Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

The proportion of children registered with a dentist in West Dunbartonshire remains below the national average, despite improvements in recent years. The latest figures show that uptake increased from 40.8% in 2014 to 46.8% in September 2017, but the number of children on a dental register is still below the national average and far lower […]


Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Scotland’s chief dental officer claims annual check-ups are suitable for most patients

Most of us have heard at some point in our lives that we should go to the dentist every 6 months. While this advice still applies to some patients, most notably those with a high risk of developing dental issues, Scotland’s chief dental officer insists that most of us can benefit from annual appointments. Margie […]


Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

Highlands MSP raises concerns over access to NHS dentistry, as patients are moved to private surgeries

An MSP based in the Highlands has raised concerns over the future of NHS dentistry, as patients move from NHS clinics to private surgeries. Rhoda Grant said that a lack of funding made available by the government has contributed to “privatisation by the back door.” Recently, patients who were previously registered with NHS services in […]


Cambuslang dental team celebrates awards success

Cambuslang dental team celebrates awards success

A dental team from Cambuslang is all smiles after winning a major prize at the Scottish Dental Awards. The team from Gray’s Dentist was ecstatic when the winner of the Practice of the Year award was announced. The clinic beat off stiff competition from around the country to scoop the award, which was presented at […]


Scottish Independent Dental Firm Expanding in Perthshire after Six Figure Takeover

Scottish Independent Dental Firm Expanding in Perthshire after Six Figure Takeover

An independent dental firm established by an award-winning dentist has set its course for growth after buying out another dental business in Perthshire in a takeover bid worth six figures. Infinityblu Dental Care & Implant Clinic, owned by Chris Barrowman, bought out Smiles Dental from its owners Caroline Bayles and Bruce Duguid, which has added […]


Dental duo all smiles following the acquisition of Aberdeenshire clinic

Dental duo all smiles following the acquisition of Aberdeenshire clinic

A dental duo has plenty to smile about after acquiring an Aberdeenshire clinic. Alistair Scott and Euan MacDonald have successfully completed the purchase of Schoolhill Dental Practice in Ellon. Alistair approached Euan with the proposition after learning that his boss at the practice, Dr David Ovenstone, was going to retire. Alistair has worked at the […]


Borders lagging behind as record dental registration figures revealed

Borders lagging behind as record dental registration figures revealed

The Scottish Borders are lagging behind other parts of the country in terms of dental registrations, new figures have revealed. The latest statistics show that there have been major improvements in registration rates across the country in the last decade, but rates are still lower in some parts than others. Despite widespread increases in registrations, […]


Scottish Government launches new oral health strategy

Scottish Government launches new oral health strategy

The Scottish Government has unveiled plans for a brand new oral health strategy, which proposes to build on the success of programmes aimed to benefit both children and adults. The Oral Health Improvement Plan comprises of a series of measures introduced to reduce the gap between affluent and deprived areas and prevent more people from […]


Dental registration rates rise by almost 50% in a decade in Scotland

Dental registration rates rise by almost 50% in a decade in Scotland

Rates of dental registration in Scotland have almost doubled in the last ten years, it has been confirmed. The latest figures show that in 2017, 92.5% of the population was registered with a dentist. This is a significant increase compared to figures of 51.1% in 2007. The statistics are particularly reassuring for adults, as registration […]


Highlands MSP calls for urgent meeting to discuss dental provision in the Western Isles

Highlands MSP calls for urgent meeting to discuss dental provision in the Western Isles

The MSP for the Highlands and Islands, Rhoda Grant, has called for an urgent meeting with the health secretary to discuss dental provision on the islands of South Uist, North Uist and Benbecula. Ms Grant wants to hold talks with Shona Robinson ahead of the end of a consultation, which was launched to talk about […]