Information on the number of dentists who have carried out NHS activity during the year.
Dentists can work under a number of contracts:
- General Dental Services (GDS) providers must provide a full range of mandatory services.
- Personal Dental Services (PDS) providers are not obliged to provide the full range of mandatory services. If a provide-only provides specialist services, such as orthodontic work, this has to be under a PDS agreement.
- Trust-led Dental Services (TDS) can provide services under PDS agreements and then pay dentists directly rather than through the standard system operated by NHS Dental Services
For more information please see the Guide to NHS Dental Statistics