Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

NHS dental professionals in Scotland to receive 1% pay rise

NHS dental professionals in Scotland to receive 1% pay rise

Dental professionals in Scotland will receive a 1% pay rise from the 1st April, it has been confirmed. Health Secretary, Shona Robison described employees as the NHS’s “most valuable asset” and added that their contributions are valued despite the fact that pay has been a contentious issue amid cuts to the health service. All those […]


  Lewis dental patients forced to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment

 Lewis dental patients forced to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment

  Dental patients on Lewis are having to make costly trips to the mainland for treatment, it has been revealed. A shortage of dentists on the island means that patients who do not require urgent or special needs care are faced with the prospect of travelling to the mainland to see a dentist. The dental […]


New figures reveal over 90% of children are registered with a dentist in Scotland

New figures reveal over 90% of children are registered with a dentist in Scotland

New figures have revealed that more than 90 percent of children living in Scotland are registered with a dentist. The statistics show an increase in registration rates, and an amazing difference in the proportion of children from deprived areas who are on a practice list. In 2000, just 52% of children from the poorest areas […]


New Report Shows Slight Improvement in Children’s Oral Health in Scotland

New Report Shows Slight Improvement in Children’s Oral Health in Scotland

A new report has revealed a slight improvement in children’s oral health in Scotland; figures for 2013/2014 show a 1% increase in the proportion of children free from signs of decay from 2012/2013. The findings of the National Dental Inspection Programme report show that rates of decay continue to fall among Scotland’s children; however, there […]


Fall In Dental Course Applications In Scotland

Fall In Dental Course Applications In Scotland

Fewer Scottish students applied for dental courses this year, it has been revealed. The number of students applying for places on dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine courses fell this year. According to recent statistics relating to UCAS applications, the number of applications for dentistry, vet and medicine courses fell from 1,540 in 2013 to 1,350 […]


Police Issue Fake Ecstasy Warning To Clubbers After Tests Show Pills Contain Dental Anaesthetic

Police Issue Fake Ecstasy Warning To Clubbers After Tests Show Pills Contain Dental Anaesthetic

Police in Scotland have urged clubbers to avoid taking pills after it was revealed that tablets containing a powerful dental anaesthetic are being sold as ecstasy. Police warned that tablets containing benzocaine, a form of anaesthetic, which is commonly used in dentistry to prevent patients from feeling pain, could contribute to very serious and life-threatening […]


Scottish Dental Practices Prepare For Childsmile’s Summer Campaign

Scottish Dental Practices Prepare For Childsmile’s Summer Campaign

Dental practices across Scotland are preparing to launch this summer’s Childsmile campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of children’s oral health and getting kids involved in Childsmile events. Practices across the country will be converted into kid’s zones to educate and engage children and encourage them to adopt positive habits to […]


British Dental Association Issues Warnings Over Rural Dental Shake Up Plans

British Dental Association Issues Warnings Over Rural Dental Shake Up Plans

The British Dental Association has warned that patients with the greatest need will be affected by plans to shake-up rural dental services in Scotland. Plans to change services in remote areas have been revealed recently, with four health boards facing the prospect of practice closures. The measures have been announced as a means of reducing […]


Childsmile Brushing Saves Millions In Dental Costs

Childsmile Brushing Saves Millions In Dental Costs

A new study has revealed that supervised brushing for children in Scotland is saving millions of pounds in dental costs. As part of the Childsmile programme, members of nursery staff supervise children brushing their teeth and this has saved more than £6 million, according to research carried out at Glasgow University. Researchers at the university […]


Concerns Over Preventative Treatment For Scottish Children

Concerns Over Preventative Treatment For Scottish Children

There are concerns over children’s dental care in parts of Scotland, as figures have revealed that health boards are falling short of their targets for the provision of preventative dental treatment. The latest figures show that some boards, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, are falling short of targets, which are aimed to improve standards […]