Number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment, the type of treatments provided and the numbers of NHS dentists for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

Patients treated in the 24 months before 31 March 2019

  • 1.7 million patients (55.0% of the population) were treated in the 24 month period ending March 2019.
  • 51.9% of adults were treated, slightly decreasing from the previous period; as well as 67.7% of children, increasing slightly from the previous period. 

Patient charges between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019

  • 45.6% of all courses of treatment were for paying adults.
  • The total patient charge for this amounted to £36.4 million, an increase of 2.6% when compared to the patient charge of £35.5 million in 2017-18.

Activity between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019

  • There were approximately 2.4 million individual NHS dental courses of treatment, an increase of 2.2% compared with 2017–18.
  • 4.9 million units of dental activity were carried out in 2018-19, a similar figure when compared with 2017-18.

Workforce between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019

  • A total of 1,506 dentists who had NHS activity were recorded between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.
  • There were 4.8 dentists per 10,000 population, a slight increase on the previous year.

Reports

NHS dental services, April 2018 to March 2019
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

NHS dental services, April 2018 to March 2019: annex tables
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