Professional Registration

The General Dental Council

The General Dental Council (GDC) is a UK-wide statutory regulator of all members of the dental team from dentists to nurses and hygienists. Their purpose is to promote, protect and maintain patient health, safety and well-being. They maintain public confidence in dental professionals. They hold a register of qualified dental professionals, and promote and maintain the professional standards and conduct of these professionals.

All the members of the PURE Dental team are fully registered with the GDC.

There are nine principles registered dental professionals must keep to at all times. As a GDC registrant we must:

  1. Put patients’ interests first
  2. Communicate effectively with patients
  3. Obtain valid consent
  4. Maintain and protect patients’ information
  5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure
  6. Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
  7. Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills
  8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk
  9. Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession

There are additional guidance documents which can be found on the GDC website if you wish to read any more about these principles.

The General Dental Council can be contacted by calling +44 (0) 845-222-4141 (UK local rate) or +44 (0) 20-7887-3800. You can also write to them at 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ.

The Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independant regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

As part of the regulation of healthcare providers the CQC seek to answer five key lines of enquiry:

  1. is it safe?
  2. is it effective?
  3. is it caring?
  4. is it responsive?
  5. is it well-led?

Just after our new prinicipals, Neil and Zareen, took over the practices, PURE Dental York Strensall had a CQC inspection and we are happy to report that there were no concerns in all five key lines of enquiry.

If you would like to read more about this inspection please see the full report on the CQC website.


Last Updated: 3rd March 2022

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Dunnington Dental Practice

Contact Details

31 York Street, Dunnington, York, YO19 5QT

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Tuesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Thursday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Friday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Saturday

9am - 12:30pm

Sunday

Closed

Dunnington Dental Surgery in York

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Strensall Dental Practice

Contact Details

Martin House, 24 Barley Rise, Strensall, York, YO32 5AA

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Tuesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Thursday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Friday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Saturday

9am - 12:30pm

Sunday

Closed

Strensall Dental Surgery in York

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Covid-19 Guidance

Updated - May 2022

Although general COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted, there are different considerations in place for healthcare settings.

The dental practice is a unique environment in which the majority of treatments we carry out generate an aerosol, which is how COVID-19 and other respiratory infections can spread.

How can we limit the spread of infection in the Dental Practice?

  1. Keep the air moving rapidly. We have put air exchange systems in all our treatment rooms in order to ensure the aerosol can be cleared more quickly.
  2. Maintain our Personal Protective Equipment and Infection control procedures. We are continuing to follow the latest guidelines from the government on PPE and infection prevention and control.
  3. Continuing to wear masks in both patient and staff areas.

Advice for Patients

Practices are using personal protective equipment including masks to keep staff and patients safe.

  • When you attend your appointment, you will be asked some screening questions.
  • You will probably be asked to use hand sanitiser or to wash your hands when you arrive (and again before you leave)
  • You will also be asked to wear a mask in the waiting rooms if you can

There may be a delay in you receiving treatment.

The reason for the long waits is not all because of the backlog, but also because there’s a lot more disinfection of surgeries required after each treatment.

Calling the Practice

You no longer need to call us when you arrive. As you come in, please wear your own mask, and disinfect your hands with the gel provided. (If you have forgotten to bring one, a mask is available on entry).

Please make sure you keep your appointment if you have one. If you can’t make an appointment, your practice may be able to offer it to someone else who really needs it.

Please be assured that dental teams are working within the current guidelines issued by governments and are doing their best to help patients wherever possible.

Receptionists are also doing their best to ensure that priority cases are treated as soon as possible. Please treat all the staff with respect. We know it can be stressful, but they are doing their best to help.

How you can help:

  • Please do not arrive without an appointment.
  • With the exception of children and persons in need, patients should come alone.
  • Patients should attend wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
  • Please do not arrive too early to the practice. If necessary, you may wait inside the practice.

As you would expect, your dental teams will be doing all they can to ensure you receive the treatment you require in the safest way.