How we inspect

We look at how dentists:

Our inspections of dentists are usually announced. Services usually receive up to twelve weeks notice of an inspection.

Our inspections are carried out by a HIW inspector and an external reviewer who is a dentist with recent hands on experience of dentistry.

The following document provides guidance about what we will look at during an inspection. If you would like a copy of our inspection workbook please contact


Last updated: 21 Aug 2018