The Care Quality Commission (CQC) State of Care report has found dentistry delivers low risk, good quality care.
The CQC inspected 714 practices in 2014/15 concluding that dental services offer a lower risk to patients’ safety when compared with other sectors.
The low risk of dentistry has prompted the CQC to move to a model of inspecting just 10% of all practices each year.
‘In recent years we’ve seen a clear and consistent picture emerge from inspections by the CQC,’ Mick Armstrong, chair of the BDA, said.
‘The care provided by dental services combines low risk and good quality – which is something our profession has always known.
‘It’s also a reminder why the new approach to dental inspections was the right choice.’