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Publication, Part of

NHS Dental Statistics for England - Quarter 3, 2017-18

Official statistics


This quarterly publication brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to quarter 3 2017-18 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist up to quarter 4 of 2017-18.

There are also details of proposed changes to the annual dental publication due to be published on 30 August 2018. It is not proposed to remove any data entirely. It is proposed to reduce the number of tables and charts and ensure the remaining data are available in a csv file.

9th April 2019 - Please note Annex 2 (Sub-national Patients Seen), Table A6 has been revised

Key Facts

In the 24-month period ending 31 March 2018, 22.1 million adult patients were seen by an NHS dentist, representing 50.9 per cent of the adult population.

The number of children seen by an NHS dentist in the 12 months to 31 March 2018 was 6.9 million. This equates to 58.4 per cent of the child population.

There were 9.6 million courses of treatments (CoT) in quarter 3 of 2017-18, a decrease of 158,756 on quarter 3 of 2016-17, based on provisional data.

Last edited: 9 April 2019 2:42 pm