Official Statistics

Dental Commissioning Statistics 2016-17, Q4

Information about the amount of NHS dental activity commissioned at the end of each quarter for the following year, measured in Units of Dental Activity (UDAs).


Dental Commissioning Statistics 2016-17, Q4


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).

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

Published 4 May 2017