Dental Services: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many young people aged 17 or under received dental treatment band 1 in (a) Nottingham North constituency, (b) Nottingham and (c) England in 2015.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

Dental activity is measured through the number of courses of treatment delivered. Data has been provided for the number of band 1 courses of treatment for 0 to 17 year olds for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Final data for 2015/16 will be published in August 2016.


Band 1 Courses of treatment (CoT)

Nottingham North Constituency


Nottingham Local Authority





NHS Dental Services of the NHS Business Services Authority


  1. A CoT is defined as:
  2. an examination of a patient, an assessment of their oral health, and the planning of any treatment to be provided to that patient as a result of that examination and assessment; and
  3. the provision of any planned treatment (including any treatment planned at a time other than the time of the initial examination) to that patient.

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