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NHS Dentistry

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the level of access to NHS dentistry. (95980)

We estimate that as at the end of March 2006, around 24.7 million people had accessed NHS dental services in the most recent 15-month period, over half a million more than at the same point in 2005. The levels of dentistry now being commissioned by primary care trusts, following the reforms of NHS dentistry in April 2006, already exceed the levels provided in the previous year.