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Dental Personnel

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many dental hygienists and technicians there are in each of the three Services; how many of these are trained annually; and why training for the three Services is not undertaken at the same place.

The numbers are:

Trained numbers in each ServiceTrained in 1974
Dental Hygienists
Royal Navy2712
Army4112
Royal Air Force5516
Dental Technicians
Royal Navy29 (civilians)Nil
Army8813
Royal Air Force5822
We have examined the possibility of joint training for these categories of dental personnel at one place but have concluded that this would not offer any worthwhile savings.