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Dental Services: Surgery

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 30056, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how people are waiting for oral surgery by (a) type of procedure and (b) age.

Answered on

15 July 2022

Referral to treatment data shows that as of April 2022, there were 268,464 patients awaiting oral surgery. However, this does not record the type of procedure and while data of the age of the patient is collected, this information has not been centrally validated.

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