Armed Forces: Dental Services

(asked on 14th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are waiting for dental treatment as of 14 March 2023.

Answered by
Andrew Murrison Portrait
Andrew Murrison
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)
This question was answered on 17th March 2023

As at 1 March 2023 (latest data available) 22,138 UK Armed Forces personnel were categorised as NATO Category 2 or 3; meaning that they require either preventative or interventive treatment to achieve optimal dental fitness.

NATO Category 2 patients are deployable as they only require minor interventive treatment or treatment aimed at preventing disease. NATO Category 3 patients require treatment for conditions which are likely to result in issues within a year if left untreated. These are the priority for treatment.

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