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​Private dental practices in Wales: have you registered with HIW?

14 June 2017

Dentists undertaking any form of private dentistry in Wales are reminded that their practices must be registered with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales to provide dental care, following changes to the regulations earlier this year.

The HIW has suggested to the BDA that some dental teams appear to be unaware that the regulations for private practices have changed, and that from 1 April 2018, all private practices must be registered with HIW to continue practising.

HIW advises that the process of registering may take some time (due to some staff requiring new DBS checks) so it encourages all practices to register as soon as possible.

Earlier this year, BDA Wales succeeded in securing concessions on higher fees and curbing unnecessary red tape to the proposed amendments to the new Government regulations on private dentistry in Wales, helping to ensure single-handed practitioners were not onerously burdened by annual fees.

BDA Wales

BDA Wales supports, represents and promotes the interests of all dentists in Wales. Working with elected committee members, we negotiate on behalf of the profession on terms and conditions, remuneration and contracts. As the voice of the profession, we campaign on issues affecting dentistry and oral health in Wales.