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  • Release date: 12 February 2014
  • Period covered: July to September 2013
  • Next update: 22 May 2014
A series of annual and quarterly reports which include data on the number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment, the type of treatments provided and the numbers of NHS dentists.

Key points

  • A total of 1.22 million Units of NHS Dental Activity (UDAs) were carried out, a slight decrease of 0.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. This represented approximately 578,300 individual courses of treatment (CoTs), a decrease of 0.9 per cent when compared to the same period last year.
  • 1.68 million patients were recorded as having been treated in the 24 months before 30 September 2013 amounting to 54.7 per cent of the population, 64.5 per cent of the child population (under 18 years old) and 52.2 per cent of the adult population (18 years or over).. This is a slight increase from the same period last year, when 54.6 per cent of the population was treated.


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