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NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2017-18, 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 2017 to 30 Sep 2017


This quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to quarter 1 2017-18 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist up to quarter 2 of 2017-18.

Key Facts

In the 24 month period ending 30 September 2017, 22.1 million adult patients were seen by an NHS dentist, representing 51.3 per cent of the adult population.

The number of children seen by an NHS dentist in the 12 months to 30 September 2017 was 6.8 million. This equates to 58.5 per cent of the child population.

There were 9.4 million courses of treatments (CoT) in quarter 1 of 2017-18, a decrease of 377,748 on quarter 1 of 2016-17, based on provisional data.


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