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CQC inspectors publish reports on 36 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 36 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Specialist Dental, Guildford and Waverley: Meeting standards
- 112 Bridge Road Dental Practice, Fareham and Gosport: Meeting standards
- Brandon Dental Care - Mr Saleh, West Suffolk: Meeting standards
- Bright Dental Surgery, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- Calverton Dental Practice, Nottingham North and East: Meeting standards
- CareDental Limited, Harrow: Meeting standards
- Chester Road Dental Care Limited, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting standards
- Conservation Dental Centre Ltd, Southend: Meeting standards
- Cromwell Dental Practice Limited, North East Lincolnshire: Meeting standards
- Dentologicum, West Cheshire: Meeting standards
- Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, North East Hampshire and Farnham: Meeting standards
- Hamsey Green Dental Surgery, East Surrey: Meeting standards
- Highclere Dental Practice, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- Hopvine House Dental Surgery, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- Littleton Road Dental Practice, Salford: Meeting standards
- Miss K Saxby & Associates - Ampthill Dental Surgery, Bedfordshire: Meeting standards
- Mydentist - Moseley Avenue - Coundon, Coventry and Rugby: Meeting standards
- Norton Dental Practice (Mr Eanesh Ramesh Kara), Dudley: Meeting standards
- Norton Dental Practice (Mr. Aristos Kapnisis), Dudley: Meeting standards
- Nuffield House Dental Practice, West Essex: Meeting standards
- Parmar Dental, Southend: Meeting standards
- Petre Dental Surgery, East Lancashire: Meeting standards
- Poppleton Dental Practice, Vale of York: Meeting standards
- Simply Smile Hopvine House, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- St Cross Road Dental Practice, West Hampshire: Meeting standards
- Synergy Dental Clinic, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- Tooting Dental Care, Wandsworth: Meeting standards
- Total Orthodontics Horsham, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Meeting standards
- Walton Park Dental Practice, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- York House Dental Practice, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- Douglas Lee Dental Practice, East Lancashire: Not meeting standards
- Papineni Dental Practice, Mid Essex: Not meeting standards
- Precious Smile (Watford), Herts Valleys: Not meeting standards
- Primrose Dental Practice, Camden: Not meeting standards
- Skintek Dental, Laser & Aesthetic Clinic, Crawley: Not meeting standards
- Southlands Dental Practice, West Norfolk: Not meeting standards
- Wroughton Dental Practice, Swindon: 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.