Dental Health: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th June 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the frequency of the Children's Dental Health Survey, currently conducted every ten years.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People has taken place every 10 years since 1973 with the most recent survey carried out in 2013. There are no plans to change the frequency of this survey which provides an important time series of information used to underpin and help plan dental health care for children in England.

The Government is committed to improving oral health in England and the Child Dental Health Survey is a valuable source of data and indicator of children’s oral health over time.

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