Church Court Dental, Dumfries become first ever winner of new national award


Well done to Church Dental Practice in Dumfries who have won a very prestigious UK award. 

Press Release sent to DGWGO

We are delighted to announce that Church Court Dental Practice, on Castle Street in Dumfries, is the first ever winner of a brand new national award specifically designed to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that goes into being a great practice. However, it is the strong focus on professionalism and risk management that makes this award different from so many others. Entries from practices throughout the UK were assessed on the following criteria:

Ethics – Professionalism – Record keeping – Cross infection control – Team working- Consent – Communication – Health and safety

Mark Colwell (Principal Dentist), Adele Welsh (Practice Manager), Lorraine Gibb (Hygienist) and Catherine Colwell (Development and Marketing Manager) travelled to the Premier Symposium at the Shaw Theatre in London on Saturday 23rd November, to be presented with the award at one of the most prestigious events in the dental calendar. The Dental Practice of the Year Award is sponsored by Dental Protection, the world’s largest Dental indemnity organisation supporting 62,000 dental members and Schülke, European leaders in cross infection control.

Kevin Lewis, Director of Dental Protection said: ‘The particular attraction of the Church Court winning entry, was the transformative effect on the practice culture that resulted from engaging the whole team in taking risk management and patient safety so seriously. We hope that their success will inspire others to follow a similar path and reap unexpected rewards as a result’

Mark Colwell, Dental Surgeon and owner of Church Court Dental Practice said: “Our whole team is delighted to receive this recognition of our efforts to provide excellence in all aspects of our work. We hope this brings benefits to all our patients as we aim to put care for individual, long term oral health at the heart of everything we do”.

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