The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They regularly inspect medical and dental practices and publish reports on whether or not they are meeting minimum standards for quality and safety. We are pleased to tell you that not only does 543 Dental Care pass their inspection, but we have been featured on their website as an ‘example of notable practice’ in tackling oral health inequalities!
Their website states:
“The practice was instrumental in establishing a local charity which supported dental practices to sponsor a local school. Within that school it provided topical fluoride application, detailed advice on preventative oral health and advice on diet. To date, every school in Hull was supported by a dental practice. This is now being implemented in areas of deprivation and has helped to build a network to ensure best working arrangements and support. This is notable as it demonstrates a commitment to tackling oral health inequalities by using the different skills in the practice and supporting the local community.”
The charity they are referencing is Teeth Team, which recently won the ‘Outstanding Innovation’ award from the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) and today launched its brand new website – take a look!
If you’re interested in reading our full CQC report, click here.