Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Number Of Dental Nurses Working In Scotland Up By 65% Since 2007

Number Of Dental Nurses Working In Scotland Up By 65% Since 2007

 The number of dental nurses working for the NHS in Scotland has increased by 65 per cent in the last five years, according to the latest figures. New figures also revealed that the number of dental technicians has increased by 171 per cent in the same time period. SNP MSP Bob Doris said that the […]


MSP Warns of Soft Drink Tax Job Cuts

MSP Warns of Soft Drink Tax Job Cuts

A Member of the Scottish Parliament has warned that a new tax on soft drinks could lead to job losses in Scotland. MSP for Cumbernaud and Kilsyth, Jamie Hepburn, said that a proposed tax on sugary drinks could affect one of Scotland’s most iconic companies, AG Barr. The firm, which is most famous for producing […]


Increase In Scottish Patients Choosing Sedation

Increase In Scottish Patients Choosing Sedation

There has been a significant increase in the number of Scottish people choosing sedation for dental treatment. According to NHS figures there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of patients choosing to have sedation, and 40 people per day are having IV or oral sedation or laughing gas. Sedation is most […]


Dentists Meet In Glasgow To Discuss Mouth Cancer Strategy

Dentists Meet In Glasgow To Discuss Mouth Cancer Strategy

Dentists and industry experts have gathered in Glasgow to discuss new strategies for tackling mouth cancer, after statistics revealed that the number of cases of mouth cancer in Scotland has risen in recent years. The latest figures show that 770 people in Scotland are diagnosed with mouth cancer each year. Scotland has the highest rate […]


Arktos The Polar Bear All Smiles After Trip To The Dentist

Arktos The Polar Bear All Smiles After Trip To The Dentist

Arktos, a 75-stone polar bear, is all smiles after receiving urgent dental treatment. Arktos the polar bear, who is resident at Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie in Scotland, needed emergency dental treatment on a rotten tooth. A team of ten dentists worked on the giant bear after putting him to sleep for the procedure; Arktos […]


Childsmile Programme To Be Rolled Out Across Scotland

Childsmile Programme To Be Rolled Out Across Scotland

The Scottish Health Minister, Michael Matheson, has confirmed that the Childsmile programme has been expanded across Scotland. The £15 million programme is designed to educate children about oral health and encourage them to look after their teeth and gums by providing schoolchildren with dental kits, which include a toothbrush, toothpaste and oral hygiene leaflets. Each […]


New special needs dental service launched in Scotland

New special needs dental service launched in Scotland

Public health minister, Michael Matheson has launched a new dental service for children with special needs. The existing paediatric dental service, which is operated from Bridgeton Health Centre, has been adapted to make it more child-friendly and suitable for children with autism and special needs. The redevelopment came about after two members of staff came […]


Survey shows Scots have the Worst Oral Hygiene

Survey shows Scots have the Worst Oral Hygiene

A survey conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed that people in Scotland have the worst oral hygiene habits in the UK. According to the survey, one in five Scots do not brush their teeth in the morning, with 20 percent of participants in Scotland also admitting to going without brushing their teeth […]


NHS Dental Registration numbers up in Scotland

NHS Dental Registration numbers up in Scotland

Recent statistics have revealed that more than a million people have registered with an NHS dentist since March 2007. In March 2011, the number of people registered with an NHS dentist was 3,804,338, which represents an increase of 4 percent over the last 12 months. Despite the good news about patient registration numbers, the statistics […]


Thousands of Scottish Schoolchildren missing out on Dental Check-ups

Thousands of Scottish Schoolchildren missing out on Dental Check-ups

A report has revealed that thousands of schoolchildren in Scotland are missing out on regular dental check-ups even though they are free of charge. The report shows that targets for all five and eleven year old children to have regular routine check-ups have been missed; the main reasons for the missed targets include parents failing […]