How We Are Regulated
All orthodontic practices in England are regulated by several organisations.
Firstly there is the General Dental Council (GDC) with whom every member of the clinical team must be registered. All members of the orthodontic team are regulated by the GDC but non-registrants i.e. reception and management staff are accountable through their employing Orthodontist.
The GDC’s first and most important objective is to Protect Patients. For more information about the GDC and their work please click http://www.gdc-uk.org. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) started regulating Dental Practices in April 2011. We have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and meet the standards. For more information about the CQC and their work please click http://www.cqc.org.uk
The NHS: we have an NHS contract and are therefore regulated by the NHS. Our NHS contract is for the provision of orthodontic treatment, based on clinical need, for children and young people under the age of 18.
If you would like more information about any of the above, please speak to any member of the team.