Posted by Joanne Mellor
A dental practice in the north-west is celebrating after being given an award by the British Dental Association (BDA), which picked it for its Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year.
Maple Dental Care, which is located in Manchester, was named as the winner of the award this year by the BDA, which has over 1,800 members of the Good Practice Scheme.
The dental practice’s commitment to delivering “a caring pathway of evidence-based dentistry for patients” was highlighted by the judges of the prize.
President of the BDA 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.”
Members of staff from the Manchester practice are going to be presented with their award at the BDA’s Honours and Awards Dinner which takes place in London in November.
The Practice of the Year award is selected on criteria covering many aspects of practice management and care delivery, including patient communications and the care pathway, health and safety and infection control, team training and team working and corporate social responsibility.
Judges visited Maple Dental Care in the Brooklands area of Manchester as part of a rigorous selection process to pick the winner of the award this year.
Good Practice Scheme Practice of the Year has now been running for over ten years and according to the BDA, it is UK dentistry’s leading quality assurance programme.
The Maple Road Dental Practice was founded in 1954 by Geoff Harper and the company prides itself on maintaining strong links with the local community.
Ian Hunt bought the practice in 1999 and since then it has undergone a thorough modernisation, with improvements made at the site including the reception area being upgraded for better comfort and access for dental patients.