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CQC inspectors publish reports on 43 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 43 dental practices in England in the past week.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- Aesthetic Smiles, Leicester City: Meeting Standards
- Aldridge Road Dental Practice, Birmingham CrossCity: Meeting Standards
- Apex Dental Care - Sturry, Canterbury and Coastal: Meeting Standards
- Belasis Dental Practice, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees: Meeting Standards
- Birchwood Dental Practice, Warrington: Meeting Standards
- Bollington Dental Practice, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Bramley Dental Practice - Main Street, Rotherham: Meeting Standards
- Bramley Dental Practice Annexe - Cross Street, Rotherham: Meeting Standards
- Bridge Dental Practice, Canterbury and Coastal: Meeting Standards
- Bryn Street Dental Clinic Limited, Wigan Borough: Meeting Standards
- Cestria Dental Practice, North Durham: Meeting Standards
- Corby Dental Care, Corby: Meeting Standards
- Cromwell Dental Practice, North West Surrey: Meeting Standards
- Deva Dental Clinic, West Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Devon Teeth Straightening Clinic, Northern, Eastern and Western Devon: Meeting Standards
- Dr Davinderpal S Kooner - Southall Dental Centre, Ealing: Meeting Standards
- East Mews Dental Practice Limited, Horsham and Mid Sussex: Meeting Standards
- Hamill Family Dental Practice, Thanet: Meeting Standards
- Hockley Heath Dental Care, Solihull: Meeting Standards
- LS1dental, Leeds West: Meeting Standards
- Maple Road Dental Practice, South Manchester: Meeting Standards
- Menlove Dental Surgery, Liverpool: Meeting Standards
- Mr Andrew David Morgan - Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: Meeting Standards
- Mr G Lai & Associates - Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham: Meeting Standards
- My-Dental Care, Haringey: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Welsh Row - Nantwich, South Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Northwick Manor Dental Practice, South Worcestershire: Meeting Standards
- Oak Dental Care Limited - South Maghull, South Sefton: Meeting Standards
- Park-Vue Dental, Haringey: Meeting Standards
- Perfect Smile Clinic - York, Vale of York: Meeting Standards
- Prestbury Dental Practice Limited, Eastern Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Prospect Dental Care, Canterbury and Coastal: Meeting Standards
- R W Easton - Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford: Meeting Standards
- S Owen & Associates, Herefordshire: Meeting Standards
- S3 Dental Eltham, Greenwich: Meeting Standards
- Sandon Dental Practice, Sandwell and West Birmingham: Meeting Standards
- The White House Dental Surgery, West Kent: Meeting Standards
- Wells Orthodontics Limited, Somerset: Meeting Standards
- Weybridge Dental Practice, North West Surrey: Meeting Standards
- Wynyard Dental, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees: Meeting Standards
- Brighton White Dental Studio, Brighton and Hove: Not Meeting Standards
- Smile Dental Care Pinetrees, Swindon: Not Meeting Standards
- Smile Implant Clinics, Brighton and Hove: 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.”
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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.