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Publication, Part of

NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2012-13, Second quarterly report

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


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 quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to Q2 2012/13 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to the third quarter of 2012/13.

Key Facts

  • A total of 29.7 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending December 2012, an increase of 1.5 million on the March 2006 baseline.
  • This represents 56.0 per cent of the population compared with the March 2006 baseline of 55.8 per cent.
  • The number of children seen by an NHS dentist is equal to the March 2006 baseline of 7.8 million although the percentage of children seen (69.0 per cent) is below the baseline (70.7 per cent).

  • There were an estimated 9.9 million Courses of Treatment (CoTs) in Q2 2012/13, a decrease of 118 thousand (1.2 per cent) on Q2 2011/12.

  • All treatment bands saw a decrease in Q2 of 2012/13 compared with the corresponding quarter in 2011/12, with band 2 showing the largest decrease (78,000) and band 3 the smallest decrease (3,000).


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