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Orthodontistry

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Tendring are waiting for NHS orthodontic treatment. (111188)

The latest, September 2006, commissioner-based figures for Tendring primary care trust show that there were no patients waiting for an orthodontics in-patient appointment and 15 patients waiting for an orthodontics out-patient appointment. They also show that there were 79 patients waiting for an oral surgery in-patient appointment and 107 patients waiting for an oral surgery out-patient appointment. However, most of orthodontic activity is undertaken in community or primary care and data for these waiting times is not held centrally.