Publication

NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2013-14

This is part of NHS Dental Statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
21 Aug 2014
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Local Authorities, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2014

Summary

This annual report includes information on all patients that received NHS dental care in England for the 12-month period to 31 March 2014. Subjects covered include: dental activity, clinical treatment and dental workforce. Information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist for the 24-month period to 30 June 2014 is also included.

This information is used by the Department of Health to inform government policy on NHS dentistry and by local NHS managers in the planning and delivery of local dental services.

20 November 2014

Today we have released patients seen data at dental practice level. The data can be found within this publication under annex 5.

Key Facts

  • 29.9 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending June 2014, a 1.8 million (6.3 per cent) increase from the March 2006 baseline.
  • 39.8 million Courses of Treatment (CoT) were delivered in 2013-14, a rise of 440,000 (1.1 per cent) from the previous year. As UDA are weighted CoT, the pattern of change in UDA broadly reflects those for CoT.
  • The most frequent treatment delivered to adults was Scale and Polish (excluding Examination) with 12.8 million CoT including this treatment, a rise of 2.1 per cent from last year.
  • 23,723 dentists performed NHS activity during 2013-14. This is an increase of 522 (2.2 per cent) on 2012-13, and 3,563 (17.7 per cent) more than 2006-07.

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