We inspect all types of dental practices, including those which undertake private work, to check people are receiving good care.

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 quoting which inspection type of workbook you require.


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