The Department does not have population figures pre-2001 for Shropshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT).
The table shows the percentage of adults who were registered with a national health service dentist in the Shropshire county PCT area in each year since 1997.
|Adult registrations||Adult population||Percentage registered|
The drop in registrations between September 1997 and September 1998 is mostly attributable to the reduction in the re-registration period from two years to 15 months. The figures exclude patients treated in dental access centres (DACs) who are not registered. In 2004, there were some 375,000 episodes of treatment in the 48 DACs then in operation in England.