The Dental Earnings and Expenses report provides a detailed study of the earnings and expenses of General Dental Services (GDS) and Personal Dental Services (PDS) dentists in England and Wales in 2006/07, the first year of the new contractual arrangements for NHS dentists in these countries.
Results are based on anonymised tax data for dentists with an accounting year ending in the final quarter of 2006/07. Unless stated otherwise, all averages in the report relate to both full and part-time dentists with varying levels of earnings from the NHS and private work.
This report has been produced by The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care (IC). A joint working group, with representation from the NHS Information Centre, the Department of Health (DH), the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), the British Dental Association (BDA), the secretariat for the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) and the NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services Division (DSD), was consulted on the content of the report.