The BDA Good Practice Scheme is a quality assurance programme for UK dental practices, by becoming members of the scheme; practices demonstrate a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised best practice standards.
In 2004 Bateman and Best was awarded the British Dental Associations ‘Good Practice Scheme’, and has continued to be awarded this accolade on an annual basis. To be awarded membership of the scheme, the practice has to demonstrate that we are continuing to meet the standards set down by the BDA.
The Good Practice Scheme is recognised as a mark of quality and requires the whole dental team to comply with high standards. The award is based on a commitment to training and development and the dedication of the staff to use their skills, knowledge and experience to promote an environment for patients to receive good quality care.
In 2011 the practice obtained Silver Membership for 7 years continuous achievement and in 2014 we gained Gold Membership for 10 years continuous achievement. We became one of only 200 practices within the UK with this award.
In May 2012 the practice was inspected by the regional assessor for the British Dental Association and the assessment report described “Bateman and Best Dental Practice as a very well organised practice, with a team who seem to benefit from good working relationships” and in the areas that the assessment was undertaken there were “no areas for development and that the practice was meeting the required standards”.
If you would like to see a copy of the report please speak to our Practice Manager – Rachel Wilkinson
The Good Practice Scheme is a trusted mark of quality and it depends on the whole of the dental team complying with standards of good practice.
There are 10 commitments for the good practice scheme:
We aim to provide dental care of consistently good quality care for all patients
- We only provide care that meets the patient’s needs and wishes.
- We aim to make treatments as comfortable and convenient as possible
- We look after the patient’s general health and safety whilst receiving dental care.
- We follow current guidelines on infection control.
- We check for mouth cancer and inform patients of what we find.
- We take part in continuing professional development to keep our skills and knowledge up-to-date.
- We train all staff in practice wide work systems and review training plans once a year
- We welcome feedback and deal promptly with complaints
- Every member of the practice is aware of the need to work safely under the General Dental Council guidelines.