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Dental Treatment

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the numbers of courses of treatment from general dental practitioners during the last 10 years; what were (a) the numbers of courses each year, (b) the average numbers of courses each year per dentist, (c) the numbers of courses in respect of examinations only, (d) the average numbers of courses of examination only, per dentist, (e) the numbers of occasional courses per year and per dentist and (f) the numbers of uncompleted courses per year and the average per dentist.

The information requested is given in the table. Information is not available on the number of uncompleted courses of treatment.

England

Year

Number of courses (thousands)

Number of courses per dentist

Number of courses of examination only (thousands)

Number of courses of examination only per dentist

Number of occasional courses (thousands)

Number of occasional courses per dentist

197726,9722,3197,4936441,226105
197827,1052,2987,7956611,03287
197927,1652,2567,8736541,00784
198028,6142,3248,2466701,00681
198129,0362,2808,37565895675
198229,9262,2728,75266595372
198330,5062,2468,65963799473
198430,9712,2158,64461897370
198531,3852,2018,56560187361
1986–8732,1032,2237,84354360142

Note: From 1986 data are collected on a financial year basis.