Wallsend dental practice praised for its work
A Wallsend dental practice has been praised for its efforts to improve children’s understanding of oral health.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised mydentist Laburnum Avenue, Wallsend, following a visit at the end of last year, which showed the practice to be meeting all requirements for being safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well led.
During its visit the CQC identified that the practice’s oral health promotion initiative of hosting a ‘tooth fairy day’, where children were invited to the practice to have a lesson in oral health direct from the tooth fairy, was ‘notable practice’.
The practice carried out the activity under its own initiative, organising drop-in sessions where children learned about brushing and flossing techniques and all about good and bad food for their teeth.
The CQC uses ‘notable practice’ to recognise dental care that goes above and beyond the regulations, essential for the reforms of dental care services across the UK.
Dentist Dr Karla Stewart said: “I am delighted with the award of notable practice as it highlights the importance of preventative initiatives, particularly for young children, which is something the whole practice has thoroughly embraced.
“Providing the highest standards of care is our top priority so this recognition means a huge amount.”
Steve Melton, mydentist managing director, said: “We are incredibly proud of our Wallsend practice for demonstrating notable practice.”