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Dental Services

Part of Department of Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th March 2006.

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Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health 2:30 pm, 7th March 2006

The most recent assessment of dentists' numbers was the 2004 "Report of the Primary Care Dental Workforce Review". Since April 2004, we have recruited the equivalent of an extra 1,100 dentists in the NHS. Last year, we announced that we would increase dental training places by 170 each year, and in January we announced the opening of a new dental school at the Peninsula medical school.