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Request Reference: 8451 Request Date: 10 Apr 2019
Request: Iím emailing from the advertising company [company name redacted]. Weíre looking to do some work for the charity Age UK, who are wanting to promote one of their elderly care services. They are trying to work out which primary care environments are best at reaching the elderly, dental practices being one of the environments up for consideration. It would be particularly useful to know more about patient demographics for this environment, as it may be a very helpful space for reaching this elusive demographic group. Having seen the recent ĎNHS Dental Statistics 2018-19 Reportí Adam Langron at NHS Digital referred me to you, as he says you have the raw statistical data on dental patient usage, and patient demographics. The report breaks down patients into children and adults, but do you have further info on age broken down into smaller age groups? And if so, more specifically answers to the following questions; 1. Whatís the percentage share of each age group who visits a dentist once a year? 2. How many 65+ adults visit a dentist once a year? 3. What percentage of all UK 65+ adults visit a dentist once a year? 4. How often do 65+ adults visit a dentist? once a year/ month/ every few years? It would be hugely helpful if you have this info, or could point me in the right direction to where I can find the answers? I know I may have to submit an freedom on information report? Iím able to find this for NHS Scotland and Wales, so itís surprising itís not so obvious for England. Please call me on the number in my autosig if you have any questions. Iíll look forward to hearing from you shortly. [On 30 April 2019 you clarified the following:]I would like the most up to date info, so 2018/19 if possible. Both England and Wales would be helpful as well if you have that.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 30 May 2019
Response: Please see attached response.