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Dental commissioning statistics unveiled

Posted by Allie Wright

The Department of Health has released new data relating to dental commissioning in the UK.

It showed that at the end of the third quarter of the year, there had been 89.3 million units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned.

This was shown to be a rise of more than 100,000 and 0.12 per cent on the figures for the previous quarter and 234,000 higher (a 0.26 per cent increase) on the data for the same period last year.

“UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represents 0.2 per cent (166,000) of all UDAs commissioned this quarter,” it was revealed by the government, which added this is the smallest count and percentage to have been recorded since the collection started in June 2007.

A study by Bray Leino was recently detailed by the British Dental Health Foundation and it revealed that dentists in the UK tend to be more trusted by their patients than doctors are.

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