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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Percentage of courses of treatment with clinical activity by patient type, treatment band, clinical treatment and year

Figures show the percentage of clinical treatments per course of treatment per year.

Patient Type[Filtered]
Click here to sortBand 1Routine examination, scaling and diagnostic procedures. See Statistical Release for a fuller list.Click here to sortBand 2Fillings and extractions. See Statistical Release for a fuller list.Click here to sortBand 3Treatment requiring laboratory work. See Statistical Release for a fuller list.Click here to sortUrgentOne of a specified set of possible treatments provided to a person in certain circumstances.<br />See Statistical Release for a fuller list.Click here to sortAll Bands
Antibiotic Items Prescribed00000
Other Treatment1426306031
Referral for advanced mandatory services01000
Fluoride varnish6277684863
Lower denture - acrylic002301
Lower denture - metal00000
Radiographs taken4256493846
Scale and polish01100
Upper denture - acrylic004203
Upper denture - metal00000
Bridges fitted00600
Veneers applied00100
Crowns provided002902
Endodontic treatment05802
Permanent fillings and sealant restorations070352130
Fissure sealants00000



Clinical activity rates by patient type, treatment band, clinical treatment, measure and year.

Last update

13 October 2022 13 October 2022

Next update

September 2023 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Contact email


National Statistics

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see


Dental; NHS Dental; Treatment band; Courses of treatment; CoTs

General description

The information presented here shows the percentage of courses of treatment that included specific treatments by treatment band.
On 1 April 2008, the clinical dataset was introduced into the dental data collection process, where additional information can be recorded by dental practitioners about a range of clinical dental treatments. This clinical data in summary can be used to monitor patterns of treatment and assist in national and local planning. Clinical activity is recorded by dentists and submitted with other activity data on the FP17W form to NHS Dental Services.
Sixteen possible clinical treatments are recorded. Note that a patient can receive more than one clinical treatment within a single course of treatment.
Treatments are split into treatment bands, which are used to determine the charge paid by patients:
Band 1 - covers a check-up and simple treatment (such as examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on preventative measures, and a scale and polish).
Band 2 - includes mid-range treatments (such as fillings, extractions, and root canal work) in addition to Band 1 work.
Band 3 - includes complex treatments (such as crowns, dentures, and bridges) in addition to Band 1 and Band 2 work.
Urgent - a specified set of possible treatments provided to a patient in circumstances where: prompt care and treatment is provided because, in the opinion of the dental practitioner, that person's oral health is likely to deteriorate significantly, or the person is in severe pain by reason of their oral condition; and care and treatment is provided only to the extent that is necessary to prevent that significant deterioration or address that severe pain.
The patient charge for the urgent band is the same as that for Band 1.

Data collection and calculation

The data is derived from dental activity forms submitted for payment and processed by NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on the way dental services have been provided in Wales and therefore affect the data collected from the last quarter of the financial year 2019-20 and the full financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22.
From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morganwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

2010-11 onwards.

Revisions information


Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication and quality report, as per given weblink.