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Dental Services

General Dental Services key figures 2022-23 (NISRA and BSO)

General Dental Services key figures 2022-23 (NISRA and BSO)

The dental team within the Strategic Planning and Performance Group oversees all aspects of the delivery of health service dental care and treatment provided by Northern Ireland’s approximately 360 high street dental practices.

This includes the provision of treatment of general dental care alongside specialist care provided within orthodontic and oral surgery practices.  Our responsibilities include clinical governance, contract management and service development.

We promote safety and quality within dental practices through routine monitoring and quality assurance arrangements and are committed to working in partnership with our colleagues in the Department of Health, and within practice through the British Dental Association and Local Dental Committees to ensure the effective delivery of health service dentistry to patients.

The dental team also provides professional support to the Commissioning Directorate as well as the BSO, RQIA, Department of Health and the Public Health Agency.


Useful Links:

Oral Health advice Oral health | nidirect

Accessing dental care Health Service dental charges and treatments | nidirect and Types of dentists and your rights as a patient | nidirect

Find a Dentist / HSC Service Finder HSC Service Finder – HSC (

Out of hours emergency dental care Out of Hours Emergency Dental Treatment – HSC (

Making a complaint FPS Complaints – HSC (

Information for dental practitioners Dental Contractors (