Dental Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th September 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 assessment he has made of the importance of the data provided by the Adult Dental Health Survey to planning and commissioning oral health services; and if he will make a statement.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when work on the next Adult Dental Health Survey is due to commence; and what the timetable is for the publication of that survey's results.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of funding has been allocated for the delivery of the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

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

The Adult Dental Health Survey provides information on overall adult oral health status, oral health inequalities, oral health related quality of life and oral health behaviours in England which is available to both local authorities and National Health Servcie dental service commissioners.

No decisions have been taken yet on the funding or timing of the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

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