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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of dental contracts and practices by local health board
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[Collapse]W11000023Betsi Cadwaladr13288
[Collapse]W11000025Hywel Dda6653
[Collapse]W11000031Swansea Bay7463
[Collapse]W11000028Aneurin Bevan11177
[Collapse]W11000029Cardiff and Vale7668
[Collapse]W11000030Cwm Taf Morgannwg5956



Number of dental contracts and practices by local health board

Last update

17 October 2023 17 October 2023

Next update

September 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

General description

This data shows the number of dental contracts and practices.

Data collection and calculation

The data is derived from dental activity forms submitted for payment and processed by NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services.

Data is based on at least one FP17W or FP17OW being submitted by a contract at a dental practice.

Dental contract: a dental practitioner or group of dental practitioners that enter into contract with a Local Health Board to provide NHS dental services. More than one dental practitioner can perform NHS dental work under the same contract (for example, the practitioner who enters the contract may sub-contract to other dental practitioners to perform work under the same contract).

Dental practice: the geographic location where dental treatment took place. Each location can have work performed there by different dental practitioners who may have entered into separate dental contracts with the Local Health Board.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

2022-23 onwards

Statistical quality

Further information can be found in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.