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NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2015/16, First Quarterly Report

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2015 to 30 Sep 2015


This quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to quarter 1 2015-16 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to quarter 2 of 2015-16

Key Facts

A total of 30.0 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending 30 September 2015, an increase of 1.9 million on the March 2006 baseline. This represents 55.8 per cent of the population compared with the March 2006 baseline of 55.6 per cent.

The number of children seen by an NHS dentist stands at 8.0 million, 2.7 per cent above the March 2006 baseline of 7.8 million, although the percentage of children seen (69.6 per cent) is below the March 2006 baseline (70.2 per cent).

There were 9.6 million courses of treatments (CoT) in quarter 1 of 2015/16, a decrease of 31,964 (-0.3 per cent) on quarter 1 of 2014/15, based on provisional data.


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