Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year 2012

A dental practice in Manchester has been named BDA Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year, it was announced this week. Maple Dental Care Ltd, won the award following a rigorous selection process, which included a visit to the practice by judges.

The practice, in the Brooklands area of Manchester) is one of over 1,800 members of the Good Practice Scheme, which has now been running for over ten years and is UK dentistry's leading quality assurance programme. The Practice of the Year award is judged on criteria covering many aspects of practice management and care delivery such as patient communications and the care pathway, health and safety and infection control, team training and team working, and corporate social responsibility.

Judges this year were particularly impressed with Maple Dental Care’s commitment to delivering ‘a caring pathway of evidence based dentistry for patients’. They also praised the range of treatment options and additional services the practice provided, and its commitment to lifelong learning amongst its staff.

British Dental Association President Dr Frank Holloway said: “Winning the BDA Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year Award is a significant achievement that demonstrates dedication to the highest standards of professionalism. The team at Maple Dental Care can be justifiably proud of this accolade.”

The practice will be presented with their award at the BDA’s Honours and Awards Dinner which takes place in London in November.