This report provides information on dental working hours for dentists in Northern Ireland in 2008/09 and 2009/10 who performed some Health Service activity. Information on average weekly hours, weekly Health Service hours, weeks of annual leave and the division of time between Health Service and private dentistry, and clinical and non-clinical work, is presented.
The results are presented for Principal Dentists (those who are owners, directors or partners of a dental practice) and for Associate Dentists (those who are self-employed and enter into an agreement with a Principal Dentist, that is neither partnership nor employment).
This report was produced by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care, and The Dental Working Group. This is the first year that The NHS Information Centre has produced working hours data for dentists in Northern Ireland. As such, this report carries the label "Experimental Statistics". Experimental Statistics are new statistics that are undergoing evaluation. We therefore welcome comments on this report.