NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2012-13, Third quarterly report
This quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to Q3 2012-13 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to the fourth quarter of 2012-13.
A total of 29.8 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending March 2013, an increase of 1.6 million on the March 2006 baseline. This represents 56.1 per cent of the population compared with the March 2006 baseline of 55.8 per cent.
The number of children seen by an NHS dentist is equal to the March 2006 baseline of 7.8 million although the percentage of children seen (69.1 per cent) is below the baseline (70.7 per cent).
There were an estimated 9.6 million CoTs in Q3 2012/13, a decrease of 97 thousand (1.0 per cent) on Q3 2011/12.
‘Other’ CoTs saw a decrease of 117 thousand compared with the corresponding quarter in 2011/12. This is attributable to the discontinuation of UDAs awarded for prescription only CoTs, which was effective from 1st November 2012. Consequently, no CoTs or UDAs were awarded for prescription only activity from this date.