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NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2016-17, Third Quarterly Report

Publication date: 09:30 May 25, 2017


This quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to quarter 3 2016-17 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist up to quarter 4 of 2016-17.

Key Facts

In the 24 month period ending 31st March 2017, 22.2 million adult patients were seen by an NHS dentist, representing 51.5 per cent of the adult population.

The number of children seen by an NHS dentist in the 12 months to 31st March 2017 was 6.8 million. This equates to 58.2 per cent of the child population.

There were 9.7 million courses of treatments (CoT) in quarter 3 of 2016-17, a decrease of 127,592 (1.3 per cent) on quarter 3 of 2015-16, based on provisional data.


Date Range: 01 October 2016 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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