WEAVERHAM Dental Surgery has been praised by the Care Quality Commission after patients described the care as ‘wonderful’.

CQC do not rate dental surgeries but it did say that there is no action required at the surgery.

The inspector said: “Patients described the treatment they received as wonderful and excellent. The dentists discussed treatment with patients so they could give informed consent.

“We received feedback about the practice from 11 people. Patients were positive about all aspects of the service the practice provided.

“They told us staff were welcoming, kind and caring. They said that they were given helpful, honest explanations about dental treatment, and said their dentist listened to them.

“Patients commented that they made them feel at ease, especially when they were anxious about visiting the dentist.”

The staff and management were praised for the condition of the surgery as well.

The inspector said: “Premises and equipment were clean and properly maintained. The practice followed national guidance for cleaning, sterilising and storing dental instruments.

“The practice had arrangements to ensure the smooth running of the service. These included systems for the practice team to discuss the quality and safety of the care and treatment provided.”

On the day of inspection the CQC collected 11 comment cards filled in by patients and all of the feedback provided was positive.