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This annual report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England for the 12-month period to 31 March 2020 (including clinical treatments and dental workforce) and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist up to 30 June 2020.
This publication includes information about patients seen and NHS dental activity broken down to dental practice level.
To limit COVID-19 transmissions, dental practices were instructed to close and cease all routine dental care from the 25th March 2020. The data reported in the publication including activity, patient numbers, finances and treatments, will be lower than expected during the time period of restrictions. The supplementary report for this publication estimates the impact on the number of patients seen and more information can be found in Annex 5 data quality statement.
Adults seen by an NHS dentist
21.0m adults were seen by an NHS Dentist in the 24-months up to 30 June 2020