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Dental data

We hold comprehensive information on general and orthodontic commissioned NHS dental contracts and their delivery of services.

Data is captured from the FP17 form submitted by dental contractors via the CoMPASS system,

The information we provide is used to help with:

  • performance management
  • financial planning
  • following clinical best practice
  • compliance with regulations
  • identifying outlier behaviour

We provide information to:

  • NHS Commissioners
  • NHS stakeholders
  • the general public
  • academic researchers

Data is held on the following categories:


We hold information relating to NHS dental contracts that identifies:

  • who holds the contract
  • the location of the contract
  • who performs dental work on the contract


We hold data that identifies any dental treatment activity including:

  • the type of treatment
  • the cost of the treatment
  • who performed the treatment
  • the treatment banding
  • detailed information on the treatment carried out


We hold data relating to financial aspects of dental contract management, including:

  • total contract value
  • dentist remuneration
  • pensions
  • business rate information

This data allows us to produce a variety of financial, activity and risk-based reports for those who need access to this data. It also means that we can pay contracts promptly and accurately.      


We hold data that identifies the level of patient access to dental treatment in England and Wales. It identifies:

  • where patients travel to and from to receive treatment
  • access within deprived areas (known as lower layer super output areas)

This information can be used with Office of National Statistics population figures.


We work closely with NHS Dental Services, NHS England and NHS Improvement to identify contract outliers. 

This allows us to identify any risks to the provision and quality of dental care. 

We provide tailored reports for specific areas to help improve assurance within dental treatment.

Dental systems

We provide information on dental data to registered users through eDEN dashboards and reports hosted on the NHSBSA Dental Services Compass system.

These products can help to identify trends and inform decisions to provide value for money services.

eDEN is an online application which allows you to:

  • access dental data faster
  • manage user friendly reports
  • refresh and export dashboards and flat data tables
  • view data visualisations

Read more information about eDEN.

CoMPASS is the system that commissioners, providers and performers need to use to access and administer their relevant NHS Dental Services information.

Read more information about CoMPASS.

Data can also be requested on an ad hoc basis.

Public data

We produce reports which are freely available to the public.

Reports available to the public via the Open Data Portal (ODP):

English Contractor Monthly General Dental and Orthodontic Contractual Dataset

English Contractor Monthly General Dental Activity

English Contractor Monthly Orthodontic Activity

More information on the dental reports published is available via the ODP.

Data for research can be requested via our data for academic research page.

We also have a team who will answer any questions you might have about the data.

Contact us if you have any queries.