- 61% of adults in England, 60% in Northern Ireland and 69% in both Wales and Scotland now attend their dentists regularly. In 1978, the figure was just 44% in England and 39% in Wales
- Half of adults say they visit their dentist every 6 months
- 21% of adults say they visit their dentist annually
- The UK is one of the most likely nations in Europe to visit their dentist for a check-up – helping to prevent the battle against poor oral health. The UK was ranked second (72%), after the Netherlands (79%)
- Around 2% of the population have never visited a dentist
- 27% of adults only visit their dentist when they have a problem
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Rob Merrick reports on the results of a survey highlighting the ease of getting a dental appointment.
The vast majority of patients are able to get a dental appointment when they want one, a survey reveals, in sharp contrast to long queues to see a general practitioner (GP).
In a poll of 450,000 people, only 5% of those who sought dental treatment in the past two years said they failed to get an appointment, NHS England said.
That was exactly half the failure rate in a similar survey of GP patients, which recorded that 10% complained they could not book a slot at a surgery.
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