Certificate of Professional Registration
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800.Our dentists and staff adhere to the rules governing the profession by the GDC as set out in their publication “Standards for Dental Professionals”. You can find out more about the GDC on their website www.gdc-uk.org.
Our practice fully complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. It is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as Gentle Dental Care, registration number Z2817152. Our practice data controller is Dr Sawhney . To download the ICO guide to data protection please click here.
Care Quality Commission
Our practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our Certificate Number is 1-663592500.
Our practice adheres to the standards for patient confidentiality as set out by our regulatory body the General Dental Council. You can see details of this by downloading their guide “Principles of Patient Confidentiality” (PDF).
Patient Safety Charter
Our practice has a safety culture which means that patient safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, not only when delivering healthcare but also when setting objectives, developing procedures, purchasing new products and equipment.
In this practice we take patients complaints very seriously and try to ensure that all of our patients are pleased with their experience of our service. For further details of our complaints policy please click here.
The Good Practice Commitment
- We aim to provide dental care of a consistently good quality for all patients.
- We only provide care that meets your needs and wishes.
- We aim to make your treatment as comfortable and convenient as possible.
- We look after your general health and safety while receiving dental care.
- We follow current guidance on infection control.
- We check for mouth cancer and tell you what we find.
- We take part in continuing professional development to keep our skills and knowledge up-to-date.
- We train all staff in practice-wide work systems and review training plans once a year.
- We welcome feedback and deal promptly with any complaints.
- Every member of the practice is aware of the need to work safely under General Dental Council guidelines.
Our location - Norwich Dentist
The practice is in a fantastic location in NR1 and benefits from free parking next door and is conveniently situated along Riverside Walk in between Norwich Station and Norwich City Football Club adjacent to the River Wensum. There are numerous buses that serve the practice with a major bus stop in Riverside Retail Park. For our less-abled patients, there is free parking right outside our front door.
"I brought myself to Dr Sawhney after a bad experience elsewhere involving the removal of a conspicuous tooth resulting in practical concerns and a loss of confidence. I was reassured by the quality of care and advice I received and was able to decide upon a dental implant with full knowledge of the costs and process, including the timescale of six months. I reminded myself of the Chinese proverb 'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now' so had no hesitation. That treatment was almost a year ago and I have enjoyed the benefits ever since; especially in the protection of adjacent teeth and the absence of self-consciousness whenever there was a cause to smile."
“Dr. Sawhney has been excellent at recommending the correct treatments and ensuring I have had the best service possible. I would recommend Riverside Dental to everyone, especially nervous patients, as the staff could not make you feel more relaxed. I am now more confident in my appearance, which makes a hugh difference!”
“Amazing dental practice who I have already highly recommended to all of my family and friends. Not only are all of the staff so helpful and friendly, but they have transformed my smile. I also recommend the Invisalign treatment as well as having bonding work, as Bim did an outstanding job! Thanks again.”