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Dagenham 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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Dental Treatment

The following particulars relate to dental treatment provided for mothers and young children:—

Expectant or Nursing MothersChildren Under Five Years of Age
Number of patients examined126177
Number of patients needing treatment123174
Attendances for treatment203292
Number of patients who have completed treatment114162
Number of Extractions1,020485
Number of Fillings6015
Number of Anaesthetics administered:
(a) local2
(b) general204297
Number of Scalings or scaling and gum treatment38
Number of Silver Nitrate treatment115
Number of Dressings5
Number of X-ray examinations32
Number of Dentures provided:
(a) full48
(b) partial19
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Day Nurseries

There are three Nurseries in the Borough, accommodating 164

children in all.

Staff: Matrons2
Deputy Matrons2
Wardens3
Nursery Trained Nurses7
Nursery Assistants12
Nursery Assistant (Part-Time)1
Nursery Students16
Total43
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