentist - Bradford Road - Shipley, Bradford Districts: Meeting standards
- Oasis Dental Care - Shildon, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield: Meeting standards
- Pearl Dental Clinic, Kingston: Meeting standards
- Queens Road Dental Care, Barnsley: Meeting standards
- Rice Lane Dental Practice, Liverpool: Meeting standards
- Sarah Burns Orthodontics, Brent: Meeting standards
- Sherwood Dental Practcie (Dr Saaqib Ali and Dr Farah Alam), Birmingham CrossCity: Meeting standards
- Sherwood Dental Practice (Tooth Fairy Limited), Birmingham CrossCity: Meeting standards
- Smile A Moment Studio, Islington: Meeting standards
- Smile Implant Clinics, Brighton and Hove: Meeting standards
- Stephen Emmett's Dental Surgery, Central Manchester: Meeting standards
- The Hill Top Dental Practice, Wakefield: Meeting standards
- Walberton Dental Surgery, Coastal West Sussex: Meeting standards
- White Rose Dental Practice, Wakefield: Meeting standards
- Wolseley Place Dental Practice, Ashford: Meeting standards
- Woodford Dental Care, Redbridge: Meeting standards
- @155, Southern Derbyshire: Not meeting standards
- Diamond Dental and Medical Clinic, Barnet: Not meeting standards
- Hanji Dental Group - 106 Northampton Road, East Leicestershire and Rutland: Not meeting standards
- Mr Richard Hurst - Cramlington, Northumberland: Not meeting standards
- The Dentist in Town, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Not meeting standards
- Woodbridge Hill Dental Practice, Guildford and Waverley: 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.