Research & Statistics

Providing a range of research and insights to help inform member decision-making.

Research & Statistics

We provide a range of research and insights to help inform decision-making. If you would like to suggest potential areas for future research please contact Adam Stanley.

Through our Statistics Committee, we conduct and commission research into a range of areas across both the profession and industry. This work provides valuable insights into areas such as the dental team's attitudes towards and adoption of different dental technologies, the changing composition of the dental workforce and purchasing habits. 

Adoption of digital intra oral sensors

Since 2015, there has been a 15% increase in the adoption of digital intra oral sensors, with 69% practices already using the products.

UK dental student intake

The 2018/19 intake of dental students stood at 1,101, down 0.9% on the previous year.

Spend on high street dentistry

The total spend on UK high street dentistry for 2018-19, across NHS and private, was £8.6bn – a 9.7% increase on 2005-06 in real terms.

NHS veneer procedures

Veneers saw the biggest decrease of any NHS Course of Treatment, down 16.1%.

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