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Table 1 Panel inquiry timing results and BDA Heathrow Timings and total treatment demand 2011/12 England primary care

From: Alternative scenarios: harnessing mid-level providers and evidence-based practice in primary dental care in England through operational research

  BDA Heathrow Timings in minutes Total number of clinical items
Treatment Timings for adults Timings for children Adults Children
Examinations 11.3 11.3 21,141,217 9,024,617
Scale and polish 15.1 15.1 885,253 12,281,036
Fluoride varnish 4 5 1,350,626 456,854
Fissure sealants 18.2 18.2 40,105 257,324
Endodontics 75.7 75.7 588,241 38,157
Tooth restorations 19.7 17.6 10,725,507 3,426,437
Extractions 17.6 17.5 2,936,211 902,049
Upper denture acrylic 76.4 76.4 600,702 3,743
Upper denture metal 79.1 79.1 54,924 363
Lower denture metal 79.1 79.1 28,291 61
Lower denture acrylic 76.4 76.4 362,817 723
Veneers 50.5 50.5 29,884 3,338
Inlays 50.5 50.5 188,238 10,825
Radiographs 5 5 10,561,103 949,485
Bridge units 63.7 63.7 184,553 5,638
Crowns 63.7 63.7 781,322 13,162
Antibiotic prescribing 4 4 532,806 68,894
Total    50,991,800 27,442,706
  1. Source: BDA Heathrow Timings: panel inquiry treatments in italics.