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  • Release date: 7 November 2018
  • Period covered: April to June 2018
Data includes information on the number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment, the type of treatments provided and the numbers of NHS dentists.

April to June 2018

Release date: 7 November 2018

Quarterly data are published on StatsWales. These include data on quarterly activity, number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment and the type of treatments provided.

2017-18

Release date: 30 August 2018

Patients treated in the 24 months before 31 March 2018

  • 1.7 million patients (55.0 per cent of the population) were treated in the 24 month period ending March 2018. 52.0 per cent of adults were treated, slightly decreasing from the previous period; as well as 66.9 per cent of children, increasing slightly from the previous period.

Patient charges between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018

  • 45.2 per cent of all courses of treatment were for paying adults. 
  • The total patient charge for this amounted to £35.5 million, an increase of 2.1 per cent when compared to the patient charge of £34.7 million in 2016-17.

Activity between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018

  • 4.9 million units of dental activity were carried out in 2017-18, a decrease of 2.7 per cent compared with 2016-17. This represented approximately 2.4 million individual NHS dental courses of treatment, a decrease of 0.4 per cent compared with 2016–17. 

Workforce between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018

  • A total of 1,479 dentists who had NHS activity were recorded between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. There were 4.7 dentists per 10,000 population, which was the same as the previous year. 

Further information

Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6186
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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