Official Statistics

Oral health of 5 and 12 year old children attending special support schools in England: 2014

Public Health England has published the results of this first national survey, which took place in the academic year 2013 to 2014.

Detail

The results of the survey, broken down by region, shows:

  • wide variation in tooth decay prevalence and severity in both 5 and 12 year old children attending special support schools in England

  • children in special support schools have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools but are more likely to have their teeth extracted

  • children who experience decay also have more teeth affected and poorer oral hygiene.