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Publication, Part of

NHS Dental Statistics for England 2020-21, Biannual Report

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Country, Dental practices, Local Authorities, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2020 to 31 Dec 2020


This biannual report contains dental activity for England covering April to September 2020 and patients seen data for 24 month period (adults) and 12 month period (children) up to 31 December 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 and patient numbers will be lower than expected during the time period of restrictions. Further information can be found in our 2019/20 Annual publication supplementary report and the Annex 5 data quality statement - see links below.

Key Facts

Image for infographic Adults seen by an NHS dentist
Adults seen by an NHS dentist

19.7m adults were seen by an NHS Dentist in the 24-months up to 31 December 2020 which equates to 44.5% of the adult population

Image for infographic Children seen by an NHS dentist
Children seen by an NHS dentist

3.6m children were seen by an NHS dentist in the 12 months up to 31 December 2020 which equates to 29.8% of the child population

Image for infographic Courses of treatment delivered
Courses of treatment delivered

2.8m courses of treatment were delivered in quarter 2 of 2020-21. A decrease of 7.04m compared to the same quarter in 2019-20, based on provisional data

Image for infographic Interactive data visualisation
Interactive data visualisation

You can access the interactive data report here


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Last edited: 24 February 2021 1:43 pm