British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme

Recognising our commitment to quality

The BDA Good Practice Scheme membership logo
Receiving the BDA Good Practice Scheme award

The BDA Good Practice Scheme is a quality assurance programme for UK dental practices.

As members of the Scheme, our practice demonstrates a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised best practice standards. We are kept up-to-date with current requirements in order to provide the best care for you – our patients.

"We are proud that every member of the team has played an important role in ensuring compliance with the 102 requirements of the Scheme. We really do feel that we have improved the service we provide to our patients"

As members of the Scheme, our practice will:

  • Carefully look at the service that is provided and compare it against nationally recognised standards of good practice for patient care
  • Be assessed by the British Dental Association
  • Regularly carry out internal checks on working methods
  • Make the Good Practice Scheme commitment

The Good Practice Scheme commitment

As part of the Good Practice Scheme all members of our dental team have made this commitment:

  1. We aim to provide dental care of consistently good quality for all patients
  2. We only provide care that meets your needs and wishes
  3. We aim to make your treatment as comfortable and convenient as possible
  4. We look after your general health and safety while receiving dental care
  5. We follow current guidelines on infection control
  6. We check for mouth cancer and tell you what we find
  7. We take part in continuing professional development to keep our skills and knowledge up-to-date
  8. We train all staff in practice-wide work systems and review training plans once a year
  9. We welcome feedback and deal promptly with complaints
  10. Every member of the practice is aware of the need to work safely under General Dental Council guideline

The BDA Good Practice Plaque

This plaque, as seen in the photo above, describes the commitment that you make to your patients as a BDA Good Practice member and is inscribed with the following statements:

  • We aim to provide dental care of consistently good quality
  • We will work with you to provide care that meets your needs and wishes
  • We aim to make your treatment comfortable and convenient
  • We will check for mouth cancer and tell you what we find
  • We will look after your general health and safety
  • We follow current infection control standards
  • We keep our skills and knowledge up to date
  • We monitor the quality of our service to identify opportunities for improvements