Dental Services: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th July 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the proportion of children under the age of two who have visited an NHS dentist in the last 12 months.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The table below shows the number of children under the age of two who were seen by an NHS dentist in England in the 12 months to June 2017.

Patient Age (at 30 June 2017)

Number of Current Child Patients

Population

Access Rate %

0

17,628

669,103

2.6

1

132,544

669,817

19.8

Under 2

150,172

1,338,920

11.2

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