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CQC inspectors publish reports on 52 dental practices in England
The Care Quality Commission published reports on the quality of care provided by 52 dental practices in England over the last fortnight.
The practices that we have reported on are:
- 75 Gloucester Road, West London: Meeting standards
- Abbey Cottage Dental Practice Limited, Herefordshire: Meeting Standards
- ACE Dental, Camden: Meeting standards
- Allandale Dental Practice, West Cheshire: Meeting standards
- Appleby and Associates Dental Practice, Lincolnshire West: Meeting Standards
- Aughton Dental Practice, West Lancashire: Meeting Standards
- Bourne End Dental (Mr Stephen Rees), Chiltern: Meeting standards
- Bourne End Dental (Mr. Andrew Chandrapal), Chiltern: Meeting standards
- Central Dental Practice, Southern Derbyshire: Meeting standards
- Chrisp Street Dental Centre, Tower Hamlets: Meeting Standards
- Clover Dental Care Limited - Sleaford, South West Lincolnshire: Meeting Standards
- Clowne Dental Surgery, North Derbyshire: Meeting standards
- Courtyard Dental Care, Wakefield: Meeting Standards
- First Dental, Walsall: Meeting Standards
- Forest & Ray Dental Practice, Camden: Meeting standards
- Hathaway Dental Practice, Wiltshire: Meeting standards
- Histon Dental Clinic, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting Standards
- Holbrooks Dentalcare, Coventry and Rugby: Meeting Standards
- Holly Tree House Dental Practice, Nottingham City: Meeting standards
- IDH Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk: Meeting standards
- Kelvin Lodge Dental Practice, Newcastle Gateshead: Meeting Standards
- Knowle Smile Spa, Solihull: Meeting Standards
- Lincoln Dental Care, Lincolnshire West: Meeting Standards
- Mellor and Associates, South Tees: Meeting standards
- Millharbour Dentistry, Tower Hamlets: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - Commercial Street - Willington, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield: Meeting Standards
- Mydentist - High Street - Winsford, Vale Royal: Meeting Standards
- Newnham Dental Practice, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Meeting standards
- North Square Dental Practice, Enfield: Meeting Standards
- Oasis Dental Care - Askern, Doncaster: Meeting standards
- Perfect Smile Healthcare SDS, Ealing: Meeting Standards
- Premier Dental Care, North West Surrey: Meeting standards
- Pulteney Dental Practice, Bath and North East Somerset: Meeting standards
- Pure Smile Dental, Tower Hamlets: Meeting Standards
- Shephall Dental Surgery, East and North Hertfordshire: Meeting standards
- Short Heath Dental Practice, Walsall: Meeting standards
- Sparkle Dental Boutique, Ealing: Meeting Standards
- Stanhope Dental Health Centre, Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield: Meeting Standards
- Stoke Newington Dental Practice, City and Hackney: Meeting Standards
- Tarporley Dental Centre Limited, West Cheshire: Meeting Standards
- Tooting Medical Centre, Merton: Meeting standards
- University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, Portsmouth: Meeting Standards
- Walton Dental Practice, Surrey Downs: Meeting Standards
- Wessington Dental, Sunderland: Meeting Standards
- West Norwood Dental Surgery, Lambeth: Meeting Standards
- Woodhouse Dental Practice, Sheffield: Meeting Standards
- Woodhouse Dental Practice, Barnet: Meeting Standards
- Bridlington Dental Centre, East Riding of Yorkshire: Not meeting standards
- Danesholme Dental Practice, Corby: Not meeting standards
- Orthodontic Surgery, West Suffolk: Not meeting standards
- Queens Terrace Dental Practice, Southampton: Not meeting standards
- The Forge Dental Surgery, Gloucestershire: 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 this website.