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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Units of Dental Activity by treatment band, patient type, local health board and quarter
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WalesBetsi Cadwaladr230,158240,626248,682263,301982,768235,289230,414241,320251,051958,075229,522234,136236,219220,814920,691
Hywel Dda112,762114,435112,360118,009457,566113,280107,589116,248127,622464,739109,912112,857105,687105,141433,597
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg212,645219,222223,481250,547905,895216,746220,772226,642249,586913,746.....
Swansea Bay..........148,642156,400148,645145,311598,998
Cwm Taf120,707127,276134,916150,051532,950126,466126,259133,213146,778532,716.....
Cwm Taf Morgannwg..........181,877186,271188,319183,603740,070
Aneurin Bevan233,528236,531241,435275,644987,138239,806240,986248,372273,5461,002,711230,879238,142239,573234,056942,649
Cardiff and Vale186,988199,234203,313228,797818,332190,245193,491200,435228,437812,609193,054194,860193,646188,850770,410


Units of Dental Activity by treatment band, patient type, local health board and quarter

Last update
30 September 2020 30 September 2020

Next update
November 2020 (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 only

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

General description
The information presented here shows NHS activity by quarter.
Units of Dental Activity: This is the technical term used in the new NHS Dental Contract regulations to describe weighted claims for treatment. They refer to the whole claim, not just individual items. The list below shows the weighting for each of the treatment category bands and is used to calculate the treatment claims by band figures.

Band 1: 1.0
Band 2: 3.0
Band 3: 12.0
Band 1 urgent: 1.2
Arrest of bleeding: 1.2
Bridge repair: 1.2
Denture repair: 1.0
Prescription issue: 0.0
Removal of sutures: 1.0

A UDA of 0.75 for prescription issue was removed from 1 November 2012.

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

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as restrictions at practices before lockdown, data reported for activity, patient numbers, finances and treatments will be lower than what would have been expected during the last quarter of 2019-20 (January to March 2020).

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 Morgannwg 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
April - June 2009 onwards

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

Rounding applied

Revisions information
Data are revised at end of year reconciliation.

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

Dental; NHS Dental; Units of Dental Activity; UDAs; Treatment band