2015/16 Oral Health Survey of Older People

This report and associated tables present the results of a questionnaire and standardised dental examination of older people (aged 65 years and older) with mild dependency who live in "extra care" housing establishments. This is the first oral health survey of this population group and the method was implemented as a pilot. There is therefore no directly comparable data to use which could help to show trends.

The report provides narrative, comment, summary and analysis of the data. Data are presented at national, regional and, where possible, upper-tier local authority level. Consultants in Dental Public Health in PHE Centres can provide advice about interpretation and application of this information.