Dental Public Health Intelligence Programme

The Public Health England (PHE), Dental Public Health Intelligence Programme incorporates all aspects of the former NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme. This programme supports the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable and robust information on the oral health needs of local populations.

The Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team North West (KITNW), the Dental Public Health Epidemiology Team (DPHET, formerly The Dental Observatory) and key stakeholders, including the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD), are working together to generate intelligence to support high quality commissioning.


If you have any queries or if you require further information about any of the reports or data please email One of our analytical team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements in more detail.

PHE Dental Epidemiology Coordinators

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Surveys of 5 year old children

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Surveys of other children (3, 12 year olds and special support schools)

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Surveys of adults and guidance

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2016 Dental Epidemiology toolkit

View the toolkit that provides stakeholders with the information they need to understand fully all aspects of the PHE Dental Public Health Epidemiology Programme.

2017 Extractions data

UPDATED Hospital episodes for extraction of one or more primary or permanent teeth among 0 to 19 year olds, 2011/12 – 2016/17

Dental Health Profiles

Local Authority Profiles – dental health of five-year-old children

2016 Dental Prescribing Dashboard

View the dashboard that provides insight into dental prescribing across England.

PHE Fingertips Oral Health Profile

This online profile provides a set of oral health and related indicators that will support local authorities to focus on and prioritise oral health improvement initiatives, particularly among young children.

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Water Fluoridation toolkit and health monitoring report

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