Dental Commissioning Statistics, England – September 2017


These statistics show the volume of Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 Local Offices as at the end of September 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:

  • 88.2 million UDAs had been commissioned as at 30th September 2017.
  • This is a decrease of 49,000 (-0.1%) compared to UDAs commissioned in June 2017, and a decrease of 600,000 (-0.7%) compared to September 2016.
  • UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represent 0.05% (44,300) of all UDAs commissioned as at September 2017.


For more detailed analysis:

 DC01 September 2017 Detailed Paper (DOCX, 682KB)

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Dental Commissioning 2017-09 (CSV, 3KB)

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