The information in Table 1 shows the number of female and male national health service dentists on a head count basis for England at September each year from 1997 to 2003.
NHS dentists cover dentists working in the general dental service (GDS), hospital dental service (HDS), community dental service (CDS) and personal dental service (PDS). Dentists working in more than one dental service are included in each service apart from dentists working in both PDS and GDS who are counted in the GDS only. Excluded are the small number of salaried dentists in the GDS.
Information on CDS and HDS for September 2003 is not currently available.
Information on the gender breakdown of vocational trainees in the GDS is shown in Table 2.
|General dental service||Personal dental service||Community dental service||Hospital dental service||Total|
PDS numbers exclude dentists who also work in the GDS. Female and male numbers for 1999 are estimated. PDS started in October 1998.
Dental Practice Board and Department of Health medical and dental workforce census.
Dental Practice Board.