Dental Commissioning Statistics, England – March 2017

These statistics show the volume of Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 Local Offices as at the end of March 2017, for the upcoming 12 months.


UDAs are a measure of the amount of work done during dental treatment. More complex dental treatments count for more UDAs than simpler ones.


The figures are broken down into two groups:

  • UDAs commissioned where the dental service is being provided;
  • UDAs commissioned in contracts not yet delivering services (for example, UDAs in new contracts, where the contract has been signed but the dental activity has not yet started).


Key findings this quarter:

  • 88.5 million UDAs had been commissioned as at 31st March 2017.
  • This is an increase of 34,800 (0.04%) compared to UDAs commissioned in December 2016, and a decrease of 503,500 (-0.6%) compared to March 2016.
  • UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represent 0.01% (5,400) of all UDAs commissioned as at March 2017.


For more detailed analysis:

DC01 March 2017 Detailed Paper (DOCX, 261KB)


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Dental Commissioning 2017-03 (CSV, 3KB)

Dental Commissioning 2017-03 (XLS, 15KB)


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