Dental Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Colwyn Lord Colwyn Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish each NHS England local area team's commissioning guidelines and referral criteria for (1) orthognathic surgery, (2) dental implants for head and neck cancer patients, (3) dental implants for hypodontia patients, (4) orthodontic treatment within Special Care Dentistry, and (5) intravenous sedation within Special Care Dentistry.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England intends to publish national guidance covering Orthodontics, Special Care Dentistry, Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine, and Restorative dentistry. NHS England’s intention is that this guidance will be published in 2015 and will supersede all local guidance.

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