Skip to main content
Publication, Part of

NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2011-12

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2012


** 13th May 2014

It was identified that the patient charges data were incorrect in the first version of this publication. In Annex 2, the data in table F2 were incorrect. This has now been revised. The errors are fully documented in Annex 5. Please contact for further information. **

Please note that figure 3b in the report shows data relating to adult patients seen as a percentage of the population, rather than total patients seen as a percentage of the population as stated in the chart title.

This annual report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England for the 12 month period to 31 March 2012 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to the first quarter of 2012/13.

Key Facts

  • A total of 29.6 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending June 2012, an increase of 1.4 million on the March 2006 baseline.
  • There were 39.6 million Courses of Treatment (CoTs) in 2011/12, an increase of 326 thousand (0.8 per cent) on 2010/11. CoTs rose for each treatment band in 2011/12 compared with 2010/11.
  • CoTs including a fluoride varnish continue to rise for both adults (by 43.3 per cent to 480 thousand) and children (by 63.5 per cent to 1.4 million). For children this is now the third most common treatment item, behind examination and fillings and sealant restorations, with 13.1 per cent of child CoTs containing this treatment item.
  • Almost 23 thousand dentists performed NHS activity during 2011/12, an increase of 121 (0.5 per cent) on 2010/11.


Related Links

Last edited: 1 September 2020 4:28 pm