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Publication, Part of

NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2010-11

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2011


Note:Outdated percentage of population figures for 2008/09 and 2009/10 were published in table 4a (adult, child and total) and figure 4b (total) in the original release of this report.

The corresponding table and figure in annex 1 also contained this error. Corrected figures have been provided in this version, released on 27 September 2011. The corrected figures do not impact on any figures for change over time, or on general trend over the periods shown.

The annex 1 originally published on 18 August 2011 also contained a technical fault which caused an error message when users tried to open the file. This fault has been corrected in the current version.

This report considers NHS dental activity and workforce in 2010/11, the fifth year of the current dental contract system. For the first time, this annual report includes information on clinical treatments by NHS dentists.

Key Facts

  • Dentists performed 39.2 million Courses of Treatment (CoTs) in 2010/11, a 1.7 per cent increase (655 thousand) on 2009/10.
  • This equates to 87.5 million Units of Dental Activity (UDA), a 2.3 per cent increase (2.0 million) on 2009/10.
  • This represented 169 thousand UDAs per 100,000 of the population.
  • 56.3 per cent of the population (29.2 million people) saw an NHS dentist in the 24 month period ending 30 June 2011, a 0.2 percentage point increase compared to the 24 month period ending 30 March 2011.
  • 23 thousand dentists performed some NHS activity during 2010/11, a 3.6 per cent increase (796) on 2009/10.


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